Super Junior’s Kyuhyun to play the Phantom in 'Musical Phantom'
Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, who is also active on the musical scene, has been cast as the Phantom in the upcoming Korean production of the “Musical Phantom,” EMK Musical announced Wednesday.
Kyuhyun will be alternating the role with three other actors, Park Eun-tae, Kai and Jeon Dong-seok. It’s Kyuhyun’s first attempt to play the Phantom, unlike the other three actors who have taken on the role in previous productions.
Based on Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel “The Phantom of the Opera,” the musical version premiered in 1991, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Arthur Kopit. Both the international version and the Korean production of the musical have been much loved by Korea’s Phantom fans. The Korean production premiered in 2018.
Kyuhyun’s musical debut was in 2010 as d'Artagnan in “The Three Musketeers.” Since then, he has performed in numerous shows including “Catch Me If You Can,” “Moon Embracing the Sun,” "Singin’ in the Rain,” "The Days,” “Robin Hood,” “The Man who Laughs,” “Werther” and “Mozart!”
The upcoming Korean production of “Musical Phantom” is making a return for the first time in three years since its premiere. It will kick off on March 17 at the Charlotte Theater in southern Seoul.
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