Pacific Overtures – Original Broadway Cast Recording 1976

Isao Sato and Stephen Sondheim (Photo: Martha Swope)
Isao Sato and Stephen Sondheim (Photo: Martha Swope)
Aronson set with cast (Photo: Martha Swope)
Aronson set with cast (Photo: Martha Swope)
"The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea" : Mako and company.Photo Credit: " class="img-responsive center-block gallery-thumb" />
"The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea" : Mako and company. (Photo: Martha Swope)
"Please, Hello" : Lord Abe (Yuki Shimoda, center) and the(Photo: Martha Swope)Photo Credit: " class="img-responsive center-block gallery-thumb" />
"Please, Hello" : Lord Abe (Yuki Shimoda, center) and the Admirals (Patrick Kinser-lau, Ernest Harada, Mark Hsu Syers, Alvin Ing and James Dybas) celebrate "détente." (Photo: Martha Swope)
"Pretty Lady" : from l. to r., Patrick Kinser-lau, Freddy Mao, Timm Fujii and MaPhoto Credit: " class="img-responsive center-block gallery-thumb" />
"Pretty Lady" : from l. to r., Patrick Kinser-lau, Freddy Mao, Timm Fujii and Mark Hsu Syers. (Photo: Martha Swope)
Yuki Shimoda (Photo: Martha Swope)
Yuki Shimoda (Photo: Martha Swope)
"Chrysanthemum Tea" (or "when the Shogun is weak...") : Mako and Alvin Ing.Photo Credit: " class="img-responsive center-block gallery-thumb" />
"Chrysanthemum Tea" (or "when the Shogun is weak...") : Mako and Alvin Ing. (Photo: Martha Swope)
Stephen Sondheim during rehearsal (Photo: Martha Swope)
Stephen Sondheim during rehearsal (Photo: Martha Swope)
Boris Aronson, set designer (Photo: Martha Swope)
Boris Aronson, set designer (Photo: Martha Swope)
Paul Gemignani conducting
Paul Gemignani conducting (Photo: Henry Grossman)
Patrick Kinser Lau (to R of music stand) and Mako in foreground (Photo: Henry Grossman)
Patrick Kinser Lau (to R of music stand) and Mako in foreground (Photo: Henry Grossman)
The cast during a pause in the studio (Mako on floor - Yuki Shimoda in light sh)
The cast during a pause in the studio (Mako on floor - Yuki Shimoda in light shirt with face toward camera) (Photo: Henry Grossman)
Alvin Ing and Ricardo Tobia (the “observers”) singing “There Is No Other Way”
Alvin Ing and Ricardo Tobia (the “observers”) singing “There Is No Other Way” (Photo: Henry Grossman)
"Welcome To Kanagawa":  Ernest Harada (Photo: Henry Grossman)Photo Credit: " class="img-responsive center-block gallery-thumb" />
"Welcome To Kanagawa": Ernest Harada (Photo: Henry Grossman)
"Please Hello": Mark Hsu Syers, Ernest Harada, James Dybas (French Admiral singiPhoto Credit: " class="img-responsive center-block gallery-thumb" />
"Please Hello": Mark Hsu Syers, Ernest Harada, James Dybas (French Admiral singing "It's Detente" section of song), Mako (seated) (Photo: Henry Grossman)