Two musical titans are meeting on stage in the upcoming production of “Death Note,” based on a popular Japanese comic of the same name.
And the response from fans has been explosive.
The first and second rounds of tickets sold out as soon as they were released online, meaning that 60,000 (roughly 70 percent of all the seats) have already been reserved.
The titans in question are Kim Jun-su and Hong Kwang-ho, who will play the musical’s lead characters L and Light, respectively.
Light is a high school student who one days finds the Death Note, a supernatural object that kills a person whose name is written on it. Light tries to rule the world with this deadly notebook, while detective L tries to stop him.
Kim and Hong – the two most sought-after actors in the musical scene – have joined the show as the main cast. They will therefore go on stage 51 times until October, with no alternates.
It goes without saying that Kim, as a member of the K-pop trio JYJ, possesses enormous star power. His competency as a musical actor was recognized in “Mozart” and “Elizabeth,” both of which sold out all their tickets.