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January 27, 1991 | KARI GRANVILLE, Kari Granville is a free - lance arts writer based in New York. and
Looking back, it seemed like a can't-miss idea. "Shogun," James Clavell's romantic yarn about an English sea captain marooned in feudal Japan, had a proven allure, first to readers of the international best seller, then to television viewers as an NBC miniseries. Wouldn't it make a smash musical? Eight years and several million dollars later, that idea finally made it to Broadway. It lasted less than 100 days and closed last Sunday.
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January 27, 1991 | KARI GRANVILLE, Kari Granville is a free - lance arts writer based in New York. and
Looking back, it seemed like a can't-miss idea. "Shogun," James Clavell's romantic yarn about an English sea captain marooned in feudal Japan, had a proven allure, first to readers of the international best seller, then to television viewers as an NBC miniseries. Wouldn't it make a smash musical? Eight years and several million dollars later, that idea finally made it to Broadway. It lasted less than 100 days and closed last Sunday.
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January 16, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Shogun' Killed: The big-budget Broadway show "Shogun, the Musical" posted closing notices Tuesday night at the Marquis Theatre. Final performances will be Sunday, according to a spokesman for the show at Shirley Herz & Associates. The $6-million musical--based on James Clavell's international bestseller and the 1980 NBC hit miniseries--suffered from mixed reviews after opening Nov. 20.
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October 4, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
"Shogun, The Musical" is getting a new leading man. Philip Casnoff, last seen on Broadway as the American grand master in "Chess," will play the role of English sea captain John Blackthorne when the musical begins previews at the Marquis Theater on Nov. 1. Casnoff replaces Peter Karrie, who opened in the show at Washington's Kennedy Center last month.
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November 14, 1990 | From Reuters
A falling piece of scenery that hit the star of "Shogun: the Musical" in the head and knocked him out threatened to delay or possibly even derail the $6-million Broadway production. A spokeswoman for the producers said today that the accident could delay its scheduled opening Thursday, but she added that the producers were to discuss the show's future today.
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July 29, 1992 | CHRIS PASLES
To the lyric, haunting slow movement of Britten's Piano Concerto, four women stretch leisurely into graceful arabesques. But as the score changes seamlessly from music-box delicacy to ominous, full-throated conflict, four men bound into the space, and the women hurry out.
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January 30, 1992 | JANICE BERMAN, NEWSDAY
Inside American Ballet Theatre's Studio 6, Amanda McKerrow, the Bird in the new "Peter and the Wolf," sat in a tree eating potato chips. Below her, Ethan Brown, the Wolf, was making sure he'd get strung up in the tree without getting hung up on his harness. Gil Boggs, who has the title role, visited with his black Labrador retriever, Montana, a company mascot who likes to play with toe shoes and by the end of rehearsal was draped in a tutu and charming red velvet cap.
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