101210 JYJ’s Junsu Takes On The US Next Year
JYJ’s Xiah Junsu will be taking on both the Billboard Charts and Broadway next year.
Not only will he be releasing his worldwide album in the US next month, but he will also be visiting the overseas concert scene as a musical actor as he has been cast as the lead role for ‘Tears of Heaven’, the biggest musical created in Korea.
Seol Company, the production company of ‘Phantom of the Opera’, invested 10 billion Won in this new musical which will be performed at the National Theater for a month from January 27th. The company is planning to hold overseas performances in places such as Japan and Europe after the Korean performances are over.
As the ambitious that Seol Company’s CEO Seol Do Yoon prepared to take to Broadway, it is planning on hitting the Broadway scene in 2012. World renowned composer Frank Wildhorn, who has worked on ‘Jekyl and Hyde’ and ‘Dracula’ will be in charge of the music, and Broadway’s shining star Brad Little will be working alongside Xiah Junsu.
The story is set during the Vietnam War and draws its plot from the tangled love between a Vietnamese woman, a Korean soldier and an American officer. Xiah Junsu will play the role of Joon Hyung, who falls in love with Lyn, a Saigon club singer, and later returns as a famous writer to search for Tiana, the daughter he conceived with Lyn.
The decision to cast Xiah Junsu as the lead role is garnering much attention as the ‘rising star’ with the greatest ticket power in the industry will now meet with a large-scale musical that vows to globalize Korean musicals.
It has been found that Xiah Junsu received the highest paycheck (30 million Won per show) for his musical, beating Jo Seung Woo from ‘Jekyl and Hyde’ (18 million Won per show). However, this high payment was justified as he caused 15 shows of ‘Mozart!’ to be sold out in three hours in January, as well as the 4 ‘Musical Concert-Levy With Friends’ performances in October.
Source: [metro news+DNBN]
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OMG, I’m so excited! Congratulations, Junsu! You’re the new King of Musicals! Hahaha. :D