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Gwanghawmun Sonata Drama Musical

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    "Gwanghwamun Sonata" Musical to be Presented in Japan with Korean Singers


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    On the past the musical "Gwanghwamun Sonata" has been presented in Korea with the participation of stars like Beast's Yo Seob, Infinite's Sung Gyu and Woo Hyun as well as Seo In Guk, and now it will be taken to Japan.

    "Gwanghwamun Sonata" tells the story of a composer who sings on the streets and his friend that end up falling in love with the same girl.

    The cast includes several idols like TVXQ's Yunho, MBLAQ's G.O and Seung Ho, Supernova's Sung Je, ZE:A's Kevin and F.T. Island's Min Hwan. Some idols will play the same roles on different dates. The musical will start on November 10th until December 12th and the actors will perform in Korean with Japanese subtitles.

    MBLAQ members G.O and Seung Ho, who will play the same role, have expressed their enthusiasm to be part of a musical for the first time and have promised to do their best.


    Cast:

    - Young Sang Hoon:
    Jo Sung Mo (11/13 - 11/15)
    Yoon Hyung Youl
    TVXQ's Yunho(11/20 - 11/ 21)

    - Sang Hoon:
    Park Ho San
    Go Young Bin

    - Yeon Joo:
    Lisa
    Jang Eun-A

    - Hyeon Woo:
    MBLAQ's G.O (11/10 - 11/16)
    MBLAQ's Seung Ho (11/17 - 11/22)
    Supernova's Sung Je (11/25 - 12-2)

    - Jin Guk:
    Kim Tae Han

    - Jeong Sook:
    Kim Yeon Joo
    Yang Kkoch Nim

    - JiYong:
    Hur Gyu
    Kim Tae Hoon
    ZE:A's Kevin (11/27 - 12/2)
    F.T. Island's Choi Min Hwan (11/23 - 11/25)


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    Yunho’s new musical Gwanghwamun Sonata…

    Synopsis

    1st Act,

    To a legendary composer SangHoon a young man called JiYoung comes.

    JiYoung describes the synopsis of the concert and asks SangHoon the permission to run the concert <Poem for Poem> which is made out of SangHoon’s songs. But the content of the synopsis written by JiYoung is unusually familiar to SangHoon. As SangHoon listens to JiYoung’s story he reminisces his past.

    1980 Gwanghwamun, a place where young romance and anxious passion are both present, there’s a live cafe called Blue Agit (Blue Safehouse). Here hangs out a famous composer SangHoon and a protest student HyunWoo. To HyunWoo, SangHoon is a respectable music sunbae and a close hyung. In the midst of fun songs and talks about the current political situation, a beautiful voice rings the air.

    SangHoon and HyunWoo falls in love with the girl of that voice at the same time. SangHoon wants her to sing his songs and try very carefully to close up the distance between him and her. However, she falls for HyunWoo, who expresses love without a hitch.

    On the other hand, HyunWoo’s song -which was created with the help of SangHoon- becomes a very popular song among the protesters, and HyunWoo falls in danger. The girl, who doesn’t know about such situations, prepares for her debut album with SangHoon’s full support. In the end, HyunWoo is caught by the government, goes through torture and is freed, and the girl falls in love while taking care of HyunWoo.

    The debut day of the girl arrives. Despite her wishes for him to be with her HyunWoo leaves for the protesting site. She goes on stage hoping HyunWoo would come back safely, but HyunWoo does not return.

    2nd Act,

    Even after few years SangHoon is there with the girl. As a composer and a singer both are very successful and they start to fall in love slowly.

    On the other hand, HyunWoo who was caught in the protesting site and was forced into the army, comes back thinking only of the girl. However, SangHoon has taken his place already. HyunWoo leaves with just the sheets of music he’s made thinking of her left behind. JinKook and JungSook tells HyunWoo about HyunWoo’s child JiYoung, who the girl and SangHoon has raised togeter, and HyunWoo decides to get back everything he had to give up. SangHoon decides to leave for the girl, who is in inner feud and pity.

    JiYoung finishes the synopsis with SangHoon, and gives him a poem that his mom - the girl - had left SangHoon before she died. To SangHoon, who’s dying with cancer, the girl appears, looking just like when they first met.

    Synopsis based on the Korean synopsis of GwangHwaMun Sonata

    Translation by Fuzzybunny

    Yunho’s casted as young Sanghoon along with Jo SungMo and Yoon HyungRyeol

    This is a Korean musical done with Japanese subtitles.

    Tickets are 15800 yen all seats.

    He’s performing on Nov. 20th, Nov.21st.



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    [Pic/Trans] Gwanghawmun’s Facebook Account Update


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    Do you know this perhaps?

    Actor Jung Joon Ho-nim is a passionate fan of our <Gwanghawmun Square> !!

    Of course since he watched the older Seoul performance up to the Tokyo performance.

    This picture was taken as a commemoration photo for the last performance in Tokyo.

    Jung Joon Ho is on the left with the blue knit….^^

    This time he’s been appointed as PR ambassador for <Gwanghwamun Squre 2> so please work hard and give support.^^

    Source: here

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    Korean musicals are finding a home in Japan


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    K-pop idol Yunho of boyband TVXQ plays the main character in the musical "Gwanghwamun Sonata" on Nov. 21 at the Shin Shin Kabukiza Theater in Osaka, Japan. Provided by the production company


    OSAKA - When singer Yunho of boy band TVXQ appeared on the stage at the Osaka Shin-Kabukiza Theater in Japan on Nov. 21, the 1,500-seat auditorium was filled with the shrieks of female fans who occupied near 95 percent of the seats.

    But this was no ordinary K-pop concert, it was "Gwanghwamun Sonata", one of the K-musicals that have found success in Japan in recent years.

    As Yunho was scheduled to take the lead role in the musical for only two days, tickets were sold out in advance. Pamphlets, posters and souvenirs with the idol star's face being sold in the lobby of the auditorium were being snatched up one after the other.

    These fans had such a big heart for their idol star, responding to Yunho's mistake during a dance routine on the stage with laughter and cheers. When the curtain came down, the audience shouted "Encore! Encore!" for at least five minutes.

    Yunho is not the only Korean idol to perform in "Gwanghwamun Sonata" in Japan. Boy group MBLAQ's G.Oand Seung-ho; Sung-jae of Supernova; Choi Min-hwan of F.T. Island; and Kevin of ZE:A also are taking parts in the musical, while Sung-gyu and Woo-hyun of Infinite are scheduled to join in January.

    "Since this is an original Korean musical, it's not as popular as those from American Broadway or the West End musicals in the United Kingdom", said producer Lim Young-geun.

    "By casting a K-pop star to be part of the musical, it establishes a more lively interest and positive reviews follow".

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    Compared to performances in Seoul, "Gwanghwamun Sonata" has become more polished in terms of its stage production and overall management. A director of Yomiuri TV, surnamed Makino, said, "It is impossible for Japanese musicals to be better than Korean musicals".

    After the performance in Osaka, the Korean musical will move to Tokyo in January at the 140-year-old Meiji-za Theater. The director of the theater also welcomed the Korean musical, saying, "It is definitely better than Japanese musicals. I'm just really happy to introduce such a great show to the Japanese audience".

    The production system for "Gwanghwamun Sonata" has been upgraded as well. Apart from the contracted profit share, the Korean production team takes an additional 13 percent of the revenue in Japan as a royalty.

    For Korea, which used to rely heavily on imported musicals from abroad, it is a significant development. Now, the country is busy exporting its own musicals.

    Recently, the Korean musical "Jack the Ripper" that was performed at the Aoyama Theater in Tokyo, secured a staggering market share of 81.5 percent.

    The Korean and Japanese production teams agreed evenly divide the total revenue and the Korean brought home a net profit of 1.1 billion won ($1.4 million) last year.

    Critics point out that the musical's "vintage-style" story plot, which was adapted for Japanese audiences, contributed to the musical's success in Japan, but most of all they point to the Hallyu star casting as the reason behind for its success. An encore of the musical is scheduled to take place in January.

    "As well as the main actors, the cast ensemble itself is perfect", said Kanta Asada, manager of the Japanese agency Quaris that imported "Jack the Ripper".

    "The popularity of Korean musicals in Japan will go on for a while".

    There are already 16 Korean musicals scheduled to be staged in Japanese theaters next year.

    By Choi Min-woo [estyle@joongang.co.kr]

    Source : koreajoongangdaily.jo...
     
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    Most importantly, Uknow Yunho from TVXQ! is trying out on his second musical since ‘Goong’. Uknow Yunho, who showed off his ticket power by getting national and international fan through his lead role as crown prince Lee Sin in 2009 for the musical ‘Goong’ which is based on comic book of the same title, will play the lead role Sang Hoon this time. It’s a character performed by YB and Jo SungMo.

    Gwanghwamun Serenade PR Team Yoo Joo Young said that “we decided on casting idols with the k-pop wave in Japan in mind, in order to spread the good product around as fast as possible.” and that “although success is important, our casting was focused on idol actors whose stage qualities were proven through singer activities”.

    Original Source : http://www.citydaily.co.kr/view_article.php?news_id=131374

    Translation by Fuzzybunny.

    Note that the full article was not translated. Above is just excerpts where Yunho seemed to be concerned about.

    The only pic they used in the article was Yunho and he’s the only one who got any detailed explanation of some sort in it… can I assume that the pr focus is on Yunho? lol
     
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    [News] 121024 Musical ‘Gwanghwamun Sonata’ is going to Japan…Hallyu idols are appearing


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    Musical ‘Gwanghwamun Sonata’ is going to have a tour performance.

    According to the publisher ‘Gwanghwamun Sonata’, the musical is going to be performed at Shin-kabuki Theater in Osaka from November 10 to December 2 and Meiji Theater in Tokyo from January 1 to 27 in 2013.

    An official of Gwanghwamun Sonata said, “The musical was made by 100% Korean, including the work, actors and staffs, and is getting loyalty from Japan. It’s meaningful that Korean work with Korean music without any foreign culture is exported to overseas country.”

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    Korean publisher, Yomimuri Broadcasting and local theaters in Japan directed expansion of ‘Gwanghwamun Sonata’ to Japan. Whether the musical gets successful or not, the system is going to provide intellectual property rights to Korean creators, loyalty from profit. The rights of the music in the musical are in charge of JASRAC.


    Gwanghwamun Sonata said, “We sold 70% of the whole seats just in a day after ticket selling.” At this tour, there will be many Hallyu idols such as Yun-Ho of ‘TVXQ’, ‘Super Nova’, Choi Min-Hwan of ‘FT Island’ and Kevin of ‘ZE:A’. Also, there will be many actors including existing actors, Cho Seong-Mo, Park Ho-San, Lisa, Kim Tae-Han, and the new actors such as Ko Yeong-Bin, Lee Chang-Hee, Jang Eun-Ah and Kim Tae-Hun.

    Also, for celebrating 20th years of Korea-China diplomatic relations, ‘Gwanghwamun Sonata’ is going to be held as a showcase in Beijing in December with an invitation from Chinese Government. The musical will be performed in local in the next year, and is planning for a tour for Koreans in local.

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    関西/朝日新聞に光化門恋歌広告( ∵ ) ユノの回だけ完売御礼ってなってる。

    Musical in osaka, only YH's round is sold out!!!


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    Gwanghwamun Sonata Rice donations by Yunho fansites.

    It congratulates Uknow Yunho’s appearance in ‘Gwanghwamun Sonata’ and donates the rice to Japanese Earthquake affected areas.

    In total, 650kg of rice was donated by Japanese and Korean Yunho fansites.

    Based on the messages in the first pic, there’s extra 20kg of rice by a Japanese duo fancafe as well.

    Translation of the messages are as follows:

    JAPAN FAN CAFE ☆Y&C☆SUPER STAR: ♥We are T Supporting all along♥

    Jung Yunho Hot Movement Personal Yoonho: TODAY.IT’S.ACTOR.JUNG! Thrive Jung Yunho!

    KACHIKAJA Be with Yunho: Person of love and touching♡ Jung Yunho fighting!

    Haroo with Yunho: Always with you, always love you.

    -this is sort of quoting the late Lee Younghoon, who composed songs for Gwanghwamun Sonata.

    YUNHO ONE: Supporting shining Yunho’s activities♡

    -…I’m guessing it says “光輝くユンホの活躍を応援しています♡”?


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    Yunho (TVXQ) - Gwanghwamun Love Song




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    [121126] Interview with Yunho: Tohoshinki Yunho enthusiastically acted in “Musical Gwanghwamun Sonata”

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    Translation: @lisaliolisalio


    The highly popular K-POP star Yunho of Tohoshinki made an appearance for Korean blockbuster “Musical Gwanghwamun Sonata” on November 20 and 21. The musical kicked off on November 10 and is now running at Osaka Shin-Kabuki Theatre.


    The hall was packed to capacity to see him on these 2 days. Once Yunho appeared on the stage, the entire hall was filled with excitement, and the audience was intoxicated with the songs and dance performance of Yunho, who enthusiastically performed his role, creating a completely different atmosphere from when he is on a concert stage. In the middle of the musical, when Sang-hoon, the composer Yunho played, said good-bye to the woman he loves, the sound of sobbing was heard from here and there. The audience seemed to be entranced with the heart-breaking love story.
    At the encore, the whole audience stood up all together. When Yunho called out to them in Japanese “Everyone, sing together!”, the whole audience sang “Kono Sekai wo ikite mireba (When you live in this world)” and “Akai Yuyake (Red Sunset)” along with the actors, giving enthusiastic applause.

    After finishing his appearance for “Musical Gwanghwamun Sonata”, Yunho answered the following questions in an interview.

    Q: Why did you choose “Gwanghwamun Sonata” from a lot of musicals?
    YH: This story is lyrical and moving. Most of all, I was fascinated with the music of the late Lee Younghoon, which takes me on a journey of dim memories.

    Q: What was difficult when you practiced playing the role of young Sang-hoon?
    YH: He expresses his inner struggle through music. I wondered how I could express such artistic sensibility.

    Q: What did you get through this musical?
    YH: I learned more mature and meaningful “LOVE” through the way Sang-hoon loves the woman by acting as and merging with him.

    Q: If you were Sang-hoon, could you let your crush go to another guy, or would you get her to stay with you?
    YH: If I have confidence that it is true love, I will (do everything to) make her happy by my side.

    Q: Which scene or song do you like the most in the musical?
    YH: I love all the scenes and all the songs. The entire “Gwanghwamun Sonata” is like a single being, so I don’t consider each scene or song separately.

    Q: How do you think of the reaction of Osaka audience who saw the musical?
    YH: We acted in a language which is not the native language of the audience. I’m really grateful towards them that they concentrated on our performance and cheered for us in spite of the language barrier.

    Q: What were the things that you wanted to convey to the audience through this musical?
    YH: My acting is still somewhat lacking, but I wanted to express the true love of Sang-hoon in a different way (from others).

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    Source: http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20121122-00000009-wow-ent
     
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    [Fanacc] 121120 Gwanghwamun Sonata


    By @la_dolce_vita_8

    ■ Stage of 光化門恋歌 in Osaka. Yunho’s has been great! A voice that echoes thru ur heart… Now at intermission. [photo] (@la_dolce_vita_8)

    ■ Musical ended. Yunho seemed overwhelmed during the curtain call. He even made heart-shape/w his hands 2 everyone! He was just splendid… (@la_dolce_vita_8)

    ■ During curtain call, everyone stood up for not only Yunho but everyone. He was trying to make the audiences sing and he was so cheerful~^^ (@la_dolce_vita_8)

    ■ Yunho singing was great. Tho he had an extremely tight schedule, he rocked the stage! (@la_dolce_vita_8)

    ■ My memorable moment was when Yunho was at the centre of the stage, singing with a guitar :) (@la_dolce_vita_8)

    ■ Sneak-peak. The part when Yunho was sad becuz the heroine left, the dance was full of passion and sadness. It was very expressive… Now is break time!! (@la_dolce_vita_8)


    By @lovehug48

    ■ Today yunho condition is great …. He play guitar and piano in the musical, sooooooooo handsome >< (@lovehug48)

    ■ Today when yunho dancing he miss a few step but still cute ^p^ (@lovehug48)

    ■ At the end of the musical it’s really like a fan meeting >< yunho thanks so much. Take a short break and 2 round will start soon Fighting ! (@lovehug48)


    By @chubee0602

    ■ YH @ Today’s Curtain call(@chubee0602)

    ■ Finished!! had a great time until last minute! Curtain call was like a miniconcert (even a few minute) ><~~~ (@chubee0602)
     
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