After a two-year hiatus, The American Theatre Wing held their annual gala at Cipriani's Monday night. The gala, which celebrated the Women of Theatre, brought together stars of the community and included Lynn Ahrens, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Kate Baldwin, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Gretchen Cryer, Aisha de Haas, Amber Gray, Kathleen Marshall, Jeanine Tesori, Natasha Yvette Williams, and more. Attendees were treated to performances throughout the evening, including a special performance from the upcoming Broadway musical KPOP. KPOP star Luna took to the stage to perform 'Bung Uh Ree Sae' for the first time and iHeartRadio Broadway has your exclusive first look at her performance! Watch in the player above.
Broadway’s KPOP, a new musical inspired by the global K-pop phenomenon, which will perform at Circle in the Square Theatre with previews starting on Thursday, October 13, 2022, and an opening night on Sunday, November 20, 2022.
Joining the previously announced Luna, in the starring role of MwE, the cast will feature: Julia Abueva, BoHyung, Major Curda, Jinwoo Jung, Jiho Kang, Amy Keum, James Kho, Marina Kondo, Eddy Lee, Joshua Lee, Jully Lee, Lina Rose Lee, Timothy H. Lee, Abraham Lim, Min, Kate Mina Lin, Aubie Merrylees, Patrick Park, Zachary Noah Piser, Kevin Woo, and John Yi.
In addition to Luna, a K-pop idol, other cast members from the K-pop world include BoHyung (formerly of SPICA and half of the duo KEEMBO), Min (formerly of Miss A), and Kevin Woo (formerly of U-KISS). Apart from their group activities they have each launched successful solo careers and are actively releasing new music.
Broadway audiences have recently seen Eddy Lee as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton and Zachary Noah Piser as Evan in Dear Evan Hansen.
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.
Tickets are now available on Telecharge and will be available at the Box Office at Circle in the Square Theatre starting August 25. Tickets start at $89.50 and are currently on sale through April 16, 2023.
KPOP 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.