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

Scenes from Kim Joon’s Youth March
by | August 12, 2009 | 19 Comments
We’ve already seen the power of actor Kim Joon‘s name in selling musical tickets (when Kim Joon began appearing two weeks into the musical’s run, ticket sales shot up 30%). Here are more scenes from his theater debut in Youth March [젊음의 행진]. These photos come from a press call on August 12, held at... More »

Kim Joon’s name sells musical tickets
by | July 30, 2009 | 16 Comments
T-Max rapper and Boys Before Flowers actor Kim Joon isn’t the lead role in his musical debut, but no matter: his name still drew flocks of fans to the Coex Artium on his first night onstage. The musical Youth March [aka March of Youth, 젊음의 행진] began running on July 18, but the 29th marked... More »

Plans announced for Friend, the musical
by | June 22, 2009 | 7 Comments
Before the drama Friend, Our Legend even gets off the ground, announcements have been made for a musical version in the works. There’s even a new word to describe the trend of movie-turned-musicals (e.g., 200 Pound Beauty, On Air): the somewhat ungainly term “moviecal.” A representative from Friend‘s production company said, “We haven’t made concrete... More »

Kim Joon’s musical debut
by | June 12, 2009 | 19 Comments
T-Max rapper and Boys Before Flowers actor Kim Joon is making his theater debut: He’s taking on a role in the musical Youthful March [젊음의 행진] He doesn’t have the lead role, but I’m curious about this nonetheless. Kim Joon’s got experience in the pop-music world but he’s a rapper, not a singer, so perhaps... More »

Alex takes on a musical
by | March 6, 2009 | 6 Comments
Clazziquai’s Alex is taking on a musical — the “third season” of the theatrical adaptation of the SBS drama On Air. Is that confusing? Basically, he’ll be headlining On Air: Season 3, wherein each “season” employs different actors but continues the story of the same characters. His character’s name is also Alex, but this is... More »
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Choi Jung-yoon’s First Time
by | February 14, 2009 | 7 Comments
Actress Choi Jung-yoon is receiving positive reviews and lots of applause for her stage debut role in a play called My First Time — which, yes, refers to sex. (The play is rated adults-only for its sexual-themed dialogue.) The play originated off-Broadway in 2007 and features actors relating first-time sexual experiences, taken from real people’s... More »

Joo Ji-hoon is Don Juan
by | January 6, 2009 | 18 Comments
Joo Ji-hoon (Devil, Goong) is debuting on the musical stage in a production of Don Juan. Last seen in the movie Antique Bakery, the 27-year-old Joo promises to show a “whole new side of me that hasn’t been seen in dramas or movies.” That shouldn’t be hard, since we’ve never seen him sing or dance... More »

Theatrical adaptation announced for A Star’s Lover
by | December 17, 2008 | 4 Comments
This seems… fast. I know there are a lot of expectations for SBS’s new drama A Star’s Lover, what with its big-name leads (Choi Ji-woo, Yoo Ji-tae) and high production values. But it’s only just started airing, and its ratings have been modest, at that (8.8% and 9.5% for episodes 1 and 2, respectively). Still,... More »

200 Pound Beauty musical opens
by | November 26, 2008 | 12 Comments
If you’re a regular reader here, you probably won’t have that much trouble placing this particular famous singer in the lead role of 200 Pound Beauty, the musical edition, which held its “press call” and open rehearsal on November 26. Song Chang-eui of Golden Bride plays the role originally played by Joo Jin-mo in the... More »

Oh Man-seok directs The Happy Life
by | November 11, 2008 | 8 Comments
Oh Man-seok (King and I, The Vineyard Man) got his start in musicals, and now he’s taking on his debut directing role for the upcoming production of The Happy Life. Not only does Oh direct the musical, which is currently in the midst of rehearsing, he polished the script himself and wrote the lyrics to... More »

Bada is Bada no longer
by | November 10, 2008 | 9 Comments
In the musical “Notre Dame de Paris” SES lead singer Bada is dropping the stage name Bada and taking on a different moniker — her real name, Choi Sung-hee — as she embarks upon a second career as musical actress. The first musical on her resume is 2003’s Peppermint, but her stage career didn’t really... More »
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