By JOHN CARUCCI, Related Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Korean pop star Luna is able to make her Broadway debut this fall within the musical “KPOP” and she or he’s already dreaming of who is likely to be there on opening night time — like BTS.
“I’d be grateful in the event that they confirmed up on opening night time,” Luna informed The Related Press via her translator.
She additionally desires followers and different stars to indicate up, too.
“That is New York Metropolis, it’s bought its personal celebrities and likewise audiences who would get pleasure from this. So, I’d like to see New York celebrities, in addition to Hollywood celebrities,” Luna stated.
Luna was launched at a press occasion for the musical Wednesday on the Korean Cultural Heart in New York.
Luna started her musical profession as a member of the favored Okay-pop group f(x) earlier than turning into a solo artist. Her newest single, “Madonna,” was launched in September.
Her stage resume contains Korean productions of “Within the Heights” and “Mamma Mia,” and she or he’s excited to take her skills to Broadway.
“I’ve all the time beloved doing all these ever since I used to be a younger baby, and I even appreciated creating some routines,” Luna stated.
She added: “For this musical, I get to bop whereas I sing whereas I act, that’s so thrilling, and I can’t wait to do that.”
“KPOP” tells the story of world superstars getting ready for a particular one-night solely live performance, when one singer’s inside battle threatens to dismantle one of many largest labels within the business.
The multimedia expertise explores the relentless self-discipline, uncooked expertise, and industrial ambition behind the worldwide phenomenon.
The musical has a narrative by Jason Kim and music by Helen Park, who has labored on the present for the previous eight years. She stated she is worked up that audiences will lastly get to expertise her favourite music style.
“I do know just lately a Okay-pop has been actually blowing up and lots of people love the style. However once we began penning this musical in again in 2014, I used to be so looking forward to the world to see what I see. And I wished to share it with the world in a language that everybody can perceive,” she stated.
“I feel musical theater is that vessel for folks to listen to and witness different folks’s tales and really feel the feelings. I actually wished the present to be doing that with the style that I like a lot,” Park stated.
“KPOP” begins previews Oct. 13 on the Circle within the Sq. Theatre, with a gap night time scheduled for Nov. 20.
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