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

Jo Seung-woo makes stealthy exit from military service
by | October 24, 2010 | 31 Comments
Two years ago, Jo Seung-woo made a quiet entry into military service, and he made an equally quiet discharge on October 22. In fact, he took particular pains to effect a stealth exit, as he was initially scheduled to make his official discharge the next day. However, he was able to use unclaimed leave days... More »

Kang Ji-hwan raises a glass to Cafe In’s first show
by | October 18, 2010 | 37 Comments
I’ve been mentioning Kang Ji-hwan‘s musical for a while, and Cafe In has finally lifted the curtain on its Tokyo Globe Theater run with its opening show on October 16. The following are photos taken from that first performance, which features Kang in a comic-melo performance playing two roles: as a playboy sommelier, and as... More »

Kang Ji-hwan rehearses for Cafe In’s Tokyo run
by | September 12, 2010 | 47 Comments
Looks like my Kang Ji-hwan is busy prepping for his upcoming musical production, Cafe In, as seen in these recently released photos from rehearsals. The musical has been running in Seoul since August, and Kang has been acting as producer. He’ll act onstage for the Japanese run, however, which kicks off on October 16 at... More »

Song Chang-eui in The Sorrows of Young Werther
by | September 12, 2010 | 15 Comments
Song Chang-eui (Life is Beautiful, Cinderella Man) will be playing a tragic young puppy in love for his latest project, The Sorrows of Young Werther. And the posters do look quite dramalicious. He’s been double cast with Park Gun-hyung (Kingdom of the Wind) for the lead role in the musical theater production this fall. Song... More »

Stunning new posters for Proof
by | September 11, 2010 | 16 Comments
The official posters are out for the latest Korean adaptation of David Auburn’s play Proof, starring Kang Hye-jung and Lee Yoon-ji. Both actresses are featured in the same concept, and they look amazing. Sometimes I wish I could jaunt to Seoul for dinner and show. Sigh. I know I just wrote about this, but the... More »

Kang Hye-jung and Lee Yoon-ji in Proof
by | September 4, 2010 | 15 Comments
Kang Hye-jung (Old Boy, Flowers for My Life) and Lee Yoon-ji (Goong, Heading to the Ground) are headed to the stage this fall in an adaptation of the David Auburn play, Proof. The actresses are double cast as the lead, Catherine, the daughter of a University of Chicago mathematician who dies after suffering from mental illness... More »

I Am Legend: The Musical?
by | August 21, 2010 | 12 Comments
Could SBS drama I Am Legend be turned into a musical? It looks like Legend‘s production company, A Story, is looking to produce a Mamma Mia-style musical, with pop-rock songs based on the drama. The drama is flying high right now with fan love and heaps of critical praise, not only for the acting and... More »

Song Chang-eui takes on another musical role
by | August 13, 2010 | 10 Comments
Song Chang-eui started out on the musical stage, but he’s made the transition to the screen successfully. He’s currently acting in drama series Life Is Beautiful, where he is drawing a lot of attention for his portrayal of one-half of a gay couple. For his next project, he’s returning to musicals with The Sorrows of... More »

Jo Seung-woo eyes comeback project
by | August 12, 2010 | 18 Comments
Film and musical actor Jo Seung-woo (Tazza) is currently serving in the military, but with his discharge fast approaching (October), interest is heating up about his next career move. There are reports that he will return in the musical Jekyll and Hyde, which he has acted in before. (Watch clip below.) His management gave a... More »

Moon Geun-young makes her stage debut
by | August 10, 2010 | 28 Comments
Known for her wholesome, girl-next-door appeal, “Korea’s Little Sister” Moon Geun-young takes the next step in maturing her image; she portrays a stripper in the stage play Closer (which is the same play that was the basis for the film). The play opened on August 6, and then put on a performance on the 10th... More »