As if there was simply too many years since anyone did a version of Hana Yori Dango (Boys Before Flowers), there’s now a musical adaptation hitting the Seoul stage this month. Running from February 24th through May 7th, the musical Boys Before Flowers takes from the Japanese version of the musical and changes the lyrics to Korean. It will be directed by Suzuki Yumi with songs penned by by Honma Akimitsu. The first poster is out and definitely brings back nostalgia vibes from the manic live-watching heyday of the K-drama version of the drama.
Veteran musical PD Lee Sung Joon oversees the entire production which will hopefully give fans of either the original story of the idol-filled cast a reason to buy a ticket. Playing the male lead of Tsukasa Doumyouji (Gu Jun Pyo) is a rotation of Changsub of BTOB, Ken of VIXX, and musical actor Kim Ji Hui, while SM’s solo singer J-Min and group member Min from Miss A share the role of female lead Tsukushi Makino (Geum Jan Di). Super Junior’s Sungmin along with musical actors Jung Hwi and Kim Tae Oh rotate through as second male lead Rui Hanazawa (Ji Hoo sunbae).