The musical “Musical Mozart!”, which is scheduled to open in 2010, casts TVXQ member Xiah Junsu (real name: Kim Junsu) as one of the character.
Xiah Junsu is planned to role as the genius musician who’s aspiring for a freedom, Mozart.
A representative from EMK Musical Company, Um Hong-hyun said, “When the original author Sylvester Levay visited both the director and Xiah Junsu the first time for a meeting, he’s attracted by Xiah Junsu’s commitment and passion in his musical performance.” he added, “He has an excellent ability and meets the expectation of Mozart character the original author tries to reflect, thus he’s decided as the final cast.”
Xiah Junsu will make alternate appearance as Mozart on stage with another casts namely Im Tae-kyung, Park Gun-hyung, and Park Eun-tae. (T/N: yes, there are 4 musical actors that will be roled as Wolfgang Mozart).
“Mozart!” is a collaboration work by the world playwright Michael Kunze and Grammy-winning composer Sylvester Levay, which was having its first musical drama in Vienna, Austria. The musical event will be opened on January 20 to February 21st at Sejong Center.
Musical Mozart official poster (click for larger image)…
Xiah Junsu pics
SHOCKING! (or not…LOL)
The first round of ticket sales also received an explosive reaction as the 6000 tickets were sold out in only 1 hour. The second round of advance sales ticket of “Mozart” as the first musical appearance by TVXQ member Xiah Junsu just opened in about 2 hours at noon of December 8 and all 15,000 tickets are sold out completely. The large amount of visits to the advance sale site caused the server to crash.
The third round on-line ticket sales was held on December 21st which began at 9 am and once again shows its boasting power as it took only 3 hours for all the tickets to be sold out.
The whole 12,000 tickets for total 4 stages on the days where Kim Junsu will perform were sold out in only 3 hours thus added another stages of 11 stages which had been sold out.
Junsu’s message to all his fans: “Please watch me perform!”
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