Ok Joo-hyun Ready to Bid Farewell to 'Wicked' After 100th Show 2014/04/05, Source, Ok Joo-hyun started out in the entertainment industry as a member of the hugely popular girl band Fin.K.L. in 1998 and changed her career to become a musical actress with "Aida" in 2005. Since last November she has been playing the role of the witch Elphaba in "Wicked". "Do I ever get fed up with having to put on all the green makeup? No, I'm so accustomed to it by now that I can do the whole thing in next to no time", she said,...More
Classical concerts 2012/10/28, Source, Classical Concerts Maestro Valery Gergiev & Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra Seoul Arts Center* Nov. 6-7 Maestro Valery Gergiev will lead the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra for two performances in Seoul. The first will feature Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 1, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 with pianist Son Yeol-eum; the second will showcase pianist Cho Seong-jin playing Brahms's Symphony No. 2, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 5. Tickets cost 70,000 to 270,000 won,...More
Original Idol Star Ok Joo-hyun Reveals Boyfriend Of 7 Years 2012/06/07, Source,
Musical actress Ok Joo-hyun has recently opened up about her personal life by sending a heartfelt thanks to her boyfriend of seven years. The former FINKL member was awarded the Best Female Lead award at the 6th The Musical Awards that took place on June 4th, for her role in the musical . She gave her acceptance speech tearfully saying, "I had told myself that if by chance I win, I better not cry,...More
Cho Seung-woo wins 3rd best actor prize 2012/06/05, Source,
Singer and actress Ok Joo-hyun, left, and musical theater superstar Cho Seung-woo pose at The Musical Awards 2012 ceremony Monday in Seoul. / Courtesy of The Musical Awards
By Kwon Mee-yoo Actor Cho Seung-woo affirmed his overwhelming presence in musical theater once again by winning the Best Actor at The Musical Awards 2012, Monday, for his role of Yuri Zhivago in "Doctor Zhivago". It's Jo's third trophy as Best Actor - he was named the most prominent musical actor for portraying Don Quixote in "Man of La Mancha" in 2008 and Dr. Jekyll in "Jekyll and Hyde" last year,...More
Audience member files complaint against producer 2012/03/25, Source,
By Kim Rahn
A woman has filed a complaint with police against producers of the musical "Elisabeth" for an injury she sustained after being hit by a paper coaster thrown by an actor during the performance.
The unidentified woman in her 20s filed the complaint on March 9 against EMK Musical Company, the production firm said Friday,...More
This Week's Cultural news 2012/02/17, Source,
A new musical has come to Korea! With a grandiose set, fantastic lighting and talented singers filling the stage, "Elisabeth" is sure to delight the audience this season.
[ENG] [Interview : Robert Johanson, Producer] ""Elisabeth" is based on the real true story of Elisabeth, the Empress of Austria, who at a very young age became the empress. She was Franz Joseph's wife and she became the Empress".
"Elisabeth" has been rewritten in Korean for its Korea debut, and expectations are high. Female audience members were especially looking forward to hearing the story of one of history's most mysterious queens,...More
Queens of musical are coming 2011/11/09, Source,
"200 Pounds Beauty", "Evita", "Elizabeth" to go on stage
Musical divas are preparing to dominate local theater scene this winter, portraying strong women from an Austrian Empress to an Argentine First Lady to a backup singer reborn after plastic surgery.
"200 Pounds Beauty", a Korean musical based on the 2007 movie of the same name, will raise its first on Dec. 6 at the Grand Theater of Chungmu Art Hall in central Seoul,...More
Ok Joo-hyun is lost for words, cries 2011/09/06, Source, Ok Joo-hyun cried as she spoke about how she had to close the doors of her yoga center due to the failure of the business.
She appeared in the SBS TV program "Healing Camp" and started off by saying, after she closed the yoga center she went for her Pilates class and saw a familiar face who was her former class member.,...More
[Weekender] Summer musical treats 2011/07/07, Source,
"Romance of their Own"
From Broadway classics to K-pop jukebox musical
By Kwon Mee-yoo
The summer is usually considered a slow season for musicals but a wide variety of hot shows are here this season. From Broadway classics to jukebox musicals featuring K-pop, offering spectacles to tempt people to spend their vacations in theaters.
Classics with modern touch
Broadway classics "Guys and Dolls" will raise its curtain at LG Arts Center in southern Seoul on Aug. 2,...More
Ku Hye-sun in talks to appear in TV series "The Musical" 2010/04/29, Source,
Korean actress Ku Hye-sun [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actress Ku Hye-sun is currently in talks to appear in a new TV series titled "The Musical", according to her agency YG Entertainment on Thursday.
"The casting for the drama has not been finalized... It is one of many offers that she has received", an official at YG said in a phone call with Asia Economic Daily. "She is planning to appear in a drama in the second half of the year and so we are talking with [the producers of] "The Musical"",...More
[PREVIEW] Musical "Monte Cristo" 2010/04/22, Source,
Cast and crew of musical "Monte Cristo" pose during a photo session of a press conference on April 21, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Musical "Monte Cristo"CastRyu Jung-hanㆍUhm Ki-joonㆍSin Seong-rok (role of Edmond/Monte Cristo), Ok Joo-hyunㆍCha Ji-yeon (role of Mercedes), Choi Min-chulㆍCho Hwee (role of Mondego), Jang Dae-woong (role of prosecutor Villefort), Jo Won-heeㆍLee Yong-geun (role of priest Faria), Kim Seung-daeㆍJeon Dong-suck (role of Albert) In one line Kind-hearted sailor Edmond, who knew about nothing else but the sea, is born as a new man who seeks revenge after a friend and prosecutor who get him jailed for 14 years. Run April 21 to June 13, 2010 at the Universal Arts Center,...More
The musical"The Count of Monte Cristo", the newest work from world-renowned composer Frank Wildhorn, will be staged in Korea for the first time with a star-studded cast. Celebrated musical stars,...More
When Ok Joo-hyun, the former lead signer for the now disbanded top female pop group Fin. K. L., first appea,...More
Celebrities Band Against Illegal Downloading 2009/07/28, Source, Some 200 celebrities gathered at a conference for the promotion of cultural contents held in Yeouido, Seoul on Tuesday to voice their opposition to illegal downloading. The conference aimed to protect and nurture domestic cultural contents an,...More
From boy band members to comedians and musical actors, teaching at school seems like the new trend. Many local stars are now shifting to schools, not as students, but as professors. It's actually a win-win strategy for everyone. Artists can share their expertise w,...More
The economic recession that has affected almost every part of the world hasn't touched the local theater industry.
This year, musicals and plays have stayed afloat through their distinctive strategies.
The musical industry highly relied on producing movie-b,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] The 45th Daejong Film Festival 2008/06/26, Source, One of the masterpiece films "The Chaser" has been nominated for 11 different awards for the 45th annual Daejong Film Festival that will be on the 27th at Seoul Samsungdong Coex Convention Hall. The festival will be aired in the SBS channel live.
Last year, actress Kim Ah-joong and announcer Choi Ki-hwan received the highest award. Wondergirls who's "So Hot" song is a big hit performed "Tell Me" and Ok Joo-hyun performed a song from the musical "Chicago". We anticipate which performers will be performing in the festival this year.,...More
Also on her own is Lee Hyori, who was formerly with all-girl group, Fin.K.L, before going solo in 2003.
Boys are not the only ones who can leave their band days behind. Women from popular girl groups su,...More
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