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Producer Cody Lassen Believes Korean Musicals Can Go Global

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The K-Musical Market wrapped its inaugural event in Seoul just last week.

Producer Cody Lassen Believes Korean Musicals Can Go Global

Just last week, Seoul welcomed theatre makers and investors for the first annual K-Musical Market- a new event that showcased Korean musicals to a larger audience. Broadway producer Cody Lassen (Thoughts of a Colored Man) was in attendance at the big event and shared with Korea JoongAng Daily that he believes Korean musicals could make a global impact.

"I was taken by how different the music was," he explained "It still kind of had a Broadway musical theater sound, but it didn't sound like anything on Broadway. I think [that was] because it was Korean composers who studied music here, and music here is different than music in London or New York, so I was just really impressed. Korean musicals have already proven its potential, and, certainly, it can go global."

K-Musical Market 2021, was presented by Korean Arts Management Service, is a brand-new project to establish a stable musical theatre environment by stimulating domestic and foreign investment, and by facilitating investments throughout the whole process of creation. Programs in K-Musical Market 2021 included Musical Pitching, Musical Showcase, Information Session, and a Networking Session.

Click here for more information about the event.


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