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Kim Jun-su’s ‘Death Note’ gets standing ovation

By Lim Jeong-yeo

  • Published : Jun 24, 2015 - 15:33
  • Updated : Jun 24, 2015 - 15:33

K-pop star Kim Jun-su has returned to the musical stage as detective L from Japanese manga, “Death Note,” the Korean-licensed musical rendition which opened Tuesday.

Kim has previously starred in other productions such as “Elisabeth” and “Dracula.”

(C-Jes Entertainment)

Kim’s role, an eccentric detective named L, attempts to uncover the dark secret of a psychopathic genius high school student, Lighto, who sets out on a self-imposed quest of eradicating evil from the world by the means of a supernatural notebook that kills anyone whose name is written on its pages.

Acclaimed musical actor Hong Kwang-ho costars alongside Kim as Lighto.

The performance first took off Tuesday, receiving a standing ovation, and will run until Aug. 15.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)

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