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

Ok Joo-hyun in Aida
by | August 6, 2010 | 29 Comments
Singer, actress Ok Joo-hyun, of k-pop group FinKL and the upcoming drama The Musical, has been cast as the lead in a production of Aida to hit the stage this winter season. Here she is sporting her look for Aida, as well as a trip down memory lane, for those of us to whom FinKL... More »

Stills from Joo Ji-hoon and Lee Jun-ki’s army musical
by | August 5, 2010 | 33 Comments
Here are some less-photoshopped, more realistic shots of Joo Ji-hoon and Lee Jun-ki in the army musical Life’s Voyage, as well as their thoughts about each other.... More »

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 »