Japanese Gay Musical ‘Girlfriend’ Announces Cast, Release Date

GIRLFRIEND

Girlfriends, listen up! The upcoming Japanese gay musical ‘Girlfriend’ has unveiled its triple cast and has released its premiere date.

On March 18, Monday, ‘Girlfriend’, a play that tells the bittersweet love story of two young men, revealed the cast with some consisting of idol group members.

The actors who were announced are Kensuke Takahashi, Taisei Shima from NORD, and Takuma Izawa, who will all play the role of Will, and Keigo Hagiya from 7ORDER, Shion Yoshitaka, and Ruo Kihara, who have all been assigned to play the role of Mike.

This project is a pop-rock musical based on Matthew Sweet’s CD album “GIRLFRIEND” and it is written by Todd Almond. The story is set in a small town in Nebraska, USA in the 1990s, and depicts the bittersweet love between two young men.

 

Taisei of NORD shared, “This is the only place where we can create a world with just the two of us and share it with others, and this experience is a big one for me! I feel so excited right now!! I would be happy if you could come and see this heart-warming work!”

Meanwhile, Keigo expressed that he “will do my best to deliver a stage where you can feel the youth of the characters and suddenly remember your own youth.”

Yuna Koyama will be in charge of directing. This show will be performed in Tokyo theaters from June 14th to July 3rd. General ticket sales for ‘Girlfriend’ will begin on April 6th.

Stay tuned to BLTai for more updates on this project.

 

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