The Korean musical ‘K-Pop’ successfully opened on Broadway in New York, the center of world culture and art.
The musical “K-Pop” held a preview performance on the 17th and 18th (local time) at the Circle in the Square Theater near Times Square in New York City.
The musical ‘K-Pop’ contains the growth story of a girl group and a boy group who dream of becoming superstars.
The story of the musical ‘K-Pop,’ set in the Korean music industry, expresses Korea’s extensive agency system and trainee system as it is.
At a press conference held at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel on the 18th, Luna, a former member of the girl group f(x), said, “I overcame a lot of past trauma through the character Moora.”
Kim Bo-Hyung, a former girl group Spica and currently active in the vocal duo Kimbo,’ said, “(In the script) there were a lot of things I went through, and I remembered the old days.” But, he said, “As the environment, culture and language have changed, I am adapting and learning day by day.”
Many numbers and lines in the musical ‘K-Pop’ are also in Korean.
In ‘Playville,’ a performance culture newsletter that introduced details of musicals, musical numbers, and actors’ names were written in Korean.
Some Korean actors even wrote their impressions in Korean. “Mom and Dad, I love you!” Familiar Korean words such as back were occasionally seen.
Helen Park, who composed this musical, said, “I thought that the more specific I was, the more global I could make, and the movie ‘Parasite’ gave me that courage.” I dare to believe that people will understand.”
He said, “We thought about what ‘K-pop-like’ would be the most in our view.
The musical “K-Pop” will begin its official performance on the 27th. In ‘K-Pop,’ Lee Min-young, who was active in the girl group ‘Miss A,’ and Kevin Woo, who was a member of the boy group ‘U-Kiss,’ will appear.