The Covenant Journey Has Successful Debut In NYC
A refreshing musical "The Covenant Journey" debuted in New York City at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 5th at Lynch Theater. Its tour will continue in Philadelphia's Merriam Theatre from November 26th to 28th and at Kennedy Center in Washington DC from December 1st to 4th.
As a daughter of foreign-born parents, the lyricist of "The Covenant Journey" witnessed the hardships of an immigrant's life and depicted them through the musical's main character, Karyn. The musical explores her teenage years filled with troubles and shows her courage in fighting to achieve her dreams.
"The Covenant Journey" boasts incredible sophistication for a 21-year old composer's first work and its lyrical melody and superb harmony perfectly complements Karyn's heroic journey. The musical itself is like the composer's triumphant journey as his musical's New York debut comes only four years after its first showcase in Korea.
This combination of a rookie composer's genius, heart-moving music and an earnest story that addresses the problems of today's youth and family make "The Covenant Journey" one of the most unique musicals of the recent times. It will surely leave plenty of room for the audience to empathize with the main characters and reflect on their personal experiences.
About "The Covenant Journey"
The Covenant Journey had an unusually successful debut in COEX Auditorium, Seoul, Korea in July, 2006 with 93 percent occupancy rate. With the media's accolades and creating a huge fan base, it had another successful run in GCS Grand Theatre, Gwacheon, Korea in 2008 and 2009. Its tour to Hong Kong also was a huge success with its five performances. The musical then performance in Seoul Arts Center (Equivalent to Lincoln Center) in 2009 and recorded a 91 percent occupancy rate with weekend sellouts.
Ever since its debut in 2006, The Covenant Journey has been applauded with positive reviews from media, critics, and audience members such as "Impressive story that crosses the past to modern day" from MBN News, Encouraging musical that helps you overcome your conflicts and worries through Joseph's story" from Financial News, "A musical that holds out a hand to those neglected from their schools and families" from Seoul News. Its music and composition have been internationally recognized. George Lizst from Institute of Performing Arts Scream Factory in Germany said, "The Covenant Journey has world-class music. It could go on to West End any moment." Mark Ward from Cirque du Soleil-Quidam also praised the musical and said, "No other musical did a better job at expressing the problems of the youth."
On November 5, 2010, The Covenant Journey had a preview followed by a reception with guests and press. The first show is scheduled to debut on Saturday, November 6th at 7:30pm and will run until November 21st with a total of 19 performances.
Remnants With the Covenant (R.W.C) began in 1998 as a gathering cultural exchange and communication for 1.5 and 2nd generation Korean American youth and college students with native-born Korean students. The Production Company was officially formed in August of 2004 in order to support and cultivate the cultural activities of its young members. Mr. Dong-hoon Han, the representative of R.W.C, received the Excellence Award for the 2008 Small-Business Culture Awards in acknowledgment of his work toward improving the arts business.