The upcoming premiere of KPOP, the new musical about the global K-pop phenomenon, will begin performances on Broadway (New York) with previews starting on Thursday, October 13, 2022, in advance of an opening night on Sunday, November 20, 2022. The announcement was made at a press conference two days ago (30 Mar) at the Korean Cultural Center in New York.
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.
The multimedia experience explores the relentless discipline, raw talent, and commercial ambition behind the international phenomenon. The musical has a story by Jason Kim and music by Helen Park, who has worked on the show for the past eight years.
“I know recently K-pop has been really blowing up and a lot of people love the genre. But when we started writing this musical back in 2014, I was so eager for the world to see what I see. And I wanted to share it with the world in a language that everyone can understand,” Helen Park said.
“I think musical theater is that vessel for people to hear and witness other people’s stories and feel the emotions. I really wanted the show to be doing that with the genre that I love so much,” Park added.
KPOP features a book by Jason Kim (The Model American, 30 Million), music, lyrics, music production and arrangements by Helen Park (The Song of Summer), and music and lyrics by Max Vernon (The Song of Summer, The View Upstairs), choreographed by Jennifer Weber (Cruel Intentions: The Musical National Tour, StageWorks Hudson’s Stockholm), and directed by Teddy Bergman (Woodshed Collective’s Empire Travel Agency, The Tenant).
The show will play at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street).
For more information on ticketing and updated info, please visit KPOP official website, here.