Archive for the ‘Theater/Musicals’ Category

Moon Geun-young and Eom Ki-joon cuddle up in rehearsals
by | August 1, 2010 | 24 Comments
(I was tempted to make a pun with the name of their play — Closer — but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.) These photos were released on the 2nd and show the main cast of the theater play. Moon Geun-young and Eom Ki-joon take the two lead roles, he a writer, she... More »

Kang Ji-hwan returns to musical roots
by | July 31, 2010 | 22 Comments
With the drama Coffee House out of the way, now Kang Ji-hwan is turning his attention to his next role, which comes in a musical called Caffeine (Cafe In). (The word is a pun on “caffeine,” although promos show the English word written as “Cafe In.”) The story unfolds around a female barista who’s unsuccessful... More »

Moon Geun-young’s play sells out in 2 minutes
by | July 25, 2010 | 19 Comments
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... More »

Moon Geun-young in the stage play Closer
by | July 15, 2010 | 56 Comments
As previously noted, young actress Moon Geun-young is making her theater debut in the Korean production of Closer, the play that debuted in London in 1997. And, can I say, she looks absolutely stunning in these promotional photos. Closer was adapted into a film in 2004 starring Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, and Jude... More »

Moon Geun-young makes theater debut in Closer
by | July 8, 2010 | 28 Comments
“Korea’s Little Sister” Moon Geun-young is pairing up with Eom Ki-joon (Job Well Done) in the stage play Closer, which is the play written by Patrick Marber that was a hit when it first opened in London in 1997. It went on to be translated into 30 languages and performed in 100 cities, and was... More »

Wish Upon a Star’s Joo Ji-won heads to the stage
by | July 2, 2010 | 5 Comments
Those of you who watched Wish Upon a Star earlier this year will know that the family — the five little kids — were the highlight with their warm rapport and adorable ways. Joo Ji-won, who played precocious middle child Cho-rok, will now be turning her acting attentions to the theater. She’s been cast in... More »

Screen stars take to the stage in Fool For Love
by | June 12, 2010 | 10 Comments
Fool For Love is an upcoming theater play featuring some familiar screen faces, such as actresses Kim Hyo-jin (Happiness) and Kim Jung-hwa (When Night Comes), above, who are double-cast in the leading role of May. Three actors will share the role of Eddie: Park Gun-hyung (Kingdom of the Wind), Jo Dong-hyuk (Penthouse Elephant, Winter Bird),... More »

U-Know Yunho takes the lead in Goong musical
by | June 6, 2010 | 63 Comments
Now THIS I can see!: Dong Bang Shin Ki’s leader U-Know Yunho has been cast in the lead role of Prince Shin in the musical adaptation of the phenomenally popular drama series Goong, playing the role originated by Joo Ji-hoon in the drama version. Too bad this couldn’t have been Yunho’s acting debut, rather than... More »

Kim Ji-hoon on his theater debut
by | May 30, 2010 | 22 Comments
Aw, I love how dorky Kim Ji-hoon looks here in a promo for his theater debut role, which is such a contrast to his usual image (which is closer to the cool and professional Won Kang-ha he played in Wish Upon a Star). Kim just made his theater debut in University of Laughs, and gave... More »

Kang Ji-hwan follows Coffee House with musical role
by | May 27, 2010 | 27 Comments
Kang Ji-hwan started out in musicals (he debuted in Grease), and now he’s returning to that medium briefly for the musical production of Caffeine (which has nothing to do with his similarly titled drama Coffee House, which is currently airing on SBS). The musical will run in both Korea and Japan later this fall. The... More »

MBC’s La Dolce Vita turned into musical
by | May 11, 2010 | 14 Comments
Another drama is getting the stage musical treatment, and this is an interesting choice: 2008’s intense thriller series La Dolce Vita, which starred Lee Dong-wook and Oh Yeon-soo in an adulterous affair (with Park Shi-yeon and Jung Bo-seok playing the other two in the respective relationships). The drama was praised for its strong acting and... More »