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Tokyo's theater scene struggles to develop Broadway of its own

Scattered venues and few night performances strand audiences in twilight zone

A performer of the troupe Muscle Musical dances with ribbons during a performance of "Matsuri" in Tokyo.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's sprawling capital is magnificent after dark. Flashing lights and neon signs welcome patrons to boisterous bistros and craft beer bars, while music from packed dance clubs and karaoke bars spills into the street.

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