Words by Léna Fontaine
The musical is set to open on Broadway next season. In order to find the perfect cast, even when a global pandemic is striking the globe, producers have launched an online casting call, even if the premiere details are yet to be announced.
Those interested in auditioning can visit kpopbroadway.com/casting and submit a video of themselves singing, a dance clip that shows their dancing abilities and a description of their experience in dancing, singing and dancing. The show producers are also looking for performers of Asian descent in their 20s.
According to the director, Teddy Bergman, the show requires a high level of triple-threat talent:
“We won’t let the limitations of social distancing get in the way of assembling the cast of our dreams,” says director Teddy Bergman. “This is not only the only feasible way for us to hold auditions, it’s also the most democratic and geographically expansive way. I can’t wait to discover our stars!”
Following its acclaimed off-broadway run, KPOP: The Broadway Musical is expected to open on Broadway next season. The musical tells the story of 3 main characters who are all signed under the fiction label RBY Entertainment. The 3 artists are being filmed for a documentary about their company. The show highlights the struggles it takes to make it in the Korean music industry.
KPOP: The Broadway Musical is directed by Bergman and choreographed by Jennifer Weber. The show, which takes audiences behind the scenes of the K-pop industry, is conceived by Woodshed Collective and Jason Kim and features a book by Kim, music, lyrics and music production by Helen Park, and music and lyrics by Max Vernon.