Kiriya Hiromu, an otokoyaku and top star of the Takarazuka Revue’s Moon Troupe, will retire from the company in April 2012. A press conference is expected to be held on Tuesday, October 25.
Kiriya made her stage debut with the revue in 1994. She was assigned to the Flower Troupe in 1995, and the following year she played the starring role in the Shinjin Kouen. She was transferred to the Moon Troupe in 1997, and she became one of the top stars in 2009.
Kiriya’s final performances with the Takarazuka Revue will be in “Edward VIII” and “Misty Station,” which will run from February to April 2012. The plays will have their closing performances on April 22 in Tokyo.