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Moon Geun-young’s play sells out in 2 minutes

Tickets went on sale on Thursday for Closer, the stage play starring Moon Geun-young in her theater debut with co-star Eom Ki-joon, and sold out in 2 minutes for its first show.

That puts Moon’s selling power on comparable levels with top idol stars; two other productions that sold out with similar speed were the musical Mozart, thanks to the name draw of Xiah Junsu, and the Goong musical, thanks to U-Know Yunho.

Moon Geun-young alone would be reason enough to check out the play, but part of the interest, I’m sure, comes from the strip-dancing her character performs in the play. I wouldn’t call the interest necessarily prurient, but driven by curiosity; Moon grew up in the public eye and has successfully made the transition to adult actress, and has done so without playing on a sexual image or “sexy transformation.” (She attempted a sexier image once in her late teens but the public wasn’t buying it, since she still had such a strong “cute” image.) Therefore this play is the first time she’ll be portraying an overtly sexy/sexual adult role.

Closer will open on August 6 and runs through October 10.

Below are a few photos snapped behind the scenes at rehearsals.

Via DongA, Star News

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Maybe it's that I'm of the slightly younger generation who hasn't really seen past performances of Moon Geun-young as a "little sister", but I think she's fitting in her adult role fairly well. What I saw in Cinderella's Sister, and from the pictures of the movie, she seems fairly mature and capable.

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Is this the same from the Movie Close which starred Julia Robers, Clive Owen, Jude Law and Natalie Portman?

Thanks

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I wish I am in Korea right now so I can watch all these wonderful productions in person! Good luck to MGY, I have always been her fan after watching her in My Little Bride..

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bottom right pic is so cute hahaha

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@2 Yeah, it's the same Closer. It was a play originally. I'm not sure if and how the play and movie differ.

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Aw! I could have to go to theatre and enjoy watching these actors and actresses at "Closer" in Korea, but I still live in USA, of course. ^___^

I am really fam of Moon Geun Young, yupz! I am very impressed by her because she's finally trying into "sexy" adult maturity role for her first-time in her show "Closer", yeaaa! (claps) Good luck! =)

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OH! I meant, I am really *FAN* of Moon Geun Young, my bad, haha.

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props for going all out on the sexy look in the promo poster... and then i see the photo on the bottom right with the scrunched up face and i think "there's the little sister image again" :P she's still cute :D

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ive always heard about her and watched autumn in my heart and all that but never gre to see her acting prowess until CS. now i kinda love her and happy to hear this news :D

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I think MG perfect for the role as Alice. Even thought Alice is a stripper there is an innocence there about her. When closer 1st came out in the US and had a hard time picturing Natalie Portman as a stripper. Then I saw the movie and understood the balance the director was trying to make and thought she was well casted. I think this is same for MG

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I wish i could fly to Korea just to watch her live performance!.....no doubts she is becoming an amazing actress, taking risks!!!........like everybody i do agree this role fits her perfectly, Alice is innocent and true to her feelings. Success MGY!!!! (and i do hope "this person" could get a ticket to be there for her!!! lolololl)

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This young lady is surely someone to emulate. She knows how to chart her career path. Go MGY!

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she was so cute in my little bride (which i saw after cinderella's sister, and got so tacken aback by her because i hadn't pegged her as so cute, but more mature). like that whimsical little dance when she looks up at the big expanse of the wall she has to paint? soo adorable. i kind of think she's amazing with the range she's shown.

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LOVE the the picture at the bottom right hahaha! The first time I saw Moon Geun Young was in Innocent Steps; she looked so fragile in it! I was shocked when people in a restaurant thought I was her (no resemblance whatsoever...)! It's true that she gives a very cute image of her (not on purpose).

Well, she is one of the best actresses (if not the best) of her generation! Best of luck with her play! I'm sure it'll be a hit ^^. Tickets are sold out, now she just has to do as always: act ^^.

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The early success comes as hardly a surprise. She's cast her "bread" upon the waters so many times, and it's coming back more than a a thousand-fold!

Best wishes and hopes for happiness regarding all of the dreams dreamed by this special young lady...

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anyone knows who play the other two (Clive Owen's and Julia Roberts' characters) that make this fab four? the guy in the last pic looks a bit familiar.

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so pretty and startling moon geun young.. she is like a complete moon in a dark night

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