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
Jo joins 'Doctor Zhivago' 2012/01/17, Source, By Kwon Mee-yoo
Top actor Jo Seung-woo will join the new musical "Doctor Zhivago" as a male lead.
Initially, model-turned-actor Joo Ji-hoon was cast for the role of Russian doctor Yuri Zhivago whose life is shaken by the Russian Revolution and Civil War in the early 20th century. However, he quit the position due to problems with his vocal chords, forcing OD Musical Company, the production firm, to look for a replacement two weeks before the opening.
"People might see me as a relief pitcher or replacement, but for now Yuri Zhivago is my role", Jo said at a press conference,...More
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