Well-known director Nishikawa Nobuhiro has assembled a main cast of stars, some from other media. Aya will share the role of Catherine with singer Abe Natsumi. They will perform on alternate days.
Multi-talented actor/singer/music producer/writer/car racer Kawamura Ryuuichi will play Heathcliff. Actor/singer Yamazaki Ikusaburou will play Edgar.
The play will be at Tokyo's Akasaka Act Theatre from July 11 to July 24, then will move to the Umeda Arts Theatre in Osaka for a short run July 27-31.
Sources: Cinema Today, Famitsu, theatre home page.
|Aya and Kawamura Ryuuichi resting during rehearsals.|
|Catherine and Heathcliff|
The friendship between Aya and seiyuu Sasaki Nozomi seems to be developing. They were together in Lucky Star and now in Jewelpet. They recently went shopping together and bought matching bracelets:
|I believe that is Aya's arm in front, since the photo comes from her blog.|