JYJ’s Kim Junsu Confirmed as Lead Actor for Musical ‘Dracula’
JYJ’s Kim Junsu has decided on his next musical project.
OD Musical Company, the production company behind Dracula, announced on May 7, “Singer and musical actor Kim Junsu has chosen Dracula to be his fifth musical in his life. He will be taking on the role of protagonist ‘Dracula’ along with Ryu Jung Han, who has been double cast for the role.”
OD Musical Company also added, “Kim Junsu is the actor that can act out a romantic ‘Dracula’ who has an innocent love towards a woman, unlike the original dark and scary image. We decided that he is the actor most fit for the role after having many meetings and watching his performances in other shows.”
According to an affiliate, Kim Junsu gladly accepted the offer to perform in his first Broadway musical after looking through Dracula’s scripts and music.
Producer Shin Choon Soo said, “With Kim Junsu’s casting, we’ll be able to show a charming and romantic Dracula that we intended to create for the show. After watching his other performances, we wanted to bring out the more rough and manly side of Kim Junsu in the musical. We are certain that Kim Junsu will be able to show off another side of his charms through the show. Dracula will become one of Kim Junsu’s representative musical projects in the future.”
Musical Dracula was premiered on Broadway in 2004 and since been performed in Sweden, England, Canada, Japan and more and it is based on the original novel by Bram Stoker. It will be played between July 17 through September 5 at Seoul Arts Center.
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