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Ryoko Yonekura and Yu Shirota collaborate for first time on stage in ‘SHOW TIME’



Two of Japan’s top-talented artists, Yu Shirota (城田優) and Ryoko Yonekura (米倉涼子) will collaborate for the primary time on the leisure present, “SHOW TIME.”

It would be the artists’ first co-production and on-stage collaboration, so many are excited to see the outcomes.

The new leisure challenge will happen this month, and the concept got here from the want of giving respect to the Broadway artists and exhibits that suffered due to the pandemic.

Originally, Yonekura performed Roxie Hart in 2008 and 2010, within the Japanese model of the musical “Chicago,” and after studying the half in English, she made her debut on Broadway in 2012. On the opposite hand, Shirota starred within the Japanese model of the musical “Pippin” in 2019.

The late Bob Fosse choreographed each of the exhibits above. He is additionally the one who directed many musical initiatives and movies, together with “Cabaret” in 1972, which received him the Academy Award for Best Director.

Besides “Pippin” (1972), “Chicago” (1975), and “Cabaret” (1972), Fosse additionally directed “All That Jazz” (1979) that received him the Palme d’Or one 12 months later on the Cannes Film Festival.

The two actors, Yonekura and Shirota, each have in frequent the 2 initiatives choreographed by the late Bob Fosse.

In their new collaboration challenge, folks will get to take pleasure in Fosse’s works and musicals, together with “Chicago,” “Pippin” and “Cabaret.”

“SHOW TIME” is now a scorching matter in Japan; apart from the 2 famend artists, well-known friends comparable to Win Morisaki (who performed within the American movie “Ready Player One”), JKim, Mie Nakao, and Beverly Maeda will make an look within the challenge.

The leisure present has a solid of round 33 members, together with dancers and musicians.

There will probably be seven performances per whole from June twenty third (Wed) to June twenty seventh, 2021.


Period: June 23 (Wed) – June 27

Venue: Tokyu Theater Orb (Shibuya Hikarie, eleventh flooring)

Ticket value: S Seat:12,000 yen (tax included); A Seat 9,000 yen (tax included); all seats reserved

*All seats have to be reserved prematurely.

Tickets: through Lawson Ticket, Ticket Pia, E Plus, Rakuten Ticket, TBS Online Ticket, MY Bunkamura


SHOW TIME Official Website

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