KPOP, the musical, will debut on Broadway this year
K-Pop, the South Korean musical genre that has taken the world by storm in recent years, is set to make its Broadway debut as a musical, KPOP. The show will be headlined by K-Pop star Luna, marking her debut on the famed stage.
Korean music to make Broadway debut with musical KPOP
With K-Pop (aka Korean Pop) music steadily hitting the international music charts over the past two years and groups such as BTS and BLACKPINK collaborating with international artists to cater to a much larger audience, there is no is no wonder the genre is coming to Broadway. in the form of a musical, KPOP. The musical stars famous artist Luna and will depict the story of various K-pop artists preparing for a special one-night-only concert, reports CNN.
What is the story?
The musical will highlight the internal struggles of one of the stars, played by Luna, who threatens to disrupt the entire industry. At the press conference announcing the musical, Luna said: “Anyone who has followed my career knows that musical theater has always been a passion of mine. Broadway represents the pinnacle of achievement in my profession, so being able to bring my culture to the fans who flock here from all over the world to see a Broadway show is the honor of my life,” reports New York Times.
The musical is produced by Tim Forbes and Joey Parnes and is directed by Teddy Bergman, reports Thrillist. The show’s soundtrack was curated by Helen Park and Max Vernon, and features plenty of catchy beats, which will be accompanied by choreography, staying true to the musical genre.
KPOP, the musical, debuted in Ars Nova’s immersive Off-Broadway production in 2017 to sold-out audiences. Its Broadway previews are set to begin Oct. 13, and the show is set to officially go live Nov. 20, reports CNN. Speaking about the show, Luna said at the announcement event, “For those of you who already know and love K-pop music, this show is going to remind you why you fell in love with it in the first place. For those of you who haven’t discovered K-pop yet, get ready. We’re going to blow your mind,” reports New York Times.
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