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S. Korean Performing Arts Scene Sees Revenue Jump Nearly 80 pct in 2021

S. Korean Performing Arts Scene Sees Revenue Jump Nearly 80 pct in 2021

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The local performing arts scene saw its revenue soar nearly 80 percent in 2021 from a year earlier, thanks to eased social distancing rules and a rising vaccination rate, data showed Monday. The combined revenue of 12,000 theatrical plays, musicals, classical concerts and other performances reached 307.1 billion won [...]

Performing Arts, Film Industries On Edge as Toughest Social Distancing Takes Effect

Performing Arts, Film Industries On Edge as Toughest Social Distancing Takes Effect

SEOUL, July 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s performing arts and film scenes, which have been anticipating the return of fans, are on edge as the toughest social distancing in the greater Seoul area against coronavirus infections may affect the recent mood of recovery. The country has reported more than 1,000 daily coronavirus infections for [...]

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 [...]

S. Korean Performing Arts Scene Enjoys ‘Revenge Spending’ as Post-pandemic Looms

S. Korean Performing Arts Scene Enjoys ‘Revenge Spending’ as Post-pandemic Looms

SEOUL, June 18 (Korea Bizwire) — More than a year after the novel coronavirus upended lives across the world, an increasing number of South Koreans are filling movie theaters, auditoriums and concert halls to shell out for experiences they have missed. In the midst of “revenge spending,” referring to a recent shopping spree in the [...]

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 [...]

‘Phantom of the Opera’ Case Member Tests Positive for Coronavirus

‘Phantom of the Opera’ Case Member Tests Positive for Coronavirus

SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Already hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, the performing arts sector is facing a serious setback after a cast member in the musical “The Phantom of the Opera” tested positive for coronavirus. The Korean Performing Arts Box Office Information System reported March sales of 9.1 billion won (US$7.4 million) [...]