Helen Park on the ‘KPOP’ Tony Nomination: It ‘Feels Like an Encouragement to Continue’
The ‘KPOP’ musical has been making waves in the theater community and has recently been nominated for a Tony Award. Helen Park, one of the musical’s composers, has shared her thoughts and feelings about the nomination.
The Success of ‘KPOP’
The ‘KPOP’ musical has been a hit since it premiered in 2017. It tells the story of a Korean pop music label and showcases the intense training and preparation that goes into creating the perfect pop star. The musical has received critical acclaim and has been praised for its unique blend of Korean pop music and American musical theater.
Helen Park’s Role in ‘KPOP’
Helen Park is a Korean-American composer who wrote the music for ‘KPOP’ alongside her writing partner, Max Vernon. Together, they created an impressive score that combines K-pop with American musical theater influences. The duo also wrote the book for the musical, which was a collaborative effort with director Teddy Bergman and choreographer Jennifer Weber.
The Tony Nomination
The ‘KPOP’ musical has been nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical. The nomination is a significant achievement for Park and her colleagues, one that they are immensely proud of.
Park’s Thoughts on the Nomination
Park has shared her excitement about the nomination, saying that it ‘feels like an encouragement to continue.’ She is proud of the team behind ‘KPOP’ and the hard work they put into the musical. She has also expressed her appreciation for the representation that ‘KPOP’ brings to the stage, showcasing the talent and energy of Korean pop music and culture.
The Future of ‘KPOP’
Park and her team are looking forward to the future of ‘KPOP’ and are excited to see where their Tony-nominated musical will take them. Their success has brought a new wave of interest in Korean pop music and has paved the way for more stories and representation on the American stage.