Picture Credit: amarurose
English Title: Hollywood Gossip
Japanese Title: ハリウッド・ゴシップ
Performances: KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater, 10/11 - 10/17; Theater Drama City, 10/23 - 10/31
Author / Director: Tabuchi Daisuke
Composer: Aoki Tomoko
Choreographer: Miori Yumino, Sakuragi Ryousuke, KAORIalive
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: Yes (release date 01/31/2020)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: No
|Conrad Walker (Conny Waldo)||Ayakaze Sakina|
|Estella Burns (Edla Bergenqvist)||Jun Hana|
|Howard Aster (producer from Empire Film)||Natsumi You|
|Amanda Margret (former top actress)||Rika Masumi|
|Owner of the Diner||Sahana Mako|
|Selma Brown (Howard’s Secretary)||Chikaze Karen|
|Jerry Crawford (Amanda’s former lover; a rising star)||Ayanagi Shou|
|Robert Berkeley (film director)||Mana Haruto|
|Mario Contini (Conrad’s friend)||Kiraha Reo|
|Canon Chase (gossip news columnist)||Ai Sumire|
|Gossip News Reporter||Amatsuki Tsubasa|
|Dance Hall Guest||Himehana Yukino|
|Pee Wee (Amanda’s butler)||Machi Yuuka|
|Bobby (assistant director)||Suwa Saki|
|Gossip News Reporter||Nonoka Himari|
|Diner Customer||Haori Yuuka|
|Thomas (Conrad’s friend)||Manomiya Rui|
|Larry (Conrad’s friend)||Agata Sen|
Other Cast: Yume Maoto, Mika Monami, Mochizuki Atsuno, Mayuzuki Rea, Suzuhana Miu, Soumi Haruma, Manaha Ayane, Rina Kurumi, Manahi Michi, Kotomine Saara, Kishiro Yuriya
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Raceface (skin darkening + afro wig)
Conrad is aiming to become a movie star, but hasn’t had his breakthrough yet. For his final chance, he goes to attend a screen-test for new and upcoming actors for a major motion picture. However, Jerry Crawford, a young movie star heartthrob, is chosen for the lead role instead.
The screen-test being for new and upcoming actors was merely a gimmick. Once Conrad learns the truth, he makes his way to the studio, enraged. Once there, he sees former top actress Amanda. Conrad lacks the acting skills and expressions required to become a star, so Amanda offers to instruct him on the secret to pulling the audience’s gaze towards him. However, Amanda has an ulterior motive - to get revenge on her lover, Jerry, who used her as a stepping stone to become a star!
Before long, Conrad, who has acquired the necessary skills through his training, attends the press conference of the film with Amanda. Once there, they encounter Jerry along with his rumoured new romantic partner, Estella, who has a heroine role in the film.
To the shocked spectators, Conrad exposes the façade that is “Gossip” and, with resolute determination, starts on his path towards stardom....
1920s Hollywood motif coloured in scandalous ‘Gossip’. A path of deceptions interwoven with dreams, sketching dramatically the light and darkness of people.
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