What's up musicals? 2012/01/07, Source,
Few personal words first. I've been watching movies for well over 20 years now, and I believe I watched my first musical around the same time. I don't remember what it was. One thing I do remember is that I've been always enamored by musicals – be it as a movie or performed on the stage. It does not matter.
Korea is abundant with stage musicals, according to Won Jong-Won who wrote an article in "Koreana", there is around 180 musicals staged annually without those for children. This is probably more than the amount of movies made in my country per year,...More
Raising curtain to abundant year in musicals 2012/01/02, Source,
(Above picture:A scene from the Broadway hit "Wicked", which will come to Korea in May / Courtesy of Andrew Ritchie)
The year 2012 is going to be full of musical joy as a long list of touring, licensed and homegrown musical productions - from the longest-running musical in the world to a theater version of Korean wave drama - wait to be staged.
Touring productions coming to Korea
One of the musicals receiving the highest expectations for 2012 is "Wicked", which will come to Blue Square in Hannam-dong from May to October. The Broadway extravaganza explores what happened before Dorothy entered the Land of Oz and the relationships between the Wicked Witch of the West, Glinda the Good and the Wizard of Oz,...More
Japan wins Grand Prize at Seoul Int'l Drama Awards 2010/09/13, Source,
Poster of Japanese series "Shoe-Shine Boy" [TV Tokyo]
Japanese TV series "Shoe-Shine Boy" won the grand prize award at the fifth annual Seoul International Drama held last week, beating out over 170 works from a total 43 different countries.
"Shoe-Shine Boy", based on a novel about the life of a shoe shiner during the aftermath of World War II, began its run in Japan on TV Tokyo in 2009,...More
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