Singer Shin Jung-hyun’s songs to be made into musical

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Singer Shin Jung-hyun’s songs to be made into musical

Interpark has announced that a musical based on the music of Shin Jung-hyun is currently in the works.

The musical, called “The Legend of Korean Rock,” will open in the second half of the year, an Interpark representative said.

The musical is to include songs such as “Beauty,” “One Cup of Coffee” and “Beautiful Mountain,” with the final song list set for release next month.

“We plan to showcase the songs in a creative and entertaining plot,” a representative from the production company said.

The company added that a contract was signed with Shin early last year and that Lee Hee-jun, who wrote the book for the musicals “La Revolution” and “My Heart’s Organ,” will write the script. The musical will be directed by Han Ji-sub, who also directed the Korean version of the smash hit “Mamma Mia!” and the TV drama “Dae Jang Geum.”

Shin is a veteran rock singer who made his debut in the 1950s and is referred to as the “godfather of rock music” in Korea. He joined the ranks of only a dozen other guitarists, including Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton, when he received a specially crafted guitar from Fender as a tribute to his dedication to rock music, the first time an Asian musician had received a tribute guitar from the American company.


By Carla Sunwoo [carlasunwoo@joongang.co.kr]


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