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

Jeon Hye-bin leads stage production of Singles
by | January 21, 2010 | 9 Comments
Jeon Hye-bin is expanding her acting repertoire by taking a stab at musical theater with the stage version of Singles, the 2003 film starring now-deceased Jang Jin-young. The musical’s director, Jo Haeng-deok, said of his leading actress, “She is a multi-talented actress and as this is her first try at musicals, she is throwing herself... More »

Song Chang-eui returns as Hedwig
by | November 4, 2009 | 11 Comments
After a few years of film and drama projects, actor Song Chang-eui (Cinderella Man, Boys Don’t Cry, Scale of Providence) is keeping his promise to fans in returning to the title role of the musical Hedwig (aka Hedwig and the Angry Inch). He had originally taken the role of the transgender rocker back in 2006... More »

Hwarang warriors get their own musical
by | November 1, 2009 | 9 Comments
Queen Seon-deok‘s incredible success has raised the popularity of the group of men who play the Hwarang, or elite Silla warriors, within the drama. Now they’ can be seen onstage, as they are featured in a musical of their own called Hwarang, which follows their growth in a “lively, touching” story. In contrast to their... More »

Hwang Jung-min takes the lead in Wedding Singer
by | September 11, 2009 | 13 Comments
Aw, this is one project I wish I could see in person. (Often I read about theater productions and feel left out by being halfway around the world.) The always-wonderful film and theater actor Hwang Jung-min (Accidental Couple, Happiness) is taking on the lead role in the musical version of Wedding Singer, which is based... More »

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 »