One of K-pop’s biggest stars is set to storm the Great White Way in an upcoming musical about Korea’s popular music genre.
Sources tell PEOPLE that Luna, a South Korean singer who recently released the popular single “Madonna,” will be making her Broadway debut in KPOP, The Musical, premiere sometime next year.
KPOP, The Musical is about the meteoric rise of a K-pop star (presumably played by Luna) in the challenging world of the art form.
Woodshed Collective and Jason Kim conceived the show. It features a book by Kim, with music, lyrics, and music production by Helen Park, and music and lyrics by Max Vernon.
The musical played an Off-Broadway run through Ars Nova, Ma-Yi Theater, and the Woodshed Collective in 2017. In 2018, it won the 2018 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, according to Playbill.
Luna, whose real name is Park Sun-young, debuted as a girl group f(x) in 2009. In 2016, she released her first EP as a solo artist, titled Free Somebody.
She has previous stage musical experience, having starred in Korean versions of popular shows like Legally Blonde: The Musical, High School Musical on Stage, and In the Heights.
Singer and musical actress Luna will make her Broadway debut with the musical ‘K-pop.’
Luna, who recently performed solo activities through her single album ‘MADONNA,’ is scheduled to appear in the Broadway musical ‘K-Pop.’
‘K-Pop’ is a musical work that is scheduled to premiere on Broadway early next year. Woodshed Collective and Korean writer Jason Kim wrote the script, and composers Helen Park and Max Vernon participated in the composition and lyrics. It was first shown on off-Broadway in 2017 and received favorable reviews, and it drew a lot of attention by dealing with the success of K-pop idols that captured the world.
In particular, in this work, Luna, a singer from the girl group f(x), will advance to the United States beyond Korea and take on the role of a K-pop star who is growing into a world-class artist. As Luna has an active experience as a member of the idol group f(x), it is expected that she will perform splendid dances, high-level singing skills, and realistic acting in the Broadway musical ‘K-Pop.’
Meanwhile, Luna debuted as a girl group f(x) member in 2009 and released her first EP, Free Somebody as a solo singer in 2016. Recently, he released his single album ‘MADONNA’ and has been active as a musical actor by appearing in popular musicals ‘Too Blonde,’ ‘Coyote Ugly,’ ‘High School Musical,’ ‘Rebecca,’ ‘Gone with the Wind,’ and ‘Mamma Mia.’ are doing
Recently, Luna established a corporation, ‘Lunasium’ together with cosmetics brand Celeb Secret and online marketing company Hubnet and is also active as a businessman. Lunacium plans to introduce various beauty information contents and cosmetic products by collecting the beauty know-how of Celeb Secret CEO Han Gyuri, who has been managing celebrity skin for 25 years, and singer Luna, who has been active in girl groups for many years.