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Staff cite longer preparation time than expected for opening
The official website of the stage Musical SongsThe first arc “Phantom Blood”, the first arc Hirohiko Araki‘s JoJo’s Bizarre AdventureJust two days prior to the opening of the production, manga announced that the first 3 days of the production had been canceled. TOHOImperial Theater has announced that they will cancel the four performances scheduled on February 6, 7, and 8 due to the fact that the opening of the venue is taking longer than anticipated. (February 8 had both afternoon and night performances.
The musical will now be performed at Tokyo’s Imperial Theater between February 10 and 28. The production does not perform on Fridays. It will then run at Hokkaido’s Sapporo Cultural Arts Theater Hitaru from March 26-30 and Hyogo Performing Arts Center – KOBELCO Grand Hall from April 9-14.
The cast includes
Yūya MatsushitaShotaro Arisawa is Jonathan Joestar
Mamoru MiyanoDio Brando
Young DaisSpeedwagon, Robert E.O. Speedwagon
Kong Kuwata as Dario Brando
Tetsuya BesshoGeorge Joestar I
Nei Hasegawa will direct the musical. Hasegawa directed, scripted and choreographed Araki’s stage adaptation. Shikei Shikkōchū Datsugoku Shinkōchū manga in 2015. Dove Attia, a French composer, is composing music for the production. Tsuneyasu Motoyashi (My Hero AcademiaThe script was written by stage productions).
Jonathan Joestar is forever changed by his new adopted sibling, Dio. Dio, for some reason, has a smoldering resentment against him and finds pleasure in seeing him suffer. As Dio discovers, every man has limits. This is just the beginning of an ugly and long-lasting relationship!
The first arc was the inspiration for a 2000-2002 original anime video run, a prequel anime film in 2007, and a television anime series from 2012-2013.