EXO’s Xiumin is been selected as the main lead for the upcoming Korean version of the hit musical Hadestown!
“Hadestown” is an adaptation of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and was premiered on Broadway in March 2019. It has won several awards at the Tony Awards and the Best Musical Theater Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
In the Korean version, EXO’s Xiumin, Park Kang Hyun, and Jo Hyung Gyun will be playing as Orpheus, the son of a human and one of the Muses, who is gifted with great musical power.
Kim Hwan Hee and Kim Soo Ha will play the independent Eurydice, a nymph who was the daughter of the god Apollo. Kim Sun-Young and Park Hye Na will play Persephone, the playful goddess of Spring who is married to Hades. Ji Hyun Joon, Yang Joon Mo, and Kim Woo Hyung are playing as Hades, the god of the dead and ruler of the Underworld. Choi Jae Rim and Kang Hong Suk have been cast as Hermes, who starts and ends the musical and introduces the audience to the mythological world.
“Hadestown” will begin performances at the LG Art Center in Gangnam, Seoul, in August and it will the first time that the musical has been performed in Korea.