The world premiere of the musical theater adaptation of Japanese manga Your Lie in April, produced by Toho and Fuji TV, will take place this weekend – May 7th and 8th, 2022 at the Nissay Theatre in Tokyo, Japan – after the Covid-19 pandemic delayed its original opening date in July 2020.
With original music by Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Bonnie & Clyde), lyrics by Carly Robyn Green, Tracy Miller, and Wildhorn, and arrangements and orchestrations by Jason Howland (Beautiful, Little Women), the musical based on Naoshi Arakawa’s Kodansha manga is directed by Ikko Ueda and written by Riko Sakaguchi.
The musical theater adaptation of Osamu Dazai’s semi-autobiographical 1948 novel No Longer Human, made its world premiere on December 10th, 2021 at the Shanghai Grand Theater. With original music by Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Bonnie & Clyde), English lyrics by Carly Robyn Green and Tracy Miller, and orchestrations by Kim Scharnberg (Jekyll & Hyde, The Civil War, Little Women), the avant-garde musical is directed and choreographed by Ney Hasegawa and Xu Chongye, written by Ya Wen and Mingzhu Zhang, and produced by Ranspace (Into the White Night).
During 2020 /COVID, the Hamilton soundtrack was one of the things that saved me (and my boys) from losing our marbles– because singing at the top of our lungs in the kitchen felt way better than trying to teach subtraction. Every time we sang “Dear Theodosia” it hit me — with all that is going on in the world, it is my children who are most important to me. And even bigger, it is all of our children.
“Dear Theodosia,” from a Mother’s perspective, was a way for all of these beautiful Moms whose voices have been heard on Broadway stages and around the world to sing and be creative during this time. And goodness knows, we hardly have a moment to do anything extra and they made it happen WITH their children! Thank you Lin-Manuel Miranda and please forgive me for adjusting your absolutely perfect song–sometimes Moms just need to vent 🙂
Here’s to keeping singers singing and looking forward to Broadway coming back soon!
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From Anime News Network: Frank Wildhorn, an American composer known for songs sung by Whitney Houston (“Where Do Broken Hearts Go?”) and Natalie Cole, is scoring the musical. Wildhorn also previously scored Death Note the Musical, and is a Broadway veteran of such hit musicals as Jekyll & Hyde and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Tracy Miller Schell and Carly Robyn Green co-wrote the lyrics with Wildhorn….
Your Lie In April, the musical based on the beloved Anime, starring Erika Ikuta was set to open in Tokyo alongside the Olympics in July of 2020. The music was written by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Tracy Miller and Carly Robyn Green can now be heard prior to the opening of the show on the Your Lie In April CD available December 25, 2020….
by BWW News Desk Oct. 14, 2019 Composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Bonnie & Clyde) has partnered with Carly Robyn Green and Tracy Miller on the musical theater adaptation of Japanese manga Your Lie in April. This show marks the first time the three have collaborated together on a new musical, though Green and Miller have each had a history co-writing with Wildhorn. Green and Wildhorn wrote Green’s…