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Business of Broadway to host second annual workshop for Korean theatermakers

Broadway leaders will share insights with “K-musical” producers to strengthen international industry relations.

A gathering of the first K-Musical Producers Workshop (Credit: Carrington Spires)

The educational initiative the Business of Broadway has announced its second-annual K-Musical Producers Workshop. Between Oct. 17-28, the Business of Broadway will host six educational sessions to share information about the current Broadway producing landscape, the commercial producing model and more with visiting producers from Seoul, South Korea.

The Business of Broadway — led by Broadway producers Sammy Lopez, Erica Rotstein, Heather Shields and Rachel Sussman — offers courses about the operations of commercial theater in order to democratize knowledge about the industry. Their courses explain numerous topics, including creative development of a show, unions and guilds, investment structures, enhancement deals, royalty payments and more.

As part of the K-Musical Producers Workshop, sessions will also welcome guest industry professionals to share their expertise. A networking event will also take place.

Also during the trip, the Business of Broadway will present a reading of the new musical “L’arte Reste” in collaboration with Korea Arts Management Services (KAMS) and the Hong Company. With a book and lyrics by Hansol Kim and music by Hyesung Moon and Hyegi Chung, “L’arte Reste” investigates the lives of Korean artists Kim Hyangan, Lee Sang and Kim Whanki. The reading will be directed by Seonjae Kim with casting by Michael Cassara.

KAMS is a government agency of South Korea dedicated to augmenting Korean performing and visual arts through international exchange.