All Fixed! – Shin Sung Rok, Lee Kyu Hyung, and Kang Pil Seok Lead the Rotating Leads for the December 2022 K-musical Production of Sweeney Todd

For the holiday season I would pick a less macabre black comedy musical to stage than Sweeney Todd but from the first promo stills it definitely looks gorgeously presented and attired. Seoul will be host to a new production of the popular dark musical with three sets of rotating male and female leads. Shin Sung Rok, Lee Kyu Hyung, and Kang Pil Seok take turns at being the barber himself while Jeon Mi Do, Kim Ji Hyun, and Lina will change off being Mrs. Lovett the piemaker. This is the kind of powerhouse cast I would but multiple showings for if I was in Seoul during the run just to see how the performance impact changes with different leads, I went to Hamilton last week it was a totally different experience almost than the cast I saw five years ago and the songs hit differently.

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jTBC Wed-Thurs Drama Thirty Nine Sees Massive Jump in Ratings to 7.414% in Episode 3, Viewers Attribute Success to the Strong Acting of Three Leading Ladies

After marinating for a week, the domestic viewers have spoken and it’s a resounding “More, please!” with regards to jTBC midweek drama Thirty Nine. The ratings for episode 3 rose over 2% to a whopping 7.414%, putting it right alongside … Continue reading

jTBC Trio of Besties Drama Thirty Nine Premieres this Wednesday to 4.406% Ratings

K-viewers got a midweek treat this Wednesday with the arrival of jTBC Wed-Thurs drama Thirty Nine, adapted from a hit C-drama and with the female character led cast navigating the trials and tribulations of being on the cusp of forty … Continue reading

jTBC Female Friendship and Growth Drama Thirty Nine with Son Ye Jin, Jeon Mi Do, and Kim Ji Hyun Gears Up for February 16th Premiere

Clearly female lead Son Ye Jin is all over the news right before her new drama Thirty Nine premieres on jTBC on February 16th but it doesn’t feel of promotion that she announced her marriage to Hyun Bin next month … Continue reading

jTBC Female Friendship Drama Thirty Nine Releases Identical Character Posters for Three Leading Ladies Son Ye Jin, Jeon Mi Do, and Kim Ji Hyun

Cable network jTBC has been besieged by bad publicity for the past month but there are still more dramas in the pipeline that I’m ready to welcome if not just to stop pounding the same complaints into the ground. In … Continue reading