Insight Entertainment (the production company for the musical “The Days”) has finally announced tentative ticketing details!
Our earlier post on the third reboot of “The Days” can be located here, but this is what we can report at present:
Dates: 25 August 2016 – 3 November 2016. (We have read reports that the 25 August and 26 August shows will be reserved for press previews only, but have no firm confirmation until ticket sales open.)
Venue: Chungmu Arts Centre, Grand Theatre (충무아트센터 대극장), 387 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (info here)
How to get there: Take Seoul Subway line 6 to Sindang station, exit 9; walk west down Toegye-ro to the venue.
Performances: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8pm; Wednesday 3pm and 8pm; Saturday 3pm and 7pm; Sundays and holidays 2pm and 6pm.
Running time: 155 minutes (20 minutes intermission)
Prices: VIP section 150,000 won; R section 110,000 won; S section 80,000 won; A section 50,000 won (does not include 2,000 won service charge)
As usual, there will be several actors taking turns to play the role of Mu Yeong on different days. The actual casting schedule will only be announced on 13 June, so there is currently no information as to when Ji Chang Wook will be performing.
Tickets for performances during the period of 25 August till 11 September 31 August will go on sale in this first round. There will be another round of ticketing for later performances; more details on this will be announced at a later date.
NOTE: Foreign fans will not be able to purchase tickets on Interpark Korea, which is only for domestic sale. International sales will only be done through Global Interpark which is in English. The listing for “The Days” has not been published on Global Interpark yet. We will update with the link once it’s available.
As always, we await official confirmation from various entities as to all of the above, and will update this post as more is known.
13 June update: Insight Entertainment has confirmed their initial cast line-up. Yoo Joon Sang and Oh Man Seok will play the role of Jung Hak, while Ji Chang Wook and Oh Jong Hyuk will be reprising their roles as Moo Yeong again. Insight is still in the midst of finalising their contract with other stars, so the actual schedule has not been released yet.
16 June update: Lee Geon Myung and FT Island’s Lee Hong Ki have signed on to play the role of Jung Hak and Moo Yeong, respectively.
5 July update: The schedule from 1 September through 25 September has been released, and musical stars Min Young Ki and Son Seung Won have also signed on to play the roles of Jung Hak and Moo Yeong, respectively. The tickets for these dates will go on sale 6 July at 2:00pm KST.
9 August update: The schedule from 27 September through 14 October has been released. The tickets for these dates will go on sale 11 August at 2:00pm KST.
29 September update: The schedule from 1 November through 3 November has been released. The tickets for these dates will go on sale 30 September at 3:00pm KST through Interpark Korea and Interpark Global. (Note: Ji Chang Wook is only scheduled for the 8:00pm performance on 2 November 2016.)
13 October update: Looks like “The Days” is going on the road again with their production! Casting and dates have been announced for two cities outside Seoul: Daegu and Yeosu.
Shows will be performed in Daegu on 12 and 13 November 2016 at the Keimyung Art Centre, and tickets are already on sale through Interpark Korea. (Note: Ji Chang Wook will not be performing in the Daegu shows.)
“The Days” is also scheduled for shows in Yeosu on 23, 24 and 25 December 2016 at the GS Caltex Yeulmaru Grand Theatre, and tickets are also already on sale through Interpark Korea. Ji Chang Wook is scheduled to perform on 25 December at 3:00pm with Min Young Ki. The production has also provided a short teaser video in advance of these shows:
18 October update: The cast and show dates have been announced for Busan: 2, 3 and 4 December 2016 at the Sohyang Theatre Shinhan Card Hall, and tickets will go on sale 18 October at 2:00 PM KST through Interpark Korea and Interpark Global. (Ji Chang Wook is scheduled to perform on 4 December at 2:00pm and 6:30pm.)
31 October 2016 update: The cast and show dates have been announced for Guri at the Guri Art Hall Cosmos Theatre. Ji Chang Wook will be performing on 17 December at 3:00pm with Yoo Joon Sang, and at 7:00pm with Lee Geon Myung. Tickets will go on sale at 31 October at 2:00pm through Interpark Korea. (No ticketing portal has opened yet for international sales.)
1 November 2016 update: Shows have also been added for 10 and 11 December 2016 at the Gyeonggi Arts Center Grand Theater in Suwon-si. Ji Chang Wook will be performing on 11 December at 2:00pm with Min Young Ki, and at 6:30pm with Lee Geon Myung. Tickets will go on sale through Interpark Korea beginning 1 November at 2:00 pm KST. (No ticketing portal has opened yet for international sales.)
8 November 2016 update: Shows have also been added for 21 and 22 January 2017 at the Seongnam Arts Center Opera House in Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do. Ji Chang Wook will be performing on 22 January at 2:00pm with Oh Man Seok, and at 6:30pm with Min Young Ki. Tickets will go on sale beginning 8 November through Interpark Korea at 2:00pm KST. (No ticketing portal has opened yet for international sales.)
So to recap, Ji Chang Wook is scheduled to perform:
25 August (Thu) 8pm, with Lee Geon Myung
26 August (Fri) 8pm, with Oh Man Seok
28 August (Sun) 2pm, with Oh Man Seok
28 August (Sun) 6pm, with Oh Man Seok
24 September (Sat) 3pm, with Lee Geon Myung
24 September (Sat) 7pm, with Min Young Ki
8 October (Sat) 3pm, with Yoo Joon Sang
8 October (Sat) 7pm, with Yoo Joon Sang
2 November (Wed) 8pm, with Min Young Ki
4 December (Sun) 2pm, with Lee Geon Myung; 6:30pm with Lee Geon Myung
11 December (Sun) 2pm, with Min Young Ki; 6:30pm with Lee Geon Myung
17 December (Sat) 3pm and 7pm, with Lee Geon Myung
25 December (Sun) 3pm, with Min Young Ki
22 January 2017 (Sun) 2pm with Oh Man Seok; 6:30pm with Min Young Ki
Ticketing link in Korea: Interpark Korea (seating chart here).
Ticketing link for foreigners: Interpark Global (seating chart here).
Credit: Interpark Ticketing
Thank you for the information. I’ll check out the Youtube videos as you suggest. I might not go see this musical at this time. 😪 I’m learning Korean so I won’t need subtitles any longer. 😄🇰🇷
Thank you for this site for English speaking fans of Ji Chang Wook. I appreciate it very much. 😀
Does anyone know if there is an English version lyrics booklet available for the musical The Days? I have searched online but was unable to find an answer. I really want to go to see JCW in this musical in August but would also like to be able to know the texts of the songs.
If anyone knows the answer please let me know. Thank you very much.
There is no English libretto available for “The Days.” If you search for “Kim Kwang-seok” or “김광석” on YouTube, there are several of his original performance videos available that contain English translations of his songs. Also note that the musical will be performed entirely in Korean; no supertitles will be on stage during the show.
Thanks for the information Cherkell 🙂
tnx for the information