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‘KPOP’ musical set to debut on Broadway later this year

'KPOP' musical set to debut on Broadway later this year

March 30 (Infoday US) – South Korea’s distinctive music genre K-pop has been turned into a musical, “KPOP”, that will open on Broadway in New York later this year.

Luna, a former member of K-pop group f(x), will make her Broadway debut in the show, which tells the story of various K-pop superstars who are preparing for a special one-night-only concert.

But during the preparation, one of the stars, played by Luna, goes through an inner struggle that threatens to disrupt the entire industry.

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Show creator Helen Park said she is working hard to honor both the artists and fans of the global K-pop phenomenon.

“I think my biggest fear has always been making a bad parody of the genre,” said Park. “(But) I think we’ll get to a place we’re proud of it.”

Park described the setting as cut-throat, relentless in its pursuit of perfection, and full of passion, but ultimately a source of joy for audiences, with moving and surprising multimedia elements.

“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 yet to discover K-pop, get ready, we’re going to blow you away,” said Luna, speaking at a press conference on Wednesday.

“KPOP” is scheduled to begin previews on Oct. 13 and officially open on Nov. 20 at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City.

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Reporting by Alicia Powell; editing by Diane Craft

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