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

A return to Xanadu
by | September 8, 2008 | 11 Comments
Super Junior members Heechul and Kangin are taking the lead roles in the camp musical classic Xanadu (“We are in Xanaduuu~!”) in their musical-theater debuts. They put on a performance at the press rehearsal (i.e., dress rehearsal open to press) on September 8 with the rest of their castmates. However, audiences won’t be seeing both... More »

Taking to a different stage
by | September 5, 2008 | 8 Comments
I love Horan. Not only is she a great singer for electronica group Clazziquai as well as indie band Ibadi (not the strongest vocals, but lovely all the same), she’s smart and literate (she put out a collection of essays, served as book columnist for a magazine, and hosted an educational book program on television).... More »

From Coffee Prince to On Air
by | August 29, 2008 | 12 Comments
Coffee Prince‘s scene-stealing “Harim,” or actor Kim Dong-wook, is taking the stage for his musical debut in the lead role of frank and straightforward “Alex” in the production of On Air: Season 2. On Air: Season 2 is described as a “cheerful romantic musical” that takes place at a radio station, centering around a younger... More »

Get the fat suit ready for Bada
by | August 17, 2008 | 10 Comments
While news is quiet of the 200 Pound Beauty sequel, plans are under way for a musical version, starring SES lead singer Bada. (The film sequel will be losing the sleeper hit’s original plastic-beauty Hana, star Kim Ah-joong, who opted not to return to the franchise in favor of other projects now that she’s catapulted... More »

But that’s not a Polaroid camera…
by | June 30, 2008 | 6 Comments
The “romantic musical” Polaroid (first mentioned here as Andy’s second stage role) starring former Miss Korea and classical musician Honey Lee (so pretty) held its dress rehearsal–cum–press conference on June 30, the day before its official July 1 premiere. The project is directed by Sung Jae-joon and written by Won Mi-sol, who also produced last... More »

Andy takes the stage in Polaroid
by | June 11, 2008 | 5 Comments
Shinhwa’s baby member Andy, currently enjoying a hot streak of popularity due his pairing with Solbi on the show We Got Married, is taking another turn on the musical stage this summer. This time, he’ll star in Polaroid, which is being brought to theatergoers by the same director and writer duo (Sung Jae-joon and Won... More »

The Force is strong with Danny Ahn
by | May 2, 2008 | 6 Comments
  Ex-G.O.D. member and actor Danny Ahn acts in an open dress rehearsal for his leading role in the upcoming play Rashomon (great project to pick, yeah?). Seoul, May 2, Daehakro, Uri Theater. Also starring well-known musical actor Lee Geon Myeong, Rashomon runs from May 9 through June 29.... More »

Tim: What would Jesus do?
by | April 22, 2008 | 21 Comments
Tim, the man with the smooth velvety singing voice, is taking to the stage — as an actor. Perhaps in keeping with his well-known strong Christian faith, his role is in the musical Jesus Jesus (which, as far as I know, is not the same as Jesus Christ Superstar), and he takes on the titular... More »

Big Bang’s Seung Ri, shy with the ladies
by | April 13, 2008 | 16 Comments
Pop idol Seung Ri is less Big Bang and more Big Bang Theory (CBS) — “reading” his book upside-down here — in his lead role in the just-opened musical Sonagi (Shower). Seoul, April 10, 2pm, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theatre. Performance runs through May 5. More musical info here.... More »

Honey Lee’s acting debut
by | February 25, 2008 | 38 Comments
Former Miss Korea Lee Ha-nui, otherwise known as Honey Lee, has been busy acting as a television broadcast MC and as a model for various CFs and clothing brands ever since she placed in the finals for last year’s Miss Universe pageant. And now she’s branching out into acting, preparing for her debut — in... More »