Year-End Most Anticipated (Musical)
#1. Name: December | Percentage: 30.5% | Venue: Sejong Center | Points of Anticipation: Kim Junsu + Movie Company ‘NEW’ + Directed by Jang Jin
‘December’ musical, with a combined force of trio Kim Kwang Seok, Kim Junsu, and Jang Jin, has received recognition comparable to the hottest year-end musical ‘Typhoon’.
Based on “The Most Anticipated Year-End Musical & Play” survey results conducted on October 8-20 by our paper [Chosun Ilbo] in collaboration with Interpark, the musical ‘December: A Never-Ending Story’ (3,101 people) and the play ‘Hamlet’ (2,569 people) rank #1 respectively. A total of 11,182 people participated in the survey.
Musical ‘December’ is a Kim Kwang Seok jukebox musical starring Kim Junsu (Xia Junsu), the actor behind the ‘sold-out’ phenomena of ‘Mozart!’ and ‘Elisabeth’, with script and direction by Jang Jin; these points seem to amplify the anticipation of this production. The fact that this will be the first musical production by ‘NEW’, the distributor of the film ‘Miracle in Cell No. 7′, has also raised expectations.
– Parts unrelated to Junsu were omitted
– Musical ‘Typhoon’ won Korea Musical Awards 2000 for Best Theatre Production
– ‘NEW’ (Next Entertainment World) is the company that distributed ‘Miracle in Cell No.7′, which is the third highest-grossing domestic