KPOP is heading to Broadway this fall and the full cast has just been revealed. The new musical inspired by the global K-pop phenomenon will begin performances at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre October 13, 2022, with an official opening night set for November 20, 2022.
Joining the previously announced Luna, a K-pop idol, are other stars from the K-pop world BoHyung, Min, and Kevin Woo. Also in the cast are Broadway actors Eddy Lee (Hamilton) and Zachary Noah Piser (Dear Evan Hansen).
In addition, the full cast includes Julia Abueva, Major Curda, Jinwoo Jung, Jiho Kang, Amy Keum, James Kho, Marina Kondo, Joshua Lee, Jully Lee, Lina Rose Lee, Timothy H. Lee, Abraham Lim, Kate Mina Lin, Aubie Merrylees, Patrick Park, and John Yi.
KPOP has the distinction of being the first musical on Broadway celebrating Korean culture, in addition to 19 members of the company making their Broadway debuts.
The musical is produced by Tim Forbes and Joey Parnes and was conceived by Woodshed Collective and Jason Kim and features a book by Mr. Kim, music, lyrics, music production and arrangements by Helen Park, and music and lyrics by Max Vernon. Direction is by Teddy Bergman with choreography by Jennifer Weber and Music Direction by Sujin Kim-Ramsey. Scenic Design is by Gabriel Hainer Evansohn, Costume Design is by Clint Ramos & Sophia Choi, Lighting Design is by Jiyoun Chang, Sound Design is by Peter Fitzgerald & Andrew Keister, Projection Design is by Peter Nigrini, Hair & Wig Design is by Mia M. Neal, Makeup Design is by Joe Dulude II & Suki Tsujimoto, Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting and Production Stage Manager is Cherie B. Tay.
KPOP is the story of global superstars putting everything on the line for a special one-night-only concert when one singer’s inner struggle threatens to dismantle one of the biggest labels in the industry. Pulsing with infectious beats, electrifying choreography, and breathtaking joy, KPOP is an all-consuming multimedia experience that explores the relentless discipline, raw talent, and commercial ambition behind the heart-thumping international phenomenon.
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