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Comfort Women: A New Musical

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Comfort Women: A New Musical
MusicBryan Michaels and TaeHo Park
LyricsBryan Michaels and TaeHo Park
BookDimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David Aguirre, and Joanne Mieses
PremiereJuly 31, 2015: New York, New York
ProductionsDimo Kim Musical Theatre Factory

Comfort Women: A New Musical is an Off-Broadway musical detailing the real-life story of Korean Comfort Women who were sold as sex slaves for the Imperial Japanese Army during WWII. The musical is based on the real-life accounts of some of the approximately 200,000 women who were trafficked into sexual slavery by the Japanese Army from 1930- 1945. The musical is directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim with musical direction by TekGoo Kang. It was written by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David Aguirre, and Joann Malory Mieses, with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park.

Production[edit | edit source]

The show premiered July 31st, 2015 at St. Clement's Theater in New York, New York.[1][2] The show featured the first ever all-Asian Off-Broadway cast led by an East Asian director.[3][4] The show had a revival in 2018 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater in New York City.[5]

Plot[edit | edit source]

A young Korean woman, "Goeun", is promised a job in Japan, but is soon transported to Indonesia as one of the comfort women.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "World Premiere of Comfort Women: A New Musical Opens July 31st in NYC". Prnewswire.com. 2015-07-22. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  2. "New Musical COMFORT WOMEN Opens 7/31". Broadwayworld.com. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  3. "'Comfort Women' Musical Builds Asian Community". The Diplomat. 2015-08-05. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  4. "South Korean student in New York pens musical to educate on 'comfort women' issue". The Japan Times. 2015-08-01. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  5. "COMFORT WOMEN: A NEW MUSICAL Returns Off Broadway". Broadwayworld.com. 2018-05-04. Retrieved 2018-08-10.

External links[edit | edit source]

Category:2015 musicals

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