Archive for November, 2010

*News* Park JungMin, Confirmation Shot at Kim Hyung Joon Musical ‘Café in’ Gift is Humidifier

Posted in News with tags , , , , on November 30, 2010 by priincesz

SS501 Park JungMin went to support Kim HyungJun who is acting in a musical play.

On 28-Nov, Park JungMin went to BaekAm Art Hall at SamSung-dong and watched Kim HyungJun’s musical ‘Café in’. Park JungMin already pre-empt his visit through twitter on 27-Nov. After Park JungMin left a notice about his visit, he went to the theatre, Kim HyungJun and fans were surprised at this.

Park JungMin who is very senior-like since he debuted before Kim HyungJun in musical plays, and gave a humidifier to Kim HyungJun in order to protect his throat. Earlier on, Kim HyungJun went to find Park JungMin at his new album music video filming site to support him, displaying their warm friendship.

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*News* KPOP’s in musical

Posted in News with tags , , , on November 30, 2010 by priincesz

SHINee’s Onew (center) made an impressive debut with the Korean adaptation of “Rock of Ages.”

SHINee’s Onew and SS501’s Kim Hyung-joon have been the most recent additions to the list of boy band members switching gears to musicals, joining contemporaries like former TVXQ member Xiah and Tae-yeon of Girls Generation.

Onew’s fall debut with the Korean adaptation of “Rock of Ages” impressed both theater critics and audiences alike with some even saying the singer-turned-musical actor one-upped veteran Korean Wave star Ahn Jae-wook who switched off with the crooner in the lead role throughout its month-long engagement.

In stark contrast, Kim’s gig as a musical actor kicked off to a stuttering start last week with the original production “Caffeine” at the Baekam Art Hall in southern Seoul.

His debut was met with a lukewarm response, many saying the fledgling actor had looked awkward and even nervous during key scenes which required him to be confident.

This kind of “shoot first, ask questions later” approach doesn’t seem to faze most musical production houses though as the casting of a boy band or girl band member alone is enough to generate huge interest from the public.

Because the industry has been steadfastly in decline due to an oversaturated market, earning the quick buck has become what matters most.

One of the few successful cases has without a doubt been Xiah’s debut.

Xiah, a former member with hugely popular boy band TVXQ, made a debut with “Mozart” earlier in January which garnered the 23-year-old a slew of acting honors and critical acclaim.

Meanwhile, those who crashed and burned at the court of public opinion were largely criticized for their lack of commitment that was reflected in their stilted performances.
Choi Sung-hee, or Bada as most of her fans know her from her heyday with all-girl band S.E.S., is a veteran of the musical scene who has voiced her frank opinion on the veritable gold rush into the theater arts by her younger contemporaries.

Currently starring in the musical “Broadway 42nd Street,” the production’s theater troupe opened its doors to the press earlier in September where Choi took time off from the rigorous pre-show rehearsals at the KEPCO Hanjeon Art Center in Seoul to field questions about her musical ― but most of all about the rising trend of K-pop idols entering the scene.

The production, having wrapped its run in the capital city, is slated to move on to Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, starting Dec. 3.

“You have to be absolutely sure that this is what you want to do before you go any further,” she was quoted as saying.

“You need to have an actor’s mindset and a responsibility to the craft of acting. Acting in a musical requires you to give yourself and open yourself to your cast mates and if you’re not prepared to do that, the audience won’t be engaged in your performance and that type of dedication isn’t something the head of a production company can give you.”

Choi is considered one of the first K-pop singers to make way onto the musical stage, debuting in 2003 with “Peppermint.”

Since then, she has starred in such hit stage musicals as “200 Pounds Beauty,” cementing her status as one of the local performing and dramatic arts scene’s marquee names.

Echoing her sentiment is veteran actor Jo Jae-hyun (“Bad Guy,” “Address Unknown”) who says singers attempting to successfully cross over to acting must be fully committed.

“For anyone looking to break into theater arts, they have to realize the amount of preparation and time it takes to acclimate to performing on stage because stage acting is an entirely different beast to film or television,” he told The Korea Herald.

“Acting for the stage is one of the most difficult crafts ― even for traditional actors ― and for singers to jump into the fray like that is commendable but you really have to be fully committed because otherwise you’re going to learn the hard way that it isn’t something you just pick up on a whim or by suggestions from your management company.”

*Info* Park Jung Min Not Alone (+poster) [How to BUY]

Posted in Info with tags , , , on November 30, 2010 by priincesz

Other than getting from Kyobo bookstore which will help to increase sales on Hanteo chart [though without posters sending to overseas], you can buy from here for easier access for international fans. It will also add to Hanteo

http://www.dvdheaven.com/product/product_detail_search.php?idx=31582
(Album itself + POSTER)

http://www.dvdheaven.com/product/product_detail_search.php?idx=31572
(Album itself)

You may learn how to buy from KYOBO

*News/Photo* Kim Hyun Joong in Movie VIP

Posted in News, Photo with tags , , , , on November 30, 2010 by priincesz

VIP Premiere of movie [Petty Romance] starring Lee Sun-gyun, Choi Kang Hee etc took place at Lotte Cinema on 29th November evening.

This movie depicts the comical love story between a manhwa author (Lee Sun-gyun) and a sex columnist who only knows how to blow trumpets of herself.

-next bit omits about this movie-

[Petty Romance] opens in cinemas on December 2 onwards.

*Info* Kim Kyu Jong and Heo Young Saeng Desktop Calendar 2011

Posted in Info with tags , , , , on November 30, 2010 by priincesz

KyuJong & Youngsaeng Calendar ^^
International
Price: USD 19.99

 

KyuJong & Youngsaeng Calendar+Clear File ^^
International
Price: USD 24.99

*Video* Kim Hyung Jun@ Music High-Forever More (I’ll Be the One)

Posted in Video with tags , on November 29, 2010 by priincesz

 

*News* SS501 celebrates their 2,000th day anniversary

Posted in News with tags , on November 29, 2010 by priincesz

On November 28th, SS501 celebrated their 2,000th day anniversary by leaving messages for their fans via their personal Twitters.

Maknae Hyung Joon: “It’s already 2,000 days~ I pray that all five of us work hard and are filled with happy events. And to the peas, thank you^^ Hooray, hooray, hooray!”

Lead vocalist Young Saeng: “Is today already our 2,000th day?? Time sure flies fast~ You, me, all of us are getting older~ keke”

Kyujong: “Thank you!! Let’s congratulate each other!!!^^”

Jung Min: “It’s our 2,000th day! Hyung Joon was with me and he cried all by himself keke Thank you to everyone who has loved us for 2,000 days!!^^” Regarding Hyung Joon’s musical, “Caffeine“: “I’ll be anticipating it! Strength! ^^ Please give a lot of love to ‘Caffeine!‘”

After previous rumors regarding the group’s disbandment, fans have been expressing their joy over the members affirming that the group will indeed be staying together. Fans congratulated the group’s anniversary, leaving comments such as, “Thanks for mentioning all five,” “Not just 2,000 days, let’s stay together for 20 years,” and “Please show us a stage with all five of you.”