Actor Jeon Dong-suk, who played Hedwig Robinson for the musical 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' in 2019 / Courtesy of Shownote

Music fans are set to be thrilled in 2024, with a slew of much-anticipated theatrical shows gearing up to meet audiences next year. Rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” will start its 14th run in March at the Charlotte Theater in southern Seoul. Based on the book by John Cameron Mitchell, “Hedwig” centers on the life of genderqueer rocker, Hedwig Robinson. The musical has been basking in immense popularity since its premiere in Korea in 2005, attracting an accumulated audience of 630,000 here as of 2021 — in its 13th run. To date, some of the most celebrated actors including Cho Seung-woo, Cho Jung-seok, Yoo Yeon-seok and Jeon Dong-suk have assumed the role of Hedwig. Starting March, the second season of the Broadway musical, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” — also known as “Great Comet” — is scheduled to be presented at the Universal Arts Center in eastern Seoul. It has taken about three years for the show to return, following its Korean premiere in 2021.

Inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 novel, “War and Peace,” the upcoming theatrical show zooms in on the love story of 19-year-old Natasha and Anatole, while depicting how Pierre, the illegitimate son of a Russian aristocratic family, struggles to find meaning in his life. It is a sung-through musical with no spoken dialogue. Another Broadway musical, “Dear Evan Hansen,” which follows a high school student suffering from social anxiety, will have its Korean premiere at the Chungmu Art Center in Seoul from March to June, before heading to the southern port city of Busan. After opening on Broadway in 2016, it has bagged several prizes, including Best Musical at the Tony Awards (2017).Also in the pipeline for 2024 are “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” and “Aladdin.” They will be staged at the Kwanglim Arts Center in southern Seoul and the Charlotte Theater, respectively. The former will run from March to June, and the latter will begin its first run in Korea in November. In the case of “Aladdin,” based on Disney’s 1992 animated movie of the same name, it plans to meet audiences in Busan after wrapping up its shows 온라인카지노 in Seoul.

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