FIRST LOOK: The new Broadway bound musical K-POP

KPOP, The Broadway Musical
FIRST LOOK: One of the most popular genres of worldwide music out there is KPOP. With origins coming from South Korea and staying true to its routes, it combines various styles we know today such as pop, experimental, rock, jazz, gospel, hip hop, R&B, reggae, electronic dance, folk, country, and classical. There have been so many great acts from this genre including BTS, BlackPink, Seo Tai-Ji And Boys, and Mr. GANGNAM STYLE himself PSY. Noe the legacy of this genre is now a Musical Theater piece heading for Broadway!!!
KPOP THE MUSICAL features a score by Helen Park and Max Vernon along with a book by Jason Kim. The story takes the audience into the high-stakes world of the Korean pop music. It follows a group of superstars gearing up for a special one-night-only concert, However one of the singer’s inner struggle threatens to dismantle their entire label.
The musical had its world premiere Off-Broadway at Ars Nova back in 2017. It ran for a successful month and a half run earning rave reviews. Under the direction of Teddy Bergman, choreographed by Jennifer Weber, and in association with The Ma-Yi Theater Company, the cast starred….
Tony nominee Ashley Park as “MwE”,
James Seol as “Jerry”,
Jason Tam as “Epic”,
Vanessa Kai as “Ruby”,
Julia Abueva as “Sonoma”,
Ebony Williams as “Jenn”,
Cathy Ang as “Jin Hee”,
John Yi as “Bobo”,
Amanda Morton as “Yazmeen”,
Jinwoo Jung as “Oracle”,
Sun Hye Park as “Callie”,
Deborah Kim as “XO”,
Jiho Kang as “Lex”,
James Saito as “Moon”,
Joomin Hwang as “Timmy X”,
Susannah Kim as “Mina”,
Katie Lee Hill as “Tiny D”.
KPOP THE MUSICAL was nominated for 9 Lucille Lortel Awards in 2018. It won 3 for OUTSTANDING MUSICAL, OUTSTANDING LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL (for Ashley Park), and OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL (for Jason Tam). It was also nominated for 7 Drama Desk Awards and 2 Drama League Awards.
The show is scheduled to transfer its way ON Broadway coming. Prior before it does that, KPOP THE MUSICAL will have an out-of-town tryout in Virginia at the Signature Theatre this Holiday season. Reuniting its original creative team, its scheduled to run from December 2021 through January 2022. Official dates, casting, and more will be announced at a later time.
The Broadway itinerary will also be mentioned later on as well.
Who is excited?!!!