… Cho Yongshin, a musical critic, pointed out “successful cases” as one of the reasons idols keep trying musicals.
“There are specific successful cases like Onew in Brothers Were Brave and the Rock of the Ages. Traditional musicals with strong dramatic elements will be hard for them, but with such musicals they’ve tried so far, casting idol stars doesn’t disrupt the general direction. Old musical fans like it if the idol-turned-actor does well. They won’t resent it if he turns into the character well.”
[from Magazine Play DB]
Onew was mentioned in an article in the online magazine for plays and musicals. The article is analyzing the cultural phenomenon of idols cast in musicals along with interviews with those working in the field of musicals. It’s great to see Onew recognized as a successful case of an idol trying musicals! (Onew was the only one whose name was pointed out as a successful case in the article 🙂 )