Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, Yu Shirota and Sierra Boggess Set for 4 Stars: One World of Broadway Musicals Concerts
By Andrew Gans
Umeda Arts Theater Co., Ltd and Kyodo Tokyo Inc. will present 4 Stars: One World of Broadway Musicals in Tokyo and Osaka in June.
The concerts will boast the talents of Tony winner Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, Yu Shirota and Sierra Boggess, with direction by Daniel Kutner and music direction, supervision and arrangements by Jason Robert Brown. Performances are scheduled for June 15-23 at Tokyo’s Aoyama Theatre and June 27-30 at Osaka’s Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall.
4 Stars, according to press notes, is a "uniquely staged theatrical concert featuring four world-class artists from the four corners of the globe. Lea Salonga is a Filipino native, Ramin Karimloo is an Iranian-born Canadian living in London, Yu Shirota originates from Japan and has both Spanish and Japanese heritage, while Sierra Boggess hails from Denver, Colorado."
The concerts will feature tunes from Miss Saigon, Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera as well as songs from shows by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and Ebb, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Maury Yeston and Jason Robert Brown; Brown will also perform.
The production will also feature scenic design by Yukio Horio, lighting design by Toshiyuki Kasahara, costume design by Nobuko Miyamoto and sound design by Koichi Yamamoto.
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