Item #75033 PACIFIC OVERTURES. Music, Lyrics, Stephen Sondheim, John Weidman, Book.


New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed and dated by Stephen Sondheim on the front flyleaf. Set in 19th-century Japan, Pacific Overtures tells the story of the country's westernization starting in 1853, when American ships forcibly opened it to the rest of the world. The original Broadway production of the musical was staged in Kabuki style, with men playing women's parts and set changes made in full view of the audience by black-clad stagehands. It opened to mixed reviews and closed after six months, despite being nominated for ten Tony Awards. Octavo: 128 p. with a drawing by Al Hirschfeld and photographic illustrations from the 1976 production at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York. Original red cloth binding, with black titles. The top edge is foxed, with a little bit to the fore-edge as well. Some light rubbing to the dust jacket; otherwise very good. Very good / Very good. Item #75033
ISBN: 0396074146

Price: $250.00

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