Kamenashi Kazuya to Star in Ninagawa Yukio’s Production

Kame’s stage comeback since “DREAM BOYS”.

It has been announced that KAT-TUN‘s Kamenashi Kazuya will star in Ninagawa Yukio‘s stage production “Aoi Shushi wa Taiyo no Naka ni Aru”. The said stage play is based from a play written by the late Terayama Shuji.  

“Aoi Shushi waTaiyo no Naka ni Aru” is set during Japan’s high-growth period of 1960’s and it tells the story of slum inhabitants and their tragic love story. Kamenashi plays Kenji, a factory worker, who witnessed crime concealment and gets involved in a riot.

Kamenashi will soon join his senpais, Higashiyama Noriyuki, Morita Go, Matsumoto Jun among others, who were baptized under strict production of Ninagawa and grew as actors. Kamenashi had gotten Ninagawa’s attention before with the help of Johnny’s Entertainment President, Johnny Kitagawa.

Ninagawa says that while doing a play in Osaka, Kitagawa arrived with Kamenashi and he thinks that he’s an attractive young man whom he wants to work with. Afterward, Kamenashi was seen as the chairperson for performances in Imperial Theater, starred in the movie “Joker Game” and did “Second Love” this year. Kamenashi has saved his power as an actor and Ninagawa said that he’s happy that his premonition (on Kame) has materialized; a flexible body and sensitivity are very attractive. Ninagawa also adds that he looked forward to rehearsals.

Aoi Shushi wa Taiyo no Naka ni Aru”  will run from Aug 10th to 30th at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo and on Sept 4th to 13th at ORIX Theater in Osaka.

via jnews1 and Nikkan Sports

Other JE who did a play under Ninagawa are Kimura Takuya, Ninomiya Kazunari, Okamoto Kenichi, Okada Junichi, Ikuta Toma, and Ueda Tatsuya.


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