JYJ’s Kim Junsu Returns to the Musical Stage in “Dracula”
It looks like the dark charisma of JYJ‘s Kim Junsu that we have seen in last year’s “Elisabeth” will be back as the singer and musical actor will return to the stage this July as he plays the lead in the local production of “Dracula.”
According to DongA.com‘s interview with a representative from the production, Kim Junsu has decided on appearing in the musical and specific details regarding the production are still being discussed.
Kim Junsu’s agency, C-JeS Entertainment, has carefully confirmed the statement saying, “He received the offer to appear in the musical ‘Dracula’ and we are currently examining the material positively.”
Kim Junsu will play the role of “Count Dracula” who has loved only one woman for a thousand years. His character bears the pain and sadness of unrequited love. The two are fated to be star-crossed lovers, with Count Dracula destined to live forever, he protects his loved one from dying and is endlessly conflicted with his thirst for blood.
The musical, which will be produced by Shin Choon Soo and directed by David Swan, is based on the gothic novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. The musical “Dracula” made its world premiere in 2001 at the La Jolla Playhouse and made its way to Broadway by 2004.
It has since made the rounds of various theaters in Sweden, Austria, England, Canada, and Japan.
The local production of “Dracula” will open this July at the Seoul Arts Center’s Opera Theater.