Rose of Versailles has been called Takarazuka’s most popular show.
In 1974, the popularity of the Takarazuka theater was waning, and the troop faced bankruptcy. They decided to perform a musical adaptation of Rose of Versailles.From 1974 to 1976, all four Takarazuka troupes staged The Rose of Versailles, drawing a total audience of 1.6 million. In 1989, it was restaged drawing an audience of 2.1 million.
(collected from internet)
Honestly, I’m not very fall for Takarazuka musical, though from what I watched, they’re really good with acting and the music is so beautiful. And as far as I know, thank to Takarazuka that when they made the anime, they focus on Oscar and André. There’s a rumor about the real main characters, but it’s just rumor and I don’t like it so, sorry but I’ll keep it for myself ^^
And I can’t watch the show, even if I can, I won’t understand, all I can do is taking, collecting picture of Takarazuka show then post them here, enjoy ^^