'Les Miserables' comes to Korea, at last 2012/08/25, Source, Jeong Seong-hwa, left, who is billed to play the role of Jean Valjean in the premiere of "Les Miserables" in Korea, poses during a press conference at Shinsegae Department Store in central Seoul, Monday. Cho Jung-eun, center, will play Fantine and Moon Jong-won will perform Javert in the much-anticipated Korean production. / Courtesy of KCMI
Jeong Seong-hwa to play Valjean With plans to raise the curtain in November, "Les Miserables" unveiled its Korean cast Monday. There have been a few productions before, but it is the first-ever licensed Korean version of the legendary musical,...More
Seoul Musical Festival celebrates homegrown shows 2012/08/18, Source, Actors perform in a scene of "The Goddess Is Watching" on Wednesday. / Courtesy of Seoul Musical Festival
The Seoul Musical Festival (SMF), Korea's first-ever for musical theater people, wrapped up the eight-day event with a gala performance, Monday.
Held at various venues of Chungmu Art Hall in central Seoul, the festival began on Aug. 6 with a variety of exhibits and lectures. The "Korean Musical History" exhibition is taking place on the first floor at Chungmu Gallery. Featuring selected costumes and photographs of homegrown works from famous "The Last Empress" to recent "Moby Dick", it runs through Aug. 19,...More
Kim's Jacob spices up Korean 'La Cage' 2012/08/05, Source, Chung Sung-hwa plays Albin, or Zaza, in the Korean version of "La Cage aux Folles" currently at the LG Arts Center in southern Seoul. / Courtesy of Aga Company
It took some 30 years for the Tony Award-winning musical "La Cage aux Folles" to come to Korea. The musical, shortened to "La Cage" here, has been warmly welcomed by audiences here, who are captivated by the show's spectacle.
Premiering on Broadway in 1983, the musical comedy is set in a Saint-Tropez drag nightclub, owned by Georges. His partner Albin is the star of the club with the stage name of Zaza. The middle-aged gay couple's satisfied life takes an unexpected turn when Georges' son (from a one-night stand) wants to marry the daughter of an ultra-conservative politician. The musical won the Best Production Tony Award (Best Musical or Best Revival of a Musical) three times,...More
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