Kazuki Kato casted in WEST SIDE STORY musical

WEST SIDE STORY announced the cast for its 3rd season.

The musical WEST SIDE STORY premiered in November 2019 in Japan. The musical announced a total of 3 seasons with completely different cast will run until its wrap up in 2020.

For those that are not familiar with the story, here is its synopsis:

Late 1950’s, West Side of Manhattan, New York. It was the time when the East Side across from Central Park was an upscale residential area, and many immigrants lived in the West Side.
During this time in New York, immigrants from around the world came for dream and wealth. They formed a gang and turned against each other. However, Polish immigrant, Tony and Puerto Rican immigrant, Maria come across incidentally and fall in love. The forbidden love entangles many people and causes a chain of tragedy…

The story is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. As Arthur Laurents, the playwright of this piece, the librettist put it…This is a story about the struggle for love to exist in a world of bigotry and violence.

Kazuki Kato is one of the names announced as part of the cast for the 3rd season of WEST SIDE STORY.

The 3rd season is going to run at IHI STAGE AROUND TOKYO and will open on April 1, 2020. The last session of the 2nd season of the musical is scheduled to May 31, 2020.

Kato will play as Riff.

Please refer to the official website (link below) for more information on this musical.

SOURCE: TBS official website (information in English)

Author: Vanessa Silva (midorin)

The Hand That Feeds HQ founder and music reviewer writing about Japanese music since 2010. Metalhead. Gamer. Based in Cascais, Portugal. Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" was the catalyst to start writing about male seiyuu music.

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