Big news to those craving for a JE butai overseas, this is OUR chance!
A production announcement was held at Tokyo for Tackey&Tsubasa‘s Takizawa Hideaki starrer, “Takizawa Kabuki 10th Anniversary“. It was also announced that the said play will have it’s first overseas show in Singapore. The show will happen for 6 days from Aug 18th to 23rd at The Grand Theater of the luxury hotel, Marina Bay Sands. Since this will be the first time that Johnny Kitagawa will bring this play overseas, expect comprehensive planning, configuration, and production.
“Takizawa Kabuki” premiered in 2006 and for the 10th anniversary, Takizawa desired to do it overseas. As the director in charge, Takizawa have done preliminary inspection of the venue where he wanted to do a “Japanese four seasons” theme that will include use of artificial snow where a snow machine will be transported by a ship. Aside from that, Johnny’s specialty, flying and costumes, will also be included. As for Takizawa’s co-stars for the Singapore show, it’s yet to be announced.
There is also a plan to produce a new song, which will be entirely in English. Tackey bitterly admits that he’s not good with studying [English] but with Tokyo 2020 Olympics in vision, he wants to start with this stage to appeal the Japanese tradition of Johnny’s Entertainment.
Ahead of “Takizawa Kabuki’s” Singapore show, they will be having a performance in Shinbashi Theater in Tokyo from April 8th to May 17th in celebration of Shochiku’s 120th anniversary. Tackey will be joined by Hey!Say!JUMP‘s Yabu Kota and Kis-My-Ft2‘s Kitayama Hiromitsu.