Korean Theater/Musicals

I know most of us can't go in person to Seoul, Korea (curses, airfare!), and watch theater or musical shows in person, but sometimes our favorite actors and celebrities like to do stage performances, and sometimes we cover them.
Archive for the ‘Theater/Musicals’ Category

Joo-won and Ivy headline Ghost The Musical
by | April 8, 2013 | 84 Comments
Some of us are barely adjusting to spring, and Joo-won (Level 7 Civil Servant, Gaksital) is already planning his autumn activities. Raise yer hands if you feel lazy. He’ll be returning to his musical roots in the fall, to co-headline the Korean production of Ghost The Musical, based on the 1990 movie Ghost, and pop... More »
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Ji Chang-wook picks his next project
by | February 3, 2013 | 29 Comments
Ji Chang-wook (Five Fingers) has decided on his next project, which is good news if you like your dramaland sweeties to be working steadily and makin’ money. That’s always a plus. On the other hand, it’s bad news if you like to actually be able to see your dramaland sweeties in action, because Those Days... More »

Winter Sonata gets the musical treatment
by | September 3, 2011 | 45 Comments
It’s been just under ten years since one of Hallyu’s biggest all-time hits, Winter Sonata, first premiered — January 14, 2012, will mark a decade since the first airing of the quintessential Korean romance/melodrama. And to commemorate the event, a musical version is in the works. This is a popular move for lots of successful... More »

My Name Is Kim Samsoon gets adapted for the stage
by | January 2, 2011 | 86 Comments
Beloved hallmark rom-com My Name Is Kim Samsoon is being revived, six years after the drama aired on MBC back in 2005. If you’re anything like me, that drama embodies everything that a good k-drama is about: heart, humor, and a cracktastic romance between two endearing leads. It’s the drama that garnered 50% ratings at... More »

Bae Soo-bin gets into character for Yi Sang
by | December 4, 2010 | 31 Comments
As previously mentioned, Bae Soo-bin (Brilliant Legacy, Dong Yi) is tackling a stage play for his next project, and he’s been busy with rehearsals for Yi Sang December 12. The play will open later this month, and the following photos come from the production’s open set day on December 3, which took place in Seoul’s... More »

Song Chang-eui takes a bow for Werther
by | December 3, 2010 | 14 Comments
TV, film, and musical actor Song Chang-eui has been busy lately, recently wrapping up a weekend drama in Life Is Beautiful, in which he was one-half of a much-talked-about gay couple, and now the curtain has also dropped on the Seoul run of Sorrows of Young Werther, his most recent musical role. The production is... More »

Lee Hyun-woo gets Footloose
by | December 2, 2010 | 39 Comments
Child-actor-turned-budding-adolescent-actor Lee Hyun-woo is expanding his acting scope and taking to the stage for a musical production of Footloose, where he’ll play the leading role of Ren, famously played by Kevin Bacon in the original movie. The character’s a city boy who moves to a small town that has banned dancing and rock ‘n roll.... More »

I Am Legend’s Hong Ji-min in musical
by | November 25, 2010 | 18 Comments
…called…wait for it…NUNSENSATION. I kid you not. Really, I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. It’s Nunsense! No, it’s NunsenSATION! A sequel to the original Broadway musical Nunsense (1985) about a group of nuns who put on a show, Nunsensation is the Las Vegas-based sequel that sends the group of singing and dancing... More »

Bae Soo-bin’s next role takes him to the stage
by | November 20, 2010 | 27 Comments
It’s been a busy year for Bae Soo-bin, who has played a face-swapping cuckolded husband on a revenge mission, a devoted guard to a royal concubine, and a loser with a penchant for racy comic books. Now he travels back nearly a century to play a famed writer in a stage play, Yi Sang December... More »

Jung Il-woo gives theater production a try
by | November 7, 2010 | 20 Comments
Jung Il-woo has been making a concerted effort to get serious about his acting, whether it’s from immersion in in-depth character analysis or broadening his horizons with theater work. He took on a role in a stage play earlier this year portraying a gay man with AIDS in Beautiful Sunday, and is taking another step... More »