I went to see a musical today, which reminded me that I haven’t gotten around to posting an update on the recently discharged from the military Joo Ji Hoon. Originally there was talk last September that he was doing a drama when he returned (the SBS sageuk Dapyungsu, which is currently in the hands of my Lee Jun Ki and he’s considering it when he gets out next month), but Joo Ji Hoon elected to return to his stage roots as his first post military project (he got his acting start in the musical Don Juan). It makes sense since he was active in stage productions while he was in the military, plus the stage is a much more intimate and impactful medium. He attended a press conference at the end of November to announce his taking the lead in the musical adaptation of Dr. Zhivago, which is scheduled to premiere on January 27th. Anyone in Seoul should check it out, especially if you are a Joo Ji Hoon fan. I must say he’s looking fantastic and I’m looking forward to watching his career get back on track.
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