VIXX Ken Joins Line-up for the Musical ‘Iron Mask’ as Lead Character
VIXX Ken has extensive experience in theater having taken roles in such plays as “Titanic,” “Hamlet,” “Boys Over Flowers,” and recently won an award. His extensive experience, singing skill, and acting ability have made him a certified musical actor in the entertainment world.
In the “Iron Mask,” from the story “Man in the Iron Mask,” Ken takes on a lead role as the imprisoned twin brother of the vain and self-righteous French King. As the twin brother, he is a threat to the reign of the king, through behind bars with an iron mask to hide his identity from the world. Notably, the VIXX member will have to play both the king and prisoner, which will create an exciting challenge for the singer.
“Iron Mask” is the next big budget, major production musical from Cleopatra Musical, the company behind the 10-year-old musical “The Three Musketeers,” in Korea. As a result, with an amazing cast and production company working behind the scenes, the musical is already gaining attention.
Fans interested in the show will have to wait a few weeks before the “Iron Mask” opens. According to sources, the musical’s premiere is set for September 12 at the BBHC Hall of the Kwanglim Arts Center. Tickets go on sale on September 3.
BtoB’s Lee Chang-Sub Reveals ‘Iron Man’ Might Be His Last Before Enlisting
On August 29, the cast for the upcoming historical drama “Iron Mask” assembled for a practice session at the BBCH Hall Practice room at the Kwanglim Art Center in Gangnam, Seoul. Many familiar and famous faces were apart of the musical’s cast including VIXX Ken, Sandel from B1A4, Infinite Jang Dong-woo, and BtoB singer Lee Chang-sub all arrived to practice their lines.
On the same day, Lee Chang-sub drew a similarity between himself and BtoB’s leader Seo Eun-kwang who recently joined the military. “Our leader joined the military after [doing] a musical (Barnum: The Great Showman). I also think there’s only a short time left [before I enlist],” he commented.
Although the possibility of joining the army may create a lot of pressure for some, Lee is using it as motivation. “I’m working hard because I [think] this musical might be my last project before I go to the military,” the singer said. “I want to remember it (the play) as good and something in which I performed well,” Lee revealed.
Meanwhile, the musical “Iron Mask,” is based on the story the “Man in the Iron Mask” and is set in Paris, France in the 17th century. Tickets go on sale in early September.
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