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VIXX Leo to star in musical ‘Mata Hari’

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Updated : December 16 2015

Jellyfish Entertainment said Wednesday that VIXX’s Leo has been cast to star in the musical “Mata Hari,” playing the role of Armand.

It is the first creative musical from EMK Musical Company, investing 25 billion won ($ 211 million) in production.

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(Jellyfish Entertainment)

“Mata Hari” is based on the dramatic life of charming Mata Hari, who was shot to death on suspicion of being a double agent during the World War I. Mata Hari falls in love with warm-hearted Armand (Leo), who embraces her inner side which is hidden beneath her fancy life of Moulin Rouge.

Um Ki-joon and Song Chang-eui were also cast as Armond.

VIXX’s main vocalist Leo has received rave reviews after partaking in his first musical “Full House,” with stable vocal and acting.

“After watching musicals such as ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘Rebecca,’ I always wanted to join in production of EMK. It’s an honor to be on the stage with senior veteran actors,” said Leo.

The musical will be staged at Blue Square in Seoul from March 25 to June. 12.

By Kim Yu-jin (kimyujin@herlacorp.com)

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