Singer Luna is interviewed during a press conference announcing that she will make her Broadway debut in ‘KPOP’ the Musical at Korean Cultural Center on March 30, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
- The musical will tell the story of various K-pop superstars preparing for a special one-night-only concert.
- Show creator Helen Park said she is working hard to honour the artists and fans of the global phenomenon.
- Park described the setting as cut-throat, relentless in its pursuit of perfection, and full of passion.
South Korea’s distinctive music genre K-pop has been turned into a musical titled KPOP, which will open on Broadway in New York later this year.
Luna, a former member of K-pop group f(x), will make her Broadway debut in the show, telling the story of various K-pop superstars preparing for a special one-night-only concert.
But during the preparation, one of the stars, played by Luna, goes through an inner struggle that threatens to disrupt the entire industry.
Show creator Helen Park said she is working hard to honour both the artists and fans of the global K-pop phenomenon.
“I think my biggest fear has always been making a bad genre parody,” said Park. “(But) I think we’ll get to a place where we’re proud of it.”
Park described the setting as cut-throat, relentless in its pursuit of perfection, and full of passion, but ultimately a source of joy for audiences, with moving and surprising multimedia elements.
“For those of you who already know and love K-pop music, this show will remind you why you fell in love with it in the first place. For those of you yet to discover K-pop, get ready. We’re going to blow you away,” said Luna, speaking at a press conference on Wednesday.
KPOP is scheduled to begin previews on 13 October and officially open on 20 November at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City.