* Date : 2016-02-16
Off-Broadway productions are known for their artistic qualities and mass appeal. There was a musical that drew attention in 2015 and it was none other than "Comfort Women: A New Musical." It shed light on the issue of the Japanese Imperial Army's enforced sexual slavery during the wartimes through a heart-rending story of the enforced sex slaves. It left a strong impression, with its compelling story and artistic factors.
The director behind the musical is Kim Hyun-jun, who wanted to tell the world the tragic history of Korea and the atrocities committed against its people. After working on the musical production and enduring challenges and struggles for many years, he made a successful directorial debut in the U.S.A.
The INNERview crew went to Daehangno, often described as the "Broadway of Korea," to meet Director Kim, and hear his journey to putting on the inspiring musical, "Comfort Women," from the production process to the debut performance.
Join us on this week's The INNERview to hear the success story of Kim Hyun-jun, who became the first Korean musical director to debut on Off-Broadway.