|Ernie Pyle Theatre
|1-1-3 Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Takarazuka Theater (東京宝塚劇場, Tōkyō Takarazuka Gekijō) is another home for Takarazuka Creative Arts in Yurakucho, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo.
It served as the second round performing theater for the Revue's performing cycle. The original theater was built in 1934. It was taken over by the American GHQ after the defeat of Japan in 1945 and renamed the "Ernie Pyle Theater" from 1945–55.It was demolished in 1998. The current theater was built in 2001. It has 1,229 seats on the first level and 840 on the second.
The Takarazuka Revue is a Japanese all-female musical theatre troupe based in Takarazuka, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Women play all roles in lavish, Broadway-style productions of Western-style musicals and stories adapted from films, novels, shōjo manga, and Japanese folktales. The Takarazuka Revue Company is a division of the Hankyu Railway company; all members of the troupe are employed by Hankyu.
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