Korean star heads to West End 2014/02/10, Source,
Thirty-two-year-old musical actor Hong Kwang-ho will make his debut at the Prince Edward Theater in London this May, in Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's original production of the Vietnam War era musical "Miss Saigon". The production team announced that Hong will play Thuy, the Vietnamese antagonist who has been betrothed to a young barmaid named Kim since childhood. Hong being cast in the legendary musical has caught the attention of many industry experts and fans, especially since this is the 25th anniversary of "Miss Saigon",...More
Hong Kwang-ho First Korean to Step into Major West End Role 2014/02/02, Source,
Musical actor Hong Kwang-ho has been cast as Thuy in the West End production of "Miss Saigon". He is the first Korean to land a major role in London's equivalent of Broadway. Cameron Mackintosh Inc, the producer of "Miss Saigon" in the U.K., recently announced that Hong will play Thuy for the new production, which will return to the West End for the musical's 25th anniversary year at the Prince Edward Theatre on May 3,...More
Musical as next 'hallyu' 2012/09/19, Source,
A Korean production of the Czech musical "Jack the Ripper" in Tokyo, Sunday, was well received by the audience. / Courtesy of M Musical Company
By Kwon Mee-yoo A Korean production of musical "Jack the Ripper", successfully opened at the Aoyama Theater in Tokyo, Sunday. Despite the high price of 9,500-16,000 yen ($120-$200) a ticket, the first night starring Sungmin of Super Junior was sold out and some 1,200 audience members gave it a standing ovation. The show, revolving around a serial murder case in London in 1888, is originally a Czech musical, but Japan wanted to stage the Korean adaption. The Korean rendition has new characters and choreography, adding more of a spectacle to the show. "Hallyu", or Korean wave, stars such as Ahn Jae-wook and Sungmin attracted more than 40,000 foreigners to the show here following its Korean premiere in 2009,...More
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