This Week's Cultural News 2011/10/13, Source, This musical is about five men whose goal is to join the elite group of the Hwarang.
[SOV] [Interview : ] "Hello. We are Hwarang, the superstars from Seorabeol!"
The Hwarang existed in the kingdom of Silla. Only men who were of good social, physical and intelligent standing could apply, and that is reflected right on stage.
[Interview : Seong Cheon-mo, Director] "The Hwarang were a group of soldiers, but the five Hwarang in the play are severely lacking in skills. The musical is about the hardships they face on their way to becoming a true Hwarang".
The Hwarang usually seen on TV are shown as strong and decisive. However, the Hwarang in the eponymous musical are immature young men, and this in itself is one of the musical's most memorable aspects,...More
Stars moving to general service channels, celebrity casting success 2011/10/08, Source,
Founded ahead of the year's end, general service channels have been announcing star-studded casts one after another. Recruiting stars is the first stage of attracting attention to newly founded channels, which is a prerequisite for success. Because of this, expending resources to establish star-recruitment power is a natural move. First target: star broadcast TV producer General service channels' first targets were broadcast television entertainment producers. Given the enormous amount of know-how required to create a drama, this meant battling with broadcasters over a short period of time and securing the production talent that would give them the best chance for a successful launch,...More
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