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re: Dreamgirls... with an Asian Cast?
Last Edit: WaymanWong 01:04 am EDT 03/28/20
Posted by: WaymanWong 01:02 am EDT 03/28/20
In reply to: re: Dreamgirls... with an Asian Cast? - tmdonahue 08:54 am EDT 03/27/20

Broadway musicals are quite popular in South Korea and Japan.

Years ago, I remember seeing a photo from a Tokyo production of ''Fiddler on the Roof,'' in which a Japanese man played Tevye. Turns out the Japanese love that show. From a Tabletmag article: The late Joseph Stein, who wrote the show’s book, wrote a piece for the Guardian a decade ago recalling his visit to the first production in Tokyo in 1967: “Japan was the first non-English production and I was very nervous about how it would be received in a completely foreign environment,” he writes. “I got there just during the rehearsal period and the Japanese producer asked me, ‘Do they understand this show in America?’ And I said, ‘Yes, of course, we wrote it for America. Why do you ask?’ And he said, ‘Because it’s so Japanese.’”
Link Tabletmag.com: Why 'Fiddler' Has Been Beloved in Japan for 50 Years
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