[ARTICLE] Thomas Drozda, president of the show’s production company United Stages Vienna, expressed his satisfaction with Junsu’s casting in “Elizabeth”
Taken from the article titled “Hallyu and K-pop: the boundary blurs” of the KoreaHerald. Full article can be read HERE!
Last year, the Korean adaptation of Austrian musical “Mozart” cast hallyu star group JYJ member Junsu as the leading role. Thomas Drozda, president of the show’s production company United Stages Vienna, visited Korea upon the opening of the show in May last year, and expressed his satisfaction with Junsu’s casting.
“In Austria, idol stars never appear on musical stage,” he had told local reporters. “Junsu has fans all across Asia and his participation in the show attracted more people into the performing arts scene.”
The K-pop singer, who also appeared in last year’s blockbuster musical “Tears of Heaven” and won numerous rookie musical actor awards, is starring in another upcoming Austrian show “Elisabeth,” which is slated to open in February. EMK Company, the show’s local distributor and production house, said they are expecting a large response from Junsu’s overseas fans.
“We’ve already been getting a lot of calls and inquires about group ticket purchases from Junsu’s overseas fans, especially from Japan,” said Lee Bo-eun of EMK Musical Company. “We’ve been certainly expecting such a response from Junsu’s fans, as we’ve already seen what happened with his previous work ‘Mozart.’”
By Claire Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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