K-pop idols who are currently serving the military are reportedly top-billing a new army-themed musical!
According to reports from TV Daily and SpoTV News last August 26, the musical titled “Return: The Promise of The Day” will feature SHINee’s Onew, EXO’s Xiumin, Wanna One’s Yoon Ji Sung, VIXX’s N, INFINITE’s Sungyeol, and Jo Kwon and Go Eun Sung, and Lee Jae Kyoon.
The musical will revolve around the story of finding and excavating the bodies of soldiers who fought during the Korean War.
“Return: The Promise of The Day” will be produced by a company affiliated with the Korean Army, like how it has been done with the critically acclaimed “Shinheung Military Academy.” The said musical, which also starred Onew alongside Ji ChangWook and Kang Ha Neul, was originally staged in 2018 in celebration of the armed forces’ 70th founding anniversary.
According to the reports, both Onew and Xiumin auditioned for the new army musical. They are currently preparing for the show, which will start running on October 22 at the Woori Art Hall at the Olympic Park in Seoul.
The show will be staged until December 1.
Onew enlisted in the army back in December 2018 while Xiumin kicked off the mandatory military enlistment in May this year. The EXO member’s last project was a solo single released as his way of saying goodbye to his fans before he started serving the military.
Yoon Ji Sung, who was the first from the now-defunct project group Wanna One to enlist, also began his army service in May. Like Xiumin, he also released a special single coinciding with his enlistment.
Earlier in February, the former Wanna One leader made his musical debut with “The Days.”
Prior to his stint on the said musical, he shared that it is his honor to be able to work with “great industry seniors,” adding that he is ecstatic to “show a new side of [himself] as a singer.”
“The Days” is a jukebox musical with a story centering on a mysterious event that took place two decades ago.
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