The South Korean stage production company ShowPLAY recently announced plans to turn the 2019 drama "Hotel Del Luna" into a stage musical. "Hotel Del Luna" starred IU as the enigmatic operator of a supernatural hotel and Yeo Jin-goo as her new manager, alongside a large cast of colorful supporting characters. ShowPLAY is also considering plans to turn "Hotel Del Luna" into a concert with more of a focus on the music rather than the story.
Advertisement"Hotel Del Luna" was a broad hit for tvN in 2019, with ratings hitting a peak of 12%. However, the drama's biggest influence was felt in the way the ethereal costume design translated into real world trends, with whatever accessories IU happened to be wearing one episode becoming a topic of discussion in fashion venues. ShowPLAY expects the musical version of "Hotel Del Luna" to start being staged sometime in 2022.
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