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3:51 pm - 03/21/2012

"Dream High" adapted to musical, starring Arama's boyfriend <3

Adapted from the Korean drama "Dream High", the first Japanese installation is a musical. Along with Matsushita Yuya, Nanaka from BRIGHT and Mizuta Kouki (Oshitari Kenya in TeniMyu) will be joining in the musical as well. The musical is set for July, and will be directed and choreographed by Masuda Tetsuharu - the choreographer behind AKB48's "Beginner" and SMAP's "Sotto Kyutto" PVs (he did some other bunch of music videos too).

translation credit: meiachii

Yuya will play the character Song Sam Dong. While Nanaka (BRIGHT) will play as Ko Hemi (Go Hyemi).
Yuya's comment on his role is: "Since I was 6 y.o,I wanted to be a singer. I spent Junior High School with singing and dancing everyday, even when I'm not in a (school) club. Then I went to the same music school as Nanaka (BRIGHT). Therefore I can relate with the character, who has the same passion to pursue his dream as an artist. I will do my best in this role, to fulfill the hopes and dreams of many people who love the story."

"Dream High" musical adaptation will be performed on New National Theatre, July 3rd, 2012. Ticket will be on sale starting on May 27th. For more info, check out the official website:

Source: closetoyou_yuya @ LJ comm
Yuya's website
musical dreamhigh website

The comment is loosely translated by me and google. If there's any mistake, please let me know.And if anyone wants to add more details, feel free.I'll add to the post + credits.

csaca 21st-Mar-2012 12:42 pm (UTC)
Joey <333333333
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csaca 21st-Mar-2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
The picture is definitely, but yeah, I didn't see his name either... Joey Beni Lino Tee, or any other variation of these x'D
supersaiyananf 21st-Mar-2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
He is listed as 丞威 which can be read as Joey. And it also comes from his real name 岩永丞威 (Iwanaga Joey).

Edited at 2012-03-21 03:35 pm (UTC)
izon_no_niwa 21st-Mar-2012 12:54 pm (UTC)
omo omo so excited! go yuya!!
maya_hayashi 21st-Mar-2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
Ohhh seriously?! :D
Kouki will be in this musical? Oh yesssss.
ohprecioustime 21st-Mar-2012 01:18 pm (UTC)
here for Nanaka, go girl!
imangelofmusic 21st-Mar-2012 01:36 pm (UTC)
Yuya AND Joey<3 hurr
kimiko1387 21st-Mar-2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
Yuya playing Sam Dong! Ugh I wish I could see this.
krzhope 21st-Mar-2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
the drama has some good points but most of the time it was just meh...and i think the only good actors were the teachers and sam dong...hope the stage play will be better...^^
whited_79 22nd-Mar-2012 01:31 pm (UTC)
and i think the only good actors were the teachers and sam dong...

Kim Soo Hyun! XD
sbloomcita 21st-Mar-2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
o,o not exited, maybe because I found my love, Kim Soohyun in the korean version :P
sandster101 21st-Mar-2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
I hope there'll be a dvd to see what its like :))
winterevanesce 21st-Mar-2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
This just made my day! so excited!!
chemicalscene 21st-Mar-2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see this!
kibyssima90 21st-Mar-2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
*O* I'm so happy for Yuya ♥
okadarei 21st-Mar-2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
I don't know if DH first season's plot is interesting enough to be musical material, but since in Japan you see quite a variety of musical plays, I hope this will be fine. It has Nanaka and Yuya in it, so might be interesting to watch.
ttalktomesoftly 21st-Mar-2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
Joey? :O
kat_desu 21st-Mar-2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
kynseidk 21st-Mar-2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
wasabisushi404 21st-Mar-2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
OH SNAP NANAKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm already thinking that this is going to be a good adaptation.
However, I am biased because I never watched the korean drama.

ayaelf92 22nd-Mar-2012 01:47 am (UTC)
here for matsushita yuya.
cynth84 22nd-Mar-2012 03:47 am (UTC)
captxfizz 22nd-Mar-2012 04:21 am (UTC)
OMG Matsuyuya in another musical :D Greatest news today!
ninomiy4r4shi 22nd-Mar-2012 05:31 am (UTC)
LOL I'm just watching Dream High and I love it so far.

whited_79 22nd-Mar-2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
I love and hate Dream High at the same time, but I love Sam Dong and I love love love Kim Soo Hyun who plays him. Yuya hasn't gotten the acting chops to be compared to KSH I feel, but he certainly got the voice!
rivalovery 23rd-Mar-2012 08:01 am (UTC)
YUUUUUYAAAAAAAAA!!! Oh gawd. I'm so happy for bb! <3
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