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
Sungmin matures in 'Jack the Ripper' 2012/09/05, Source, Sungmin of Super Junior plays young doctor, Daniel, in the musical "Jack the Ripper". The show, which ended Aug. 25 in Seoul, will open Sept. 16 in Tokyo. / Courtesy of M Musical Company
By Kwon Mee-yoo Sungmin of Super Junior hastransformed into Daniel, a young doctor who is
passionate in his love and job, in the musical "Jack the Ripper". The show closed curtains in Seoul on Aug. 25 but the Tokyo production opens on Sept. 16. On the musical stage, the powerful performance as Super Junior member is replaced by his portrayal of subtle feelings of the young and innocent Daniel to underscore his deepest and darkest desires,...More
JYJ's Junsu, Best Musical Ticket Selling Idol 2012/08/09, Source,
For the third year in a row, JYJ's Kim Junsu was picked as the musical ticket power idol seller. The results of the 2012 Musical Power Idol was broadcast on August 12th, where Junsu was in first place for his role in this year. Super Junior's Sungmin was in 2nd place for his role in , Beast's Jang Hyun-seung followed for his part in , 4th place went to Kyuhyun of Super Junior as he starred in , and the 5th spot went to 2AM's Lee Changmin and his project,...More
Super Junior returns with 'Mr. Simple' 2011/08/09, Source,
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Super Junior, the K-pop group leading "hallyu" (the Korean wave of popular culture) across the globe, returned to the local music scene with their fifth studio album, "Mr. Simple", last week.
"Mr. Simple", the title of the song as well as the album, is a catchy tune conveying a message of living in a simple way. Leeteuk, the group leader said "Mr. Simple" maximizes the characteristics of the group,...More
[PREVIEW] KBS TV series "PRESIDENT" 2010/12/10, Source,
From left, KBS TV series "President" cast members Jay, Ha Hee-ra, Wang Ji-hye, Ha Hee-ra, Sungmin, Choi Soo-jong. [KBS]
"SBS TV series 'Daemul - Big Thing' bothers you, right?" This was the first question the production team for KBS drama "President" received at a press conference held ahead of the drama's premiere on December 15. It was not that hard to guess that question would come up sooner or later. After all, both dramas are about politics with both main characters striving to become presidents and to top it off, they will air on same day and time slot. This practically stole attention to the fact that it will be the first time in 19 years that actor Choi Soo-jong and actress Ha Hee-ra, married in real life, have come together as couple in the upcoming show as well, as president and the first lady, to be more precise. But Choi, who will play the role of Jang Il-joon assures that the two dramas "are entirely different dramas". So how will the two differ? "Daemul - Big Thing" versus "President" and President Seo Hye-rim (Ko Hyun-jung) versus President Jang Il-joon. Which candidate gets chosen will be up to the voters, no, the TV viewers,...More
After debuting on Ingigayo on November 6, 2005, Super Junior has risen the,...More
Super Junior to take Asia tour to Japan in February 2010/11/02, Source,
Boy band Super Junior [SM Entertainment]
Popular Korean boy band Super Junior will perform in Japan next February, adding the country as one of the stops to their Asia tour which kicked off in mid-August.
The boys' agency SM Entertainment announced through a press release on Tuesday that Super Junior will take "SUPER SHOW 3" to Japan, holding concerts in Yokohama city's Yokohama Arena on February 18 to 19 which is expected to attract about a total 25,000 fans,...More
Super Junior's Yesung to star in third musical "Spamalot" 2010/08/19, Source,
Super Junior member Yesung to star in musical "Spamalot" [Od Musical]
Super Junior member Yesung is set to play one of the male leads in an upcoming musical, according to musical producer's Od Musical on Thursday.
Od announced in a press release that Yesung will take on the role of Sir Robin, a collector of plague victims, for the musical comedy "Spamalot". The role, which was played by the season two runner-up of American Idol Clay Aiken in the United States, will be rotated by Korean musical actor Park In-bae,...More
Super Junior-K.R.Y. wraps up Japan concert in success 2010/08/01, Source,
Super Junior-K.R.Y. performing at their concert held at Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo, Japan on August 1, 2010. [SM Entertainment]
Super Junior-K.R.Y., the sub-unit of popular idol group Super Junior, successfully wrapped up their first live concert In Japan over the weekend.
Agency SM Entertainment explained in a press release on Monday that sub-group members Kyuhyun, Ryeowook and Yesung, performed in front of some 10,000 fans at the "SUPER JUNIOR K.R.Y. SPECIAL CONCERT IN JAPAN 2010" concert, held at Tokyo's International Forum in Japan on Sunday,...More
Hangeng accused of plagiarizing song by Yunho Yunho 2010/07/27, Source,
TVXQ singer Yunho Yunho (left) and former Super Junior member Hangeng [SM Entertainment]
Former Super Junior member Hangeng is heating up controversy with "Fire", his latest single release in China that has been accused of plagiarizing a song written by TVXQ leader Yunho Yunho.
Fans have suggested that "Fire", the new single by Hangeng who went solo after leaving Super Junior, plagiarized Yunho Yunho's composition "Checkmate", performed at 'TVXQ THE 3rd ASIA TOUR CONCERT-MIROTIC' held February 20 in Korea,...More
Super Junior to release repackaged fourth album today 2010/06/28, Source,
Korean idol group Super Junior [SM Entertainment]
Korean idols Super Junior will release their repackaged fourth album today, according to their agency SM Entertainment.
A press release from SM on Friday had announced that the repackaged album will go on sale today featuring four new tracks that have been available online, as well as 11 songs from the original record,...More
Super Junior to release repackaged album next week 2010/06/22, Source,
Korean idol group Super Junior [SM Entertainment]
Korean idol group Super Junior will be releasing a repackaged album next week which contains four new tracks including the follow-up single "No Other", according to their agency SM Entertainment on Tuesday.
SM announced in a press release that the digital sound source for "No Other" will be released on Friday through various music sites including Bugs, Cyworld, Dosirak and Melon with the album due out in stores three days later,...More
Super Junior says "we could go for 20-30 more years" (1) 2010/05/25, Source,
From left, Super Junior members Donghae (Donghae), Ryuwook, Eunhyuk, Yesung, Leeteuk, Shindong (Shindong), Siwon (Choi Si-won), Sungmin, Heechul (Kim Heechul) and Kyuhyun. [SM Entertainment] Q: There are a few members missing this time. How does it feel? Heechul (Kim Heechul): Of course we're sad. I also suffered from a bit of depression because of such incidents and I had a very hard time. Q: A lot has happened within the team. Shindong, you confessed your love through your new album. How did your agency respond? Heechul (Kim Heechul): I think they only let it out because they didn't know what it means. (laugh) Shindong (Shindong): If I had written it in Korean, I think they would've asked me to do it next time. (laugh) Heechul (Kim Heechul): I had talked about this earlier with Leeteuk but if a fan had bought an album, saw that Shindong(Shindong) had written a code so crack it to see he had asked someone to marry him... We're lucky if the fan doesn't rip up the album. (laugh) Shindong(Shindong) actually kept apologizing to us before we gave our comeback performance for "BONAMANA". Leeteuk: There could've been mixed responses to what he did but we're grateful that there have been a lot of good articles on it. Shindong (Shindong): I've become a romantic guy thanks to them. I'm thankful,...More
Super Junior says "we could go for 20-30 more years" (2) 2010/05/25, Source,
Donghae (Donghae left) and Sungmin [SM Entertainment] Q: Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, Shindong, the three of you are regulars on SBS talk show "Steel Heart". But it must be difficult trying to head a segment of the program for several minutes.Leeteuk: We seen quite a number of photographs get ripped up (laugh) but the more it happens, the public wants to see more intense photos while the celebrities want to hide more. We were able to understand what a hard time comedians must have. And it's usually hard to maintain a segment for more than three months. We're into our ninth month now and it's very tough. So I'm thinking we should come up with something different. Q: Isn't it difficult getting the guests to display their talents on the show?Leeteuk: (Sigh and laugh) It's really difficult. And many of them say they don't want to so we have to keep persuading them. Eunhyuk: I had never been that interested in variety shows but I started taking part in it little by little because it sounded like so much fun when I listened to it,...More
Members of Super Junior pose for W Korea magazine 2010/05/18, Source,
Super Junior members from left to right: Eunhyuk and Leeteuk [W Korea]
Korean idols Super Junior have posed for a 10-page spread in fashion magazine W Korea, according to their agency SM Entertainment on Tuesday.
A press release from SM stated that the boys took part in a shoot for the June issue of W Korea, displaying the pop image of each member donning colorful eye make-up and hairstyles to show off their individual personalities,...More
Super Junior to sing theme song for new film 2010/05/12, Source,
Official poster of the movie "On the Pitch" [CJ Entertainment]
Members of Korean idol group Super Junior will be singing the main theme song for upcoming sports film tentatively titled "Dreams Come True", according to its producer on Wednesday.
CJ Entertainment stated in a press release that Super Junior members Shindong, Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, Yesung and Sungmin had prepared the song since its planning stages a year ago,...More
Super Junior to release teaser video for new album tomorrow 2010/05/06, Source,
Korean idol group Super Junior [SM Entertainment]
Korean idol group Super Junior will be releasing a teaser video tomorrow for their upcoming fourth album, according to their agency SM Entertainment on Thursday.
SM announced in a press release that the teaser video will be unveiled Friday on the group's official website (http://superjunior.smtown.com), as well as on various portals and web-based music providers,...More
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