Jack The Ripper – The Musical
Purple crushed velvet, bejeweled fake fur, slashed to the navel satin shirt – somehow the Japanese version of the elusive old serial killer comes off as slightly more of a gay blade than history gives him credit for! But it gets better – this isn’t the original production of Jack The Ripper, The Musical. The world premiere was actually in Korean, which not only features a Jack who could double for a fey Inigo Montoya, all the cops are soap opera eye candy as well!
And this isn’t the only awesome all-Japanese Broadway production of sing-along musical favorites! Check out the all-Japanese versions of Fiddler On The Roof, South Pacific, Amadeus, Peter Pan, and Ocean’s Eleven...
Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.