KPOP Broadway

KPOP 2022

Run Time:
Two hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 12+
Opened: November 20, 2022
Closing: December 11, 2022

KPOP - 2022 - Broadway History , Info & More

Circle in the Square (Broadway)
1633 Broadway at 50th St. New York, NY

Claim your backstage pass and dive inside the high-stakes world of K-pop with this exhilarating new Broadway-bound musical. As global superstars put everything on the line for a special one-night-only concert, one singer's inner struggle threatens to dismantle one of the hottest labels in K-pop. Pulsing with infectious beats, electrifying choreography, and breathtaking joy, KPOP, the Broadway Musical, is an all-consuming multimedia experience that explores the relentless discipline, raw talent, and commercial ambition behind the heart-thumping international phenomenon.


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‘KPOP’ Review: South Korea’s Explosive Pop Export Hits Broadway With Authenticity and Flash
10 / 10

With mega-watt set design, exquisite choreography, a show-within-a-show storyline and a score that sounds more like a Spotify playlist than a conventional musical's tunes, 'KPOP' is elegant, energetic, and exceptional. It's a cleverly playful dramedy wrapped around a concert and stuffed inside the enigma of what it means to want fame - badly - then get it, with all its risks and losses spilled onto the stage.

If the Refreshing ‘KPOP’ is the Future of Broadway, Consider Me a Stan
10 / 10

nifer Weber’s formula-based though clever pop-and-bop choreography―with a stylistic assist from assistant choreographer MJ Choi―is as fun and catchy as anything Britney Spears ever performed. Likewise, Helen Park’s and Max Vernon’s evocative score is full of bangers that also comment on the action―much like John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Cabaret. And Jiyoun Chang’s lighting, Mia M. and Neal’s hair and wigs, Joe Dulude II and Suki Tsujimoto, and Peter Fitzgerald and Andrew Keister’s make-up designs must be applauded for converting the show into an actual pop concert. But hats off to director Teddy Bergman for doing the impossible―modulating each show-stopping element so that Kim’s wonderful, multilingual book never loses focus. Though KPOP feels fresh, there is a precedent for what it has accomplished. Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II essentially laid out the blueprint when they revolutionized musical theatre in 1927 with Show Boat―another backstage drama and the first Broadway musical to seamlessly integrate dialogue, music, and dance in the service of plot. Almost one century later, it is a pleasure to see this glorious cast of Pan-Asian performers reclaim and elevate the form. If this is the future of Broadway, please consider me a rabid and reinvigorated stan.

Track List Revealed for KPOP Original Broadway Cast Album
by Nicole Rosky - March 15, 2023


The Original Broadway Cast Recording of KPOP is coming soon! Check out the full track list for the upcoming release.

New Spring Release Date Announced For KPOP Original Broadway Cast Album
by A.A. Cristi - February 22, 2023


KPOP stans will have to wait a little longer to hear the show's hotly anticipated cast recording. 

Theater Community to Gather to Celebrate Asians on Broadway at KPOP
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 9, 2022


The theater community will gather to celebrate and uplift everyone in the Broadway community especially KPOP Broadway!

KPOP Concludes Broadway Run Today
by Nicole Rosky - December 11, 2022


The Broadway run of KPOP sadly comes to a conclusion on December 11 at Circle in the Square Theatre.

The New York Times Issues Response To Criticism Of KPOP Review
by A.A. Cristi - December 6, 2022


The New York Times has released a statement in response to the criticism of Jesse Green's review of the new Broadway musical, KPOP.

KPOP Announces Final Performance on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - December 6, 2022


The producers of KPOP announced that the groundbreaking new musical will have its final Broadway performance on Sunday, December 11 at Circle in the Square Theatre.

KPOP Producers Issue Letter in Response to New York Times Review
by Blair Ingenthron - December 3, 2022


In response to Jesse Green's review of KPOP from the New York Times, the producers of KPOP have issued a response letter, requesting that Green 'issue an apology to the cast and creators of [KPOP] for the insensitive and, frankly, offensive review.'

KPOP Cast Members Speak Out Against Remarks Made in New York Times Review
by Stephi Wild - December 1, 2022


Members of the cast of KPOP the Musical are speaking out about remarks made by New York Times critic Jesse Green in his review of the musical.

KPOP THE MUSICAL Will Release Cast Recording in February 2023
by Stephi Wild - December 1, 2022


The Original Broadway Cast Recording of KPOP The Musical will be released on February 24, 2023. Available for preorder now, the album is produced by Harvey Mason jr. and features music, lyrics, music production and arrangements by Helen Park and music and lyrics by Max Vernon.

Review Roundup: KPOP Opens on Broadway!
by Blair Ingenthron - November 27, 2022


Critics have weighed in on KPOP, starring K-pop superstar Luna as MwE, directed by Teddy Bergman, with a book by Jason Kim, and music and lyrics by Max Vernon. KPOP officially opened on Sunday, November 27th at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Video: KPOP Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway
by Opening Night - November 22, 2022


KPOP officially celebrates its opening night on November 27, but the party came early Sunday night at the Circle in the Square Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate with the cast and you can watch as we check in with the company in this video.

Living Her Dream: Julia Abueva Makes Broadway Debut
by Jude Cartalaba - November 22, 2022


'You have to want it more than anything. You have to be willing to WORK for it. Sacrifice for it. It’s not as glamorous as it seems. That’s why the passion needs to be for the work, not the fame,' those were striking words of Julia Abueva, one of the stars of the Broadway musical KPOP, inspired by a global phenomenon.

Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet to Celebrate KPOP Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - November 21, 2022


KPOP officially celebrates its opening night on November 27, but the party came early last night at the Circle in the Square Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate and you can check out photos from the starry red carpet arrivals here!

Photos: KPOP Cast Hits the Red Carpet to Celebrate Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - November 21, 2022


KPOP officially celebrates its opening on November 27,  but the party came early last night at the Circle in the Square Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate with the cast and you can check out photos from their red carpet appearance below!

Photos: KPOP Company Takes Opening Night Bows
by Jennifer Broski - November 21, 2022


Last night, history was made on Broadway as the musical sensation KPOP marked their opening celebration, ahead of the show’s official opening night on November 27. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the curtain call here!

Video: On the KPOP Opening Night Red Carpet
by Red Carpet - November 20, 2022


KPOP, the new Broadway musical, celebrates its opening tonight, November 20. KPOP is the first completely original musical on Broadway this year. Tune in at 5:15pm ET to watch as we take you to the red carpet. Be sure to check back on Sunday, November 27, as the show offically opens and the critics share their reactions.

Video: Get a First Look at KPOP on Broadway
by Show Highlights - November 18, 2022


Watch a first-look video montage of KPOP, the new Broadway musical, in advance of their Opening Celebration this Sunday, November 20. KPOP is the first completely original musical on Broadway this year.

KPOP Delays Opening Night to November 27
by Stephi Wild - November 17, 2022


KPOP the Musical has delayed its official opening night to November 27. The production was supposed to open on November 20, but has delayed due to a principal member of cast testing positive for COVID-19.

KPOP Cancels Tonight's Performance Due to Covid Cases in the Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 15, 2022


Due to COVID cases within the company, this evening's performance of KPOP, November 15, has been canceled. 

Photos: Get a First Look at Luna & More in KPOP on Broadway
by Show Highlights - November 10, 2022


KPOP, starring K-pop super star Luna, will open on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre on Sunday, November 20, 2022. KPOP, directed by Teddy Bergman, features a book by Jason Kim; choreography by Jennifer Weber; music, lyrics, music production and arrangements by Helen Park; and music and lyrics by Max Vernon. Get a first look at photos here!

KPOP on Broadway Cancels November 9 Matinee Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 8, 2022


The matinee performance of KPOP at 2pm on Wednesday, November 9, has been canceled. 

VIDEO: KPOP Creatives Talk Broadway, API Representation, And More With The Korea Society
by A.A. Cristi - October 24, 2022


The Broadway creatives behind KPOP the Musical are sitting down with The Korea Society to discuss the musical's Broadway debut. See their conversation here. See the video!

VIDEO: KPOP Cast Performs 'This is My Korea' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - October 18, 2022


Watch a video of the Broadway cast of KPOP The Musical performing 'This Is My Korea' on Good Morning America. KPOP features Luna, in the starring role of MwE, along with Julia Abueva, BoHyung, Major Curda, Jinwoo Jung, Jiho Kang, Amy Keum, James Kho, Marina Kondo, Eddy Lee, Joshua Lee, Jully Lee, Lina Rose Lee, Timothy H. Lee, and more.

KPOP to Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Tomorrow
by Michael Major - October 17, 2022


KPOP features Luna, in the starring role of MwE, along with Julia Abueva, BoHyung, Major Curda, Jinwoo Jung, Jiho Kang, Amy Keum, James Kho, Marina Kondo, Eddy Lee, Joshua Lee, Jully Lee, Lina Rose Lee, Timothy H. Lee, Abraham Lim, Min, Kate Mina Lin, Aubie Merrylees, Patrick Park, Zachary Noah Piser, Kevin Woo, and John Yi.

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KPOP - 2022 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2023 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Jennifer Weber
2023 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical Clint Ramos
2023 Tony Awards Best Choreography Jennifer Weber
2023 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Musical Clint Ramos
2023 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Helen Park

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