Posted by Sophie-Ha Thursday, December 8, 2022

The hashtag #SaveKPOPBroadway has been trending on Twitter in an effort to save the Broadway musical 'KPOP' after its abrupt cancellation just two weeks after its debut


'KPOP' is a Broadway musical that takes audiences on a journey through the vibrant world of Korean pop culture, exploring the challenges and triumphs of becoming a K-pop idol.

The musical 'KPOP' made its world premiere Off-Broadway at Ars Nova in New York City in September 2017 and ran until November of that same year. Finally, after much delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the musical was able to make its proper Broadway debut on November 27, 2022, at Circle in the Square Theatre.

The musical's star-studded cast, featuring f(x)'s Luna, miss A's Min, former U-KISS member Kevin Woo, and SPICA's Bohyung, drew attention from K-pop fans.

Unfortunately, it was recently announced that the show will take its final bow on December 11, just two weeks after its debut, due to low ticket sales.

The cast members of 'KPOP,' including Kevin Woo, have expressed their deep disappointment over the show's early closing, prompting fans to take to social media in a bid to save the production.

Many are tweeting messages with the hashtags #SaveKPOPBroadway and #KPOPBroadway in an effort to help the show continue. Cast members have also joined the movement, using their influence to get these hashtags trending in the hopes of a miracle occurring. 

For an insightful look into the failure of Broadway's 'K-pop' musical, check out Monica Chin's article at TheVerge, which provides an in-depth analysis of the show's shortcomings.

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peladocarlos1,067 pts Thursday, December 8, 2022 0
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Wanna help? Go pay for a ticket... A trend on Twitter won't help much when the problem is about money.

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whatever1018,092 pts Thursday, December 8, 2022 1
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Unfortunately I doubt anything will change since even if they sell out every show this week is the same going to happen next week and the following week? Anyway, I saw the show and it was OK. Songs, unfortunately, sounded dated by the time the show was ready for Broadway and some of the plots were very weak, especially with the female girl group who unlike the boys (in typical K-pop fashion) weren't given much attention, especially on an individual level


Things are extremely rough right now in Broadway. Both Phantom of the Opera and STOMP two shows that were going on for 20+ years are closing due to low sales and many newer shows like K-pop are also struggling.

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