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2AM Jo Kwon to Act as a Gay Drag Queen in New Musical

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2014.04.16 17:23 Newsen Lee Na Lea Translation Credit : Grace Danbi Hong

Taking on a new character challenge, 2AM Jo Kwon has been cast in the new music Priscilla, the Queen of the Desert.

On April 16, Newsen spoke with a JYP Entertainment rep, who said, “Jo Kwon has been cast as the main lead in the musical Priscilla."

2AM Jo Kwon to Act as a Gay Drag Queen in New Musical

Priscilla is a hit musical about a transgender and two gay men who travel to perform at a drag show. The 28 musical numbers in the production include hit pop songs by Madonna, Cindy Lauper, and other artists who are loved around the world.

Jo Kwon will be playing the role of Adam, a gay drag queen who sings and dances on stage.

“It’s a gay role. He could feel a bit burden by it, but because the role is quite unique and the production itself has a lot of good feedback, he decided to appear in it,” said the rep.

Jo Kwon previously appeared in Jesus Christ Super Star, his debut musical. With his amazing singing skills and performance, he was nominated for the rookie award at The 7th Musical Awards, showing much potential in his musical career.

With Priscilla already acknowledged for its cinematic quality and popularity, Jo Kwon is gathering much attention to what he will bring to the musical.

Meanwhile Priscilla will begin on July 3 at the LG art Center.

Photo Credit: Newsen.

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