Picture Credit: Zephy / CD Soundtrack Booklet
English Title: Dean
Japanese Title: ディーン
Romanized Title: Diin
Performances: Bow Hall, 8/18 - 9/2; Nippon Seinenkan Hall, 1/7 - 1/12
Based On: The Life of James Dean
Original Author: John Howlett
Original Composer: Robert Campbell
Composer: Yoshizaki Kenji
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi
Translator: Okada Shou
Available on DVD: No
|James Byron Dean||Anju Mira|
|Pier Angeli (Dean's only true love)||Morina Miharu|
|Elisabeth Taylor (Giant co-star)||Hana Youko|
|Natalie Wood (Rebels Without a Cause co-star)||Asaki Yui|
|Hedda Hopper (Hollywood journalist)||Natsume Kana|
|Ben (publicity man)||Makoto Tsubasa|
|Elia Kazan (East of Eden director)||Misa Noeru|
|Nicholas Ray (Rebels Without a Cause director)||Ban Akira|
|George Stevens (Giant director)||Tachibana Sae|
|Moses (one who understands Dean well)||Ritsu Tomomi|
|Eileen (same)||Shino Yuka|
|Pat (camera man)||Oomai Kaori|
|Mama Angeli (Pier Angeli's mother)||Ichihara Kei|
|Vic Damone (marries Pier)||Shibuki Jun|
|Platt (Rebel Without a Cause co-star)||Iori Naoka|
Yumeno Chikoto, Yukino Marie, Shiraho Mari, Kizuki Ayumu, Shihou Akeno, Aya Hiromi, Kaori Yutaka, Mizuki Ai, Sachimi Anna, Yuuya Naho, Chinami Yuu, Kazato Yuma, Asakura Aoi, Kochou Asuka
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
The life of James Dean from the time he moved out to Hollywood and began his screen career, until his death. Focus on the directors and cast of his three films, as well as the love of his life. First Dean is a New York City stage actor, chosen to go to Hollywood to star in the film East of Eden. His role as Cal parallels his relationship with his own father, and Dean empathizes with the role strongly. Cue angst. Dean's manager tries to convince the entertainment writer, Hedda Hopper, to help give Dean good press to make him a star, but Dean's sullen nature and unwillingness to bow and scrape got them off to a bad start and she leaves in a huff. Nevertheless, the film is a huge success. Meanwhile, Dean has met another actress, Pier Angeli, and fallen completely in love with her. Her mother disapproves of their affair, because Dean is not a Catholic, and convinces Pier to marry Vic Damone instead.
After this Dean decides to take a break from film, but director Nicholas Ray convinces him to return to LA to work on Rebel Without a Cause. After that, his last film is the western, Giant. Shortly after they finish filming the movie, the fatal crash occurs.
- Dean was also performed in 1981-82 by Moon Troupe, and 1998 by Star Troupe.
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