Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Around the World in 80 Musicals: Part IV: Asia and Oceania

Today our world tour continues to the East, with stops in 7 countries. This week's adventure covers 10 more musicals - some huge hits, (including 2 classics!); others, notorious flops. We'll even visit a mythic island. On this leg of our journey, we'll see Nellie and Emile, Anna and the King, meet a Shogun, and confront the World Champion of Chess. Good times! Buckle up! Priscilla is a feisty bus

The data comes from The Playbill Vault and Internet Broadway Database, and details the original Broadway production. Many of the shows take place in multiple countries, but (for the most part) we include them under their primary setting. In limiting it to 80 shows, obviously some favorites are going to be left out. We'd love to hear from you with your favorites that we missed.

Around the World in 80 Musicals
Stop Four: Asia and Oceania: 
China, India, Japan, Thailand,
Vietnam, Australia and the Islands



Pacific Overtures

James Clavell's Shogun: The Musical
1. Pacific Overtures - Setting: Japan, 1853 (1975, Winter Garden Theatre, 193 performances)
2. James Clavell's Shogun: The Musical - Setting: April - July, 1600 (1990, Marquis Theatre, 72 performances)


Chu Chem
3. Chu Chem - Setting: China, 600 years ago (1989, Ritz Theatre, 45 performances)


Miss Saigon
4. Miss Saigon - Setting: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), 1975 (1990, Broadway Theatre, 4,092 performances)



The King and I
5. Chess - Setting: Bangkok, Thailand (1988, Imperial Theatre, 68 performances)
6. The King and I - Setting: Bangkok, 1860s (1951, St. James Theatre, 1,246 performances)


Bombay Dreams
7. Bombay Dreams - Setting: Bombay, India (2004, Broadway Theatre, 284 performances)



The Boy From Oz

Priscilla Queen of the Desert
8. The Boy From Oz - Setting: Tenterfield, Australia (2003, Imperial Theatre, 364 performances)
9. Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Australia: Sydney, The Outback  (2011, Palace Theatre, 526 performances)


South Pacific
10. South Pacific - Setting: Two islands in the South Pacific (1949, Majestic Theatre, 1,925 performances)

Part I: HERE


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