May 16, 2022



Pre-Broadway D.C. Engagement of KPOP, the Musical Canceled

The pre-Broadway engagement of KPOP, The Musical in Washington, D.C., has been canceled by making associates Tim Forbes and Joey Parnes due to pandemic-linked logistical problems. The present was scheduled to begin in December at Signature Theatre.

The musical, according to the producers, is nonetheless on keep track of to open on Broadway in the coming yr.

“All of us at Signature are incredibly dissatisfied we will not be ready to convey this exciting output to D.C. audiences ahead of it heads to New York for its Broadway premiere,” mentioned artistic director Matthew Gardiner. “Signature is nevertheless pretty a lot wanting ahead to welcoming back audiences and artists to our home venue in Arlington this November when we reopen the theatre with our reimagined manufacturing of Jonathan Larson’s Lease starting November 2, and we glimpse forward to celebrating KPOP’s Broadway opening when the time comes.”

Forbes and Parnes included in a statement, “After cautious deliberation this felt to all of us like the prudent decision to make at this time. We are nevertheless fully commited to bringing KPOP to audiences on Broadway and past, and we glimpse ahead to continuing the show’s developmental procedure with its crew of excellent artists.”

KPOP, which takes audiences powering the scenes of the K-pop business, was conceived by Woodshed Collective and Jason Kim and capabilities a e book by Kim, songs, lyrics, and new music generation by Helen Park, and new music and lyrics by Max Vernon. The musical performed an acclaimed Off-Broadway run by Ars Nova, Ma-Yi Theater, and the Woodshed Collective in 2017, likely on to earn the 2018 Lucille Lortel Award for Excellent Musical.