Good news for those in Korea, and total envy for the rest of us not there and don’t have a plane ticket in hand for the near future. Musical theater is robust in Korea and one of the stage’s most charismatic and talented leading men is none other than Jo Seung Woo. His singing and acting is almost without par among his generation and most of the time in his film and television career it barely taps into it. Occasionally he sing onscreen but it is a pale facsimile of his robust soul-soaring performances belting his heart out on stage.
The upcoming 2015 calendar year marks the 10th anniversary of Korean tour of the stage musical Jekyll and Hyde, which starred Jo Seung Woo as the titular split personality doctor during the first fun in 2005. For the 10 year anniversary Jo Seung Woo will be returning for a 5 month long run starting this December through April of 2015. That also means no dramas for the near term so no more healing from the trauma of the God’s Gift: 14 Days ending yet. It’s funny that the stage Jekyll and Hyde is getting big splashy publicity at the same time that K-drama is gearing up for its own take on the classic with Hyun Bin.
Jo Seung Woo “This is the Moment” from Jekyll and Hyde 2005: