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Beetlejuice Opening in Seoul, South Korea in June 2021

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https://twitter.com/DavidKorins/status/1318247092037570561?s=20

Uh? Is this happening or what? Literally no other outlets reporting on this but given it's coming straight from Korins I assume the ball is already rolling?

Also assume this means a return to Broadway is out of the question.

Edit: OH! Forgive me, here is the BWW News article for anyone interested. Didn't see it at first. https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BEETLEJUICE-Will-Premiere-in-South-Korea-in-2021-20201019

Updated On: 10/19/20 at 04:02 PM
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It was on BWW!
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Seems that folks in S. Korea adore musicals.

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SouthernCakes said: "It was on BWW!"

My bad! Just saw it now, thanks for the heads up. Added the news link in my first post.

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Kind of jealous that Korea has theaters open and shows are being able to perform.

 

On another note, wonder what the diehard fans think? Will a few actually try and fly to Korea to go see this?

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Wow! Looks like this production will be performed in the Korean language!

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Wick3 said: "Wow! Looks like this production will be performed in the Korean language!"

그것은 쇼 타임입니다. (courtesy of an English to Korean translator)

 

 

 

(heads down to the orchestra pit during the Exit Music)
Updated On: 10/19/20 at 09:46 PM
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Does Timber’s fly over for this or do they use an associate?
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SouthernCakes said: "Does Timber’s fly over for this or do they use an associate? "

Most international productions use resident directors, way cheaper.

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ACL2006 said: "On another note, wonder what the diehard fans think? Will a few actually try and fly to Korea to go see this?"

I highly doubt any of these teenagers will be flying over. They barely had money to see the show in person.

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SouthernCakes said: "Does Timber’s fly over for this or do they use an associate?"



It usually depends on scheduling, but typically an associate will do the bulk of rehearsals and tech, and then the original director will be brought over for the final couple of days before previews start and then stay through the preview period. At least for the first non-US replica staging. When you start getting into multiple international productions, or even multiple North American companies, you'll find the original director maybe sees one dress or preview, if that.

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Since South Korea has live theater available right now, do you think other Broadway productions may translate their songs to Korean and perhaps do a production in Seoul next year as well?