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||Ayakaze Sakina|
|Estella Burns||Jun Hana|
|Howard Aster (producer from Empire Film)||Natsumi You|
|Amanda Margret (former top actress)||Rika Masumi|
|Owner of the Diner||Sahana Mako|
|Selma (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!!
Conrad is aiming to become a film 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, chosen for the lead role is current young heart throb movie star Jerry Crawford.
The screen-test being for new and upcoming actors was merely a gimmick. Once Conrad learns of the truth he makes his way to the studio enraged. Once there he sees former top actress Amanda. Conrad lacking the acting skills and expressions required to become a star - Amanda offers to instruct him on the secret to pulling the audience’s gaze towards him. However for Amanda there is an ulterior motive. And that is to get revenge on her lover Gerry 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 yet to be named as the heroine role in the film.
To the shocked spectators, Conrad exposes the facade 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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