Cho Seung-woo and Sister Join Musical

Nov 1, 2006

Musical and film actor Cho Seung-woo and his sister, Cho Seo-yeon, will star in the musical "Rent."

The two will play lead roles in the musical, which will premiere in January. Cho Seung-woo will play a songwriter, and his sister a performer.

Cho Seung-woo, who has displayed impressive acting skills in his latest movie, "War of Flower," will make a comeback as a musical actor along with Shin Dong-yup.

Cho Seo-yeon debuted in 1998 in the musical "Hard Rock Cafe," and has appeared in a number of famous musicals so far, including "Line One" and "Singing in the Rain."

Na Sung-ho, a member of the R&B band "Noeul," will make his debut in "Rent" in the role of a roommate and story narrator.

The role of night-club dancer "Mimi" will be played by Ko Myung-seok, the role of "Joanne" by Chun Mun-ji, the role of "Colin" by Choi Min-shik, and the role of "Angel" by Kim Ho-young.

"Rent," which debuted in Korea in 2000, is based on Puccini’s opera "La Boheme" and was dramatized by scriptwriter Jonathan Larson, who died at the young age of 36.

"Rent" is a story about the dreams, love and friendship of poor artists living in New York’s East Village.

Source: KBS Global