The Lost Glory -Beautiful Illusion- / Passionate Takarazuka!
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English Title: The Lost Glory -Beautiful Illusion- / Passionate Takarazuka!
Japanese Title: The Lost Glory―美しき幻影― / パッショネイト宝塚！
Romanized Title: The Lost Glory -Utsukushiki Gen'ei- / Passhoneito Takarazuka!
Troupe: Senka / Star
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 07/18 - 08/18; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 09/05 - 10/05
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 8/5; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 09/25
The Lost Glory
Based On: Shakespeare's Othello
Author and director: Ueda Keiko
Composer: Oota Takeshi
Choreographer: Gustavo Zajac
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nishino Jun
Conductor (Tokyo): Shiota Akihiro
Shinjin Kouen Director: Tani Takaya
Author and director: Inaba Daichi
Composer: Takahashi Kuni, Oota Takeshi, Takahashi Megumi
Choreographer: Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa, KAZUMI-BOY, Hirasawa Satoshi, Mori Youko
Conductor (Takarazuka): Ooyagi Yasushi
Conductor (Tokyo): Shiota Akihiro
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 10/03/14)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: No
|Otto Goldstein (A Greek immigrant)
|Todoroki Yuu (1)
|Ivano Ricci (Otto's right hand man)
|Deanna Campbell (daughter of billionaires)
|Sam (Otto's African-American butler)
|Barbara Campbell (Deanna's mother)
|Ben Richardson (An executive of Goldstein America)
|Walter P. Lyman (The Chairman of the Lyman Group)
|Emma Barnes (Deanna's artist friend; Raymond's lover)
|Will Smith (A Harvard economist)
|Ronald Martin (an art teacher, Deanna's first love)
|Monsieur Vallin (a jeweler who is a patron of Otto)
|Don (A pretzel seller on Wall Street)
|Stanley Frioni (A stockbrocker who works at Ivano's direction)
|Raymond Walker (A Times reporter, a school friend of Curtis)
|Francis Dumont (estranged from her husband, has formed an attachment to Curtis)
|Curtis Dunford (The son of a powerful politician and distant relative to Deanna)
|Richard Campbell (Deanna's father)
|Steve Brown (An executive of Goldstein America)
|Thomas Flynn (An executive of Goldstein America)
|Henry Collins (An executive of Goldstein America)
|Michael Allen (an architectural designer at Lyman Group)
|Pat Bologna (The legendary shoe-shine boy who knows everything that's happening on Wall Street)
|Eva (Otto's mother who was separated from him when he was 7)
|Elliott Murphy (Michael's assistant)
|Joe (Sam's son)
|Bill (A newsboy on Wall Street)
(1) Lost Glory only.
Other Cast: Shizuki Otone, Yumeki Anru, Tamahana Yufu, Sorano Miyu, Mioka Anri, Kozakura Honoka, Amaji Sora, Nanase Miki, Hayato Reo, Ouri Mao
Ken-1 Group A: Oto Kurisu, Haori Yuuka, Manami Hikaru, Kirari An, Akashi Reima, Manomiya Rui, Ichinose Kouki, Yukino Kasari, Arata Tokiya, Kazu Reisa
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
The Lost Glory
It is the summer of 1929. With the end of World War I well behind it, New York in America is lapping up the good times. Otto Goldstein has managed to achieve the American Dream, becoming the envy of all, in this city where people from a variety of countries and social classes come to seek their dreams, hopes and pleasures.
Otto came to America as a Greek immigrant. After obtaining the backing of the Lyman conglomerate, he founded Goldstein America Corp. Currently known as a "the king of construction," his name is well-known throughout America. Goldstein Corp. will launch a new company for the construction of the Lyman Building, and a press conference is held to announce it. The project, which if successful could become a new landmark and the pride of New York, has been a huge challenge for Otto. Curtis Dunford, the son of a Senator for New York, is appointed to serve as the new company's President.
The name of the company is "Deanna Goldstein," it is announced. Otto has named the company after his beloved wife, Deanna Campbell, a daughter in one of America's foremost families and who has been living the freewheeling life as an artist. The pair register their marriage in a surprise move. New York's newspapers go crazy over the shock news, sending shares in Goldstein Corp. to record highs. However, one man is watching Otto as he enjoys his crowning moment. This man may appear calm on the outside, but inside he rages in anger and hatred. He is Ivano Ricci, Otto's right-hand man. That he was passed over in favor of the inexperienced Curtis as President of the new company was an unexpected development.
The reason for the decision was that the conservative shareholders would never accept Ivano, regardless of how fine a character he might be, what with him being the son of an upstart Italian and his mistress. Ivano has nothing but contempt for the background of his birth, despite having been an upstanding person since childhood. Fired by ambition and harboring a hatred of upper-class society, Ivano cannot come to terms with the appointment. With intensifying hatred toward Otto, Ivano decides to take revenge. He starts by sidling up to Ronald Martin, an art instructor who was once Deanna's lover.
Furthermore, he manipulates Otto to make him suspect that Curtis and Deanna are having a relationship. Through this well-laid trap, Otto is led down a road of ruin, as his feelings for Deanna are transformed from profound love to jealous rage.
A show that takes the Latin world as its theme. This is one of the fascinating repertories of a show production flavored with the history of the Takarazuka Revue. On our centenary, we hope you watch this show that expresses this Latin world, brought to you by the Star Troupe featuring Reon Yuzuki, who brims with passion, energy and dynamism.
- The Lost Glory is based loosely on Shakespeare's Othello. Otto is Othello, Ivano is Iago, Deanna is Desdemona, Ronald is Rodrigo, and Curtis is Cassio.
- Costumes for The Lost Glory donated by Armani Japan.
- Final performance for Shiotsuki Shuu, Yuuka Riko, and Outsu Risa.
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