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U-Know Yunho cast as male lead in "Goong" musical

최종수정 2010.06.10 20:56 기사입력 2010.06.10 20:56

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TVXQ member U-Know Yunho as the male lead in musical "Goong" [Group 8]

K-pop idol U-Know Yunho has been cast as one of the male leads for the musical adaptation of TV series "Goong," according to the musical's producer Group 8 on Thursday.

Group 8 announced in a press release that the singer will be playing the role of crown prince Lee Shin for the musical which is originally based on a comic series before it made its way to the small screen in 2006.

An associate from Group 8 explained, "We have always thought highly of Yunho since he has proven his dancing and singing skills through his concerts. The audience will able to see a new side to Yunho as a musical actor."

The role of Lee Shin will be rotated by Yunho, musical actor Kim Dong-ho and singer RUN. The female lead role of Shin Chae-kyeong [played by Yoon Eun-hye in the drama] will be played by musical actress Kwak Sun-young and Shin Eui-jung.

The show was written by In Eun-A, helmed by Kim Jae-seung while Song Byung-joon, C.E.O. of Group 8, will be in charge of the artistic direction.
The musical will premiere on September 8 at the National Museum of Korea.

Reporter : Kang Seung-hun tarophine@
Editor : Lucia Hong luciahong@
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