Actress Meisa Kuroki has been chosen to star in the play ‘Onna Nobunaga,’ based on the book of the same name by Naoki Prize-winning author Kenichi Sato. The story, set during the Sengoku period, is based on the premise that Oda Nobunaga was actually female. Kuroki will of course play the role of Nobunaga.
Kuroki will be supported by singer and musical actor Akinori Nakagawa, playing the role of the samurai Akechi Mitsuhide. Nakagawa is a rising talent in the world of stage musicals, having earned multiple awards since starring in ‘Mozart!’ in 2002.
‘Onna Nobunaga’ will be performed at Tokyo’s Aoyama Theatre on June 5-21, followed by shows in Osaka at Theater BRAVA! on June 26-28.
(Link: “Meisa Kuroki plays female Oda Nobunaga.”)