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Goong to be turned into a musical

Four years after it was a drama sensation, Goong (aka Princess Hours) is being turned into a musical. (That means that the franchise has a manhwa, a drama, a drama spinoff, and now a theater production.)

Production company Group Eight announced on February 2 that the musical would open on September 3 at the Seoul National Museum’s theater. Group Eight had reportedly considered the possibility of a musical adaptation from the outset, and this version will bring back the main producers of the drama series, including writer In Eun-ah (who’d gone on to write My Tutor Friend 2, Love & Marriage, and — surprisingly? — horror series Hon).

The Cinderella drama that catapulted Yoon Eun-hye and Joo Ji-hoon to stardom was known for its splendid visuals and costuming that mixed classical Korean hanbok and royal garb with a modern flair. The musical will also feature a fusion of song styles, from classical to hip-hop, jazz, and traditional Korean. Dancing will range from ballet (one of the main characters is a ballerina) to court dance to B-boying. Leads for the musical are currently being auditioned.

Aw man, now THIS I’d want to see.

Via Star News

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Wow I really miss Goong. Yoon Eun Hye should do the musical, since she a great dancer and she can sing too. I hope to see a new project from her soon :)

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OMG! This sounds SO cool! Gotta move to Korea...no, wait, first gotta learn Korean! *lol*

I'd really, really like to be able to see this! Can't wait to see who gets cast! Kim Joon would be awesome in this!

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no you dont really have to o

I went for 9 days I knew a few phrases I did ok

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WOW!! Sounds amazing. I especially like the mix of dance styles and music.. which was what charming about Goong. Man, is it possible to buy this on a dvd afterward the production?

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That's gonna be one heck of a theatre show.

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Well at first I thought this would be really interesting...but the same writer? Now I'm not so sure I would want to see this at all.

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oooh i'll actually be in Korea by the time! exciting! =D

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I really want to see this, except I really wish it would have been based after the original story by Park So Hee.

As much as the drama was great, there were many differences and things that were changed from the original Manhwa that it was based on (The Eunuch-thats-obsessed-with-Yul and the Grandmama were not creepily perverted enough in the drama... *ahem*). Of course, it may be due to the fact that the manhwa was still running when Goong aired. If I had a wish, it'd be another Goong series, except one that closely follows the manhwa.

Still, Goong is on my favorite drama list. If only I could watch the musical... *sigh*

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I used to be such a crazy fan of Goong. I loved it so much. Goong musical sounds awesome. I wanna see!!!

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LOL WHAT.

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ditto what #9 said

SERIOUSLY I WISH I WERE IN KOREA AT THE TIME IT SHOWS

and if only yoon eun hye could be in it...

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with the rich costumes it should look great on live stage.

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I wish YEH will be in it too...will be a new challenge for her.

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1. So excited! I'm already composing in my head a list of actresses I wish would play the lead.
2. Musical: done. Group Eight: get crackin' on the Goong sequel!

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I should really stop checking if JB posted anything new just by (mis)reading the feeds' titles and jumping to illogical conclusions. For a moment I was sure Gong Yoo was going to be in a musical *facepalm*

Anywayyyyy, I'd really like to see a Goong musical. Can't wait to see who gets cast.

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I dunno, I really thought the drama paled in comparison to the manhwa, which was incredibly funny. But the drama had super gorgeous costumes and music, and it would definitely be amazing to see that sort of thing in person!

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"from classical to hip-hop, jazz, and traditional Korean"
how awesome is that?!

Goong, imo, has the best ost, if the music in the musical is as good or better than the ones in the drama, then i must book a ticket to korea to watch it.

i pray that they won't cast any idols this time. well unless they are kim junsu of coz.

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this is one excitng show!!! LOL :D

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I said gee gee gee... baby baby...
Oh man, how I wish Korea produce more this typical kind of drama in the future. I'm a huge fan of Goong. XDD JJH and YEH are love <3
anyway, wanna watch this musical live O.o

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holy smokes i want to see this!!!

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Wow! Very good news

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I feel sorry about J0 Ji Hoon

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Korea, here I come!!! XD

I just loooved Goong and would die to see the musical!

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Group Eight is milking it for everything it has! Sounds fun though.

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Was actually from a different franchise^^...
Goong S had the the same director, but was a different company..
& was not based on Manhwa, but a actual historical background of King ChulJong..
Goong S. did benefit from Goong by confusing the two,
as it became the most anticipated drama that year..recording high ratings with the 1st episode (around 15~16 rating, from what I remember)
But they were served with lawsuits, becuz they didn't have the rights to the manhwa story or Goong's brand name...

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oh god Goong has the best soundtrack evaaahh!

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OMG, my Yunnie ~~~~~~~~~~~

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I wanna see this too :'( Just saw a bit of it on Playful Kiss... how I long to be Korean!

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Goong was my first drama, so it will always hold a special place in my heart ♥

The music still makes me emotional. I think I saw the musical up on the web somewhere, so I'll have to see if it has English subs. Though it isn't a drama particularly conducive to a second viewing...

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I love Yoon Eun Hye! and Ju ji hoon :) A MUST WATCH!

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