Throwback: When KPOP Met Hamilton
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 04:04PM
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The day before we closed KPOP 1.0 musical theatre superhero Lin Manuel came and got his lyfe. It's amazing to meet someone who just radiates that kinda positivity and makes you look in the mirror in comparison and be like I'M INTO DARKSIIIIDED STUFF!!!! YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAAAAANUH! jk, but for real tho Lin is a beautiful being, and he said a lot of really sweet stuff that I kinda half-remember bc I disassociated but thankfully there's this photo evidence. Hallelu! 

Da fuq?? We made Lin cry 😱 Now we’re ALL crying. Good night. #kpop

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Bashful cuz I’m bad at taking compliments from peeps I think r super cool but luckily for my bodega I’m rullll good at eating the entire freezer of ice cream right tha fuq nowπŸ™‹πŸ­πŸΎπŸ¦

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This just happened. Can’t believe our factory doors close tomorrow πŸ˜­πŸ‡°πŸ‡· #kpop #kpoplive #alifeinthetheatre

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Just woke up to these 😱wow. what a way to cap off a crazy 4 year journey to making KPOP a reality. Feeling super emosh and raw. Gonna eat more ice cream brb β€οΈπŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸΎβœ¨ #kpop #hamilton #hedwig #greatcomet #offbroadway #newmusicals #memories #kpoplive

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And then just like that, KPOP ended it's very sold out extended off-Broadway run in a burst of confetti and glitter cuz that's how I do. Now where that transfer at?????? 

KPOP ends an amazing run tonight, completing a nearly 4 year journey. As a gay Jewish white boy from Los Angeles I knew very little about Korean anything going into this project, but about 1000 hours later of late night music video marathons, 50 songs written and produced with @mshelenpark, snail slime face masks, spending my entire commission in Ktown on bulgogi and karaoke, and also more seriously- learning from my Korean collaborators first hand the struggles and tremendous sacrifice that comes w being an Asian artist in America, I have so much respect and appreciation for the culture. Having the opportunity to fall so deeply in love with a new genre of music has been the greatest gift. Every time I see our KPOP stars perform on stage I genuinely fangirl the fuq out and pee a little. This show took more than 100 creatives from 3 diff theatre companies to put together. We built a goddamn FACTORY where there was nothing! 😱✨ thank you to @arsnovanyc @woodshednyc and @mayitheater for your vision. And thank you to @jasonkimny @mshelenpark and @teddybergman @decadancenyc for the most incredible collaboration. Love and 🐌🍭 forever #kpop

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KPOP. Out. βœŒοΈπŸš€βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨

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