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Stage Musicals Embrace Korean Traditional Music to Meet Diversified Demand

Stage Musicals Embrace Korean Traditional Music to Meet Diversified Demand

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s stage musicals have joined hands with gukak, or Korean traditional music, to meet the rising demand of Korean people for diversified cross-genre shows. Musical “Pan” has been gaining more-than-expected popularity since it premiered in July at Jeongdong Theater, a state-run venue that stages traditional performing arts. Set [...]

S. Korean Performing Arts Scene Posts 19 pct Rise in H1 Revenue

S. Korean Performing Arts Scene Posts 19 pct Rise in H1 Revenue

SEOUL, July 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean performing arts scene posted a 19 percent on-year rise in its revenue for the first half, showing clear signs of a recovery from the yearlong pandemic, data showed Friday. The combined revenue of theatrical plays, musicals, classical concerts and other performances reached 116.9 billion won (US$103.1 [...]

Performing Arts Scene Recovering on Eased Social Distancing

Performing Arts Scene Recovering on Eased Social Distancing

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The virus-hit South Korean performing arts sector is heading for a recovery this spring after plummeting last year, thanks to recently eased social distancing rules, data showed Tuesday. The combined revenue of 2,700 theatrical plays, musicals, classical concerts and other performances reached 70.5 billion won (US$63.6 million) over the [...]

S. Korea’s Musical Scene Resumes Onstage Shows, Welcomes Fans as COVID-19 Seating Rules Eased

S. Korea’s Musical Scene Resumes Onstage Shows, Welcomes Fans as COVID-19 Seating Rules Eased

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean musical scene is elated with the resumption of onstage shows, which had been suspended for nearly two months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, and the return of fans. Earlier, the South Korean health authorities slightly relaxed preventive guidelines at concert halls and theaters for performing [...]

Performing Arts Scene Set to Resume Onstage Shows on Eased Two-seat-apart Rule

Performing Arts Scene Set to Resume Onstage Shows on Eased Two-seat-apart Rule

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean musical scene is rolling up its sleeves to resume onstage shows that have been suspended for nearly two months, as the health authorities eased the two-seat-apart rule starting Monday. Earlier this week, the authorities decided to extend the second-highest social distancing measures in the country’s five-tier [...]

Musical ‘Mozart!’ Starts Online Streaming Service amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Musical ‘Mozart!’ Starts Online Streaming Service amid Coronavirus Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean performing arts scene has been seeking new ways to make a profit as on-stage shows with a capacity audience have been limited due to the prolonged coronavirus pandemic. Tickets for the online version of the popular musical “Mozart!,” a Korean adaptation of the German-language production of [...]

Star-studded Blockbuster Musicals Aim to Lure Audiences in June

Star-studded Blockbuster Musicals Aim to Lure Audiences in June

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Several major musical productions starring high-profile stars are set to open next month, as the industry tries to grapple with a recent plummet in attendees due to the new coronavirus pandemic, according to organizers Friday. The musical “Mozart!” a Korean adaptation of the German-language production of the same name, [...]