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110715 “Tears Of Heaven” Is The No. 3 Most Influential Musical In Attracting Foreigners – And What Is No. 1?

“Xiahzart” Kim Junsu has once again proven this year that he is the leading man in the hallyu musical scene.

Interpark revealed that for the first half of this year, among the top 5 musicals in Korea that attracted the most foreign visitors, Kim Junsu’s “Mozart!” and “Tears Of Heaven” took 1st and 3rd place respectively.

In this ranking, the project that attracted the most attention was “Tears Of Heaven.”

Composed by world famous musician Frank Wildhorn, and directed by Gabriel Barre, who won numerous awards for “Memphis,” “Sweeny Todd” and others, “Tears of Heaven” was a hot topic before it even started its run. However, due to its simple storyline and unconvincing setting, it was criticised as having “limited creativity” and being “an imitation “Miss Saigon.””

During then, there were critics that said “this musical is about a man who is looking for a pure love and  humane “Korean Romance,” and although it has touching and emotional music as well as a creative stage, the weak plot is regrettable.”

A musical that seemed to lack a sense of completion and reality, “Tears Of Heaven” managed to take 3rd place in the foreign audience ranking. If not for “hallyu star” Kim Junsu, this would not have been possible.

Kim Junsu injected life into the simple storyline, and improved upon the sense of completion of the entire musical. His outstanding voice and mature acting skills enchanted the audiences. If not for him, this musical would have been normal, and not as spectacular as it had become.

The promotion for “Tears of Heaven” is especially meaningful because it is the only local (Korean) production that was recognised as having the highest foreign audience. In this reality where adapted musicals are the mainstream, it introduces the foreign audiences to an original Korean creative musical, which is a considerable gain.

To ensure the project’s quality and audience numbers, Kim Junsu is diligent when choosing projects to work on and participate in, and has earned praise for this. His choice to participate in a local creative production, and the energy he gradually injected into the musical is imaginable.

With Kim Junsu spearheading it, the growth of the musical hallyu wave looks positive. Musical production companies who are targeting the gradually growing crowd of foreign audiences have expressed that they will be expanding on the promotional efforts for the foreign crowd.

“There have always been audiences from countries like Japan, China and others that have come to watch hallyu stars, but that was before Kim Junsu showed his true power. And now he is the top sell-out guarantee in musicals.”

It is truly impressive that both of Kim Junsu’s projects were ranked as 1st and 3rd for the highest number of foreign audiences.

Source : [BaiduJYJ + EnterPost]
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110712 Flipping Over Castle Walls In Search of Golden Star Xiahzart

To Kim Junsu, the musical “Mozart!” was  an unforgettable performance he has had. During the earlier half of  2010, He had no activities since he had left TVXQ. When he was offered  to act in a musical, he had wanted to reject the role, as he was worried  about being in the unfamiliar musical industry. He tried to put himself  in Mozart’s shoes. Mozart went with his father’s wishes, and travelled  from Salzburg to Vienna, just to write music for the archbishop. Even  though he was a genius, and lived a luxurious life, but that made him  fell into deep misery and unfortunate.

The scene where Mozart left Vienna,  flipping the high castle walls in search of the “golden star”, he  finally lived for himself, and not for his father. Kim Junsu was moved  by the song “Why can’t you love me”, sung by Mozart.

Finally, Kim  Junsu found himself familiar to the singing and acting techniques in a  musical; he perfectly displayed Mozart’s character. He felt blessed,  even though he was tired. The audience was also much affected as they  watched his performance; when Kim Junsu played the contradicting  character of music genius Mozart, the audience laughed together with the  happy Mozart, and teared when Mozart cried. When the stage curtains  fell each time, the audience would do a standing ovation. This year,  during the curtain call in “Mozart!”, he was reminded of that  unforgettable moment he had during last year’s performance. The popular  idol star Xiah Junsu has successfully transformed into musical star Kim  Junsu.

Currently, Kim Junsu, who has  performed “Mozart!” twice, is ambitious. Also being a member of JYJ, he  would like to try acting in dramas and movies. He would be performing in  another musical, which would be different from “Mozart!” and “Tears of  Heaven”, and hopes that he would still be able to keep up with  his dance steps. He hopes to take a step at a time, in achieving his own  goals.

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110704 Standing Ovation For JYJ’s Junsu

JYJ’s Junsu successfully completed encore performances of the new legendary musical “Mozart!”

On 3 July, Junsu, who completed his last encore performance. In this final 3 hours, he danced across the stage, expressing happiness, sadness and anger, a wealth of emotions with his unique singing style, and basked in the standing ovation that the audience gave him for his outstanding performance.

After the final performance, Junsu said “Although this is not the first time (doing this performance,) but I’m happy to have been able to experience Mozart’s life. Mozart faced the pressures of the world’s anticipation, but beneath the glamorous life hides a hidden loneliness. Using the songs and performance, I feel like I was Mozart’s friend when he was still alive 300 years ago. To me, this stage bears a special meaning.” Also, “My heart feels heavy, having to part with “Mozart!” again.  I feel like I give 120% in my performances for “Mozart!” and I’m really thankful for the audiences and the passionate support they have given me,” he expressed with deep emotion.

Junsu, who is one of the most anticipated new generation musical actors after his stellar performances in “Mozart!” and “Tears of Heaven,” revealed his improved skills in this encore performance.  With his continous sell-out performances, he is now firmly placed as “Xiahzart” in the musical world.

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110704 Daily Post Of JYJ Tweets

We’ll miss seeing Xiahzart on stage :’) Amazing job bb♥
(Junsu, 2:58pm KST) I fell into such a sweet slumber^^ Yesterday’s performance feels like such a dream~ The stage was such a happy place because I’ve had you all by my side, crying and laughing with me along the way.. Though I have to let go of Mozart for a moment, I hope it stays as a beautiful dream that fills our hearts to the brim.

(Junsu, 3:01pm KST) Mozart… I was so happy.. to have been able to be him.. I would like to sincerely thank you all once more for watching over Mozart, despondent of his life, and crying and laughing with me.

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110618 Kim Junsu’s musical ‘Mozart!’ premiered on the 17th‏

JYJ Kim Junsu appeared on the stage of musical ‘Mozart’.

Receiving new actor awards and popularity awards from last year’s prestigious award shows, “The Musical Awards” and “Korean Musical Award”, Kim Junsu who successfully debuted as a musical actor returned once again as music genius Mozart.

Nicknamed ‘Xiahzart’ and grabbing a place as musical actor, Kim Junsu received a nomination for the Best Actor award with seasoned actors such as Jung Sung Hwa and Jo Seung Woo etc, in the “5th The Musical Award” held on the 7th of June.

During the open rehearsal for Mozart, Kim Junsu had expressed, “To me, ‘Mozart’ is not just a simple musical work, it gave me a feel that I have once again descended to this world.”

Reappearing on Mozart’s stage, Kim Junsu said, “Have been thinking about wanting to reappear, presenting the looks of the best stage. I have been having many thoughts for the past 1 year about Mozart, about music and would want to present a different production of Mozart from last year’s.”

Additionally, Im Taekyung, Park Euntae, Kim Junsu, Chun Dong Shik will be performing in musical “Mozart” till the 3rd of July at Sungnam Arts Centre with Kim Junsu having 13 performances.

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110619 Daily Post Of JYJ Tweets

This post will be updated throughout the day with tweets by JYJ. A time will be added with each tweet as our translators will not always be able to provide instant translations This post includes tweets from 6am KST, June 19th to 5:59am KST, June 20th.

Wooo Xiahzart has begun his power trip~ :)
(Junsu, 10:13pm KST) I had two performances today.. Though I wasn’t in that great of a condition, I was able to gain strength from your support and end each performance safely and well! Thank you^^ Most of all, I really enjoyed the buffet that Xiah Yeonhap (T/N: Fansite for Junsu fans) provided for us in Busan, and I want to thank you so much for the snacks and tea that we received from you today~~

Source: [Junsu's Twitter]
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