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‘KPOP’ On Broadway To Close December 11th

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It’s over K-Pop fans. The new Broadway musical KPOP announced that the show will play its final performance on December 11th. This is after the show began with previews on October 13 and had an official opening on November 27.

KPOP follows sensation Luna as a fictional K-pop superstar 

The singer made her Broadway debut in this musical that chronicles the lives of K-pop stars as they get ready for a one night only concert. Each one faces personal struggles and other external factors that could affect their career. The show went on to perform 44 previews and 17 official performances.

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The cast includes Kate Mina Lin, BoHyungJulia Abueva, Amy Keum, John YiKevin WooEddy LeeJoshua LeeAbraham LimJames KhoJiho Kang, and Zachary Noah Piser.

Teddy Bergman directed the musical, with Tim Forbes and Joey Parnes as producers, and with a book by Jason Kim.

The musical made headlines on social media

While the show was in previews, many matinee performances were cancelled due to COVID cases within the cast and crew. Public discord erupted after New York Times theatre critic Jesse James wrote a review on the Broadway show.

The show dedicates its final performance to the AAPI community

The producers of the show are offering around 200 complimentary tickets for the Asian American and Pacific Islands community for their December 11th show. After the performance, the show will host a panel discussion with theatre creatives in the AAPI community. This includes David Henry Hwang (first Asian American playwright to win a Tony Award) and KPOP composer Helen Park.

For fans of the show, KPOP will have a cast album, coming out in February 2023.

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