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Kpop by Ars Nova (review)

Kpop by Ars Nova (review) reviews Performance Reviews KPOP. Commissioned by Ars Nova and developed in partnership with Woodshed Collective and Ma-Yi Theatre Company. Conceived by Woodshed Collective and Jason Kim. Book by Jason Kim. Music and Lyrics by Helen Park and Max Vernon. Immersive Design by Woodshed Collective. Choreographed by Jennifer Weber. Directed by Teddy Bergman. A.R.T./New York Theatres, New York. 6 October The audience gather in a swanky studio with a roped off VIP section. There is music blaring, a bar that sells drinks and “cup of candy,” and videos of JTM’s young Korean pop stars playing on two large screens. Jerry (James Seol), a Korean-American hired to help the fictional Korean recording label, JTM, translate its success at home to the United States,greetsusasafocusgroup broughtintohelpanswer some pressing questions: Why has KPOP been a popular export all around the world, but not in the United States? How can he help JTM’s artists appeal to US audiences? We meet the label’sstars,who each performs their KPOP hit numbers in turn on one of the surrounding stages: solo star MwE (Ashley Park), a girl group called Special K (Julia Abueva, Katie Lee Hill, Deborah Kim, Sun Hye Park, Cathy Ang, and Susannah Kim), and a boy http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Kpop by Ars Nova (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 35 (2) – Sep 14, 2018

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Abstract

reviews Performance Reviews KPOP. Commissioned by Ars Nova and developed in partnership with Woodshed Collective and Ma-Yi Theatre Company. Conceived by Woodshed Collective and Jason Kim. Book by Jason Kim. Music and Lyrics by Helen Park and Max Vernon. Immersive Design by Woodshed Collective. Choreographed by Jennifer Weber. Directed by Teddy Bergman. A.R.T./New York Theatres, New York. 6 October The audience gather in a swanky studio with a roped off VIP section. There is music blaring, a bar that sells drinks and “cup of candy,” and videos of JTM’s young Korean pop stars playing on two large screens. Jerry (James Seol), a Korean-American hired to help the fictional Korean recording label, JTM, translate its success at home to the United States,greetsusasafocusgroup broughtintohelpanswer some pressing questions: Why has KPOP been a popular export all around the world, but not in the United States? How can he help JTM’s artists appeal to US audiences? We meet the label’sstars,who each performs their KPOP hit numbers in turn on one of the surrounding stages: solo star MwE (Ashley Park), a girl group called Special K (Julia Abueva, Katie Lee Hill, Deborah Kim, Sun Hye Park, Cathy Ang, and Susannah Kim), and a boy

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 14, 2018

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