Photos: Japanese Actress Ryoko Yonekura on Her Return to Broadway

Yesterday, Asia Society hosted a special private patrons event with Japanese actress Ryoko Yonekura. Yonekura is currently in New York preparing for her run as the iconic Roxie Hart in the award-winning Broadway musical Chicago. Among the special guests of the evening was Japan's Consul General in New York, Reiichiro Takahashi. Ambassador Takahashi provided opening remarks after a welcoming address by Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran.

The television and stage actress later sat down with Asia Society's Masako Shiba for a discussion about her career and her experiences performing on one of the world's greatest stages.

After Yonekura's special 11-performance run from July 3 to July 13, she will be part of Chicago’s U.S. national touring company in Tokyo from August 2-13

Read our interview with Yonekura on Asia Blog