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Yoo Yeon Seok to Cameo in ‘Death of Salesman’ Musical

Yoo Yeon Seok is set to cameo in his teacher, actor Lee Soon Jae’s musical ‘Death of Salesman’.

The musical that celebrates 60 year debut anniversary of actor Lee Seon Jae was opened in Seoul last month. The musical will be staged in different cities and Yoo Yeon Seok’s cameo is confirmed for stages at Uijeongbu Arts Center Grand Theater in Gyeonggi Province on 10-11 January 2017. Ticket is now available at Interpark.

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[20160214] Yoo Yeon Seok Bids Farewell to ‘The Man Who Walks Through Walls’

It felt just like yesterday that Yeoniverse celebrated Yoo Yeon Seok’s decision to take up musical challenge. He went on stage to play ‘Duttileul’ for the first time on 22 November 2015. He performed 3-4 times per week and sang 29 songs in each performance. Not sure how time goes, but Yoo Yeon Seok just wrapped up his last performance on 14 February 2016.

So on Valentine Day, he officially bids farewell to ‘The Man Who Walks Through Walls’. He took his instagram to express his feeling.

#ThePasserThroughWall that we did together for half of year since September last year has come to an end now. I am so happy that I could work together with lovely people in my first musical. I wont forget those memories, the feeling and the fluttering heart on stage, actors and actresses’s voices, the sound of applause from the audiences. I guess I’ll be missing them… “Thank you Dutilleul, I love you Dutilleul, always be together ever after.”❤

Since it was his last performance, audience was allowed to take video and picture during the curtain call. Thanks to KingKong Entertainment that uploaded the curtain call video, we got to see his last flight on stage as ‘Duttileul’. We also got to see actresses who didn’t perform that day such as Bae Da Hee also joined him on stage to wave goodbye.

#벽을뚫는남자 #듀티율 #연티율 #유연석 😭🌹

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KingKong Entertainment put an extra carriage on the farewell train with a backstage footage of Yoo Yeon Seok. This video of Yeonseok Yoo is so adorable and fun to watch yet it feels a little bit of bittersweet. It documented from behind the scene to the curtain call of his last day’s performance as Dutilleul in musical ‘Le Passe-Muraille’ / ‘The Man Who Walked Through Walls.

Yoo Yeon Seok : “Finally the last performance is over. I still cannot believe it. I feel like I should come tomorrow too for rehearsal and performance. I am overwhelmed because the performance is over. I feel sad from thinking about not meeting fellow actors and staff who had been together for several months and went on every performance. I am very thankful for the fans and general audience who supported me who’s on the stage. Thank you for giving lots of love to “man who walks through walls”. I would love to see you again on stage in the next musical.”

Thank you Yootilleul, we love you Yootilleul and so long Dutilleul ♡ Adieu Le Passe-Muraille!

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[Fan Review] Yoo Yeon Seok’s Musical “Man Who Walks Through Walls”

Disclaimer: This review is written entirely by a fan of Yoo Yeon Seok, it contains subjective point of view. Spoilers ahead.

When the news of Yoo Yeon Seok doing musical was announced last year, fans embraced it with much excitement and happiness. Excited because Yoo Yeon Seok would embark a new milestone in his career and happy because fans would get to see him performing live on the stage. The musical news was so unexpected, it felt like a jackpot.

Yet for Duttileul (Yoo Yeon Seok), suddenly having the capability of walking through walls was not considered as winning a jackpot. He resented the power so much, he even tried to get rid of it. When he realized what his power can give him (after stealing bread and scaring his boss that is), it suddenly gave him an exhilarating feels he has been lacking all throughout his years of being a pathetic push over. He soon embarked on a Robin Hood journey, stealing all kind of stuff including picture of Monalisa (HA!) and giving it away. Media called the mysterious thief “ddune ddune” and he became an overnight sensation. Downside is no one knew that “ddune ddune” is Duttileul. After realising what a pathetic wallflower he was, he tried to convince his equally loser officemates that he is the “ddune ddune”. Of course, no one believed him. So what did he do to satisfy his crave for attention? Showing off to the police, of course! HA! He got what he wanted, the recognition and imprisonment all at once.

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Sad for Duttileul, his fame didn’t come with a visit from the only person he wanted to see and impress. That one person is Isabelle, the woman he falls for at the first sight. She is a married woman who lives with her scary husband in front of Duttileul’s house. Duttileul, craving so much for her love and presence, decided to escape prison to go to her. He asked her to come with him and run together. Isabelle who’s been suffering in her marriage embraced the new love with happiness. The two soon became all lovey dovey but fate is cruel. He experienced severe headache and took the medicine that was given by a traditional healer, not realizing that it was meant to stop his ability to walk through walls. He went to Isabelle’s house to honour their promise but he got trapped in the wall the moment the medicine took effect. His love and body got stuck in eternity on Isabelle’s house, a woman he wanted to call home.

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Trust Yoo Yeon Seok to deliver pathetic character perfectly. He looked very cute ala Harry Potter when Duttileul was first introduced. With a round glasses and loose hair, he portrayed his early Duttileul as an ordinary civil servant who lead a dull boring life but still try to live life the fullest. Yet, he managed to drag the audience to feel his pain and frustation at work  by showing off dreadful face and voice everytime he got to leave office the latest. He was also on point in showing the audience just how much distrust Duttileul had for himself when he suddenly got the power to walk through walls. Once Duttileul accepted his fate and power, Yoo Yeon Seok turned himself into a bunny energizer who had fun bullying his boss and run around the set wearing yellow wall outfit, stealing stuff. For once, he was more of an oddball in that hillarious thief outfit. He also looks so cute and funny, captivating not only the hearts of his neighbors but also the audience. Even when he tried to get the police to arrest him, he managed to look so endearingly stupid and got the audience to approve his crazy perspective of fame.

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Love changes people, some said. That speaks for itself when Yoo Yeon Seok’s Duttileul falls hard for Isabelle. The mood he brought into the set became more melancholic, symbolizing his longing for a married woman. Seriously, who can forget that loving and longing look he shot at Isabelle from afar. For a whole minute, it felt as if Chilbongie was back on stage again. He maintained the melancholic atmosphere until the very end, overshadowing the cruel fate that awaits Duttileul even when he finally got the women he holds most dear.

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As someone who just embraces his first professional musical, I am in opinion that Yoo Yeon Seok did very well. His voice was stable during the entire performance. He was not joking when he said he got to sing like 50 songs because his scenes epically dominate the musical. Yet, I can tell when Duttileul was happy, or sad, or sappy in love. In terms of acting, I am also fully aware just how much Duttileul has changed. From someone without confidence, he blossomed full force into a person who is determined to chase his love and thrill in life. Job well done, Yoo Yeon Seok!!

In terms of chemistry, I got to say that he has a better chemistry with actress Bae Da Hee than Moon Jin Ah*. Yoo Yeon Seok – Bae Da Hee scenes were more electrifying and connected. I even thought that his character looked more miserably in love when Bae Da Hee plays Isabelle. He also looks very comfortable with Jo Jae Hyun although I personally enjoyed more of Go Chang Sok’s performance**. Go’s overall performance brought so much laughers as he was more comical and enjoyable, in my opinion. Meanwhile, other performers did well too, particularly actress Lee Myung Mi who plays the songstress and street vendor. Her voice is very classic and captures the essence of what a Parisian songstress will do to captivate her audience.

Overall, the musical was very enjoyable. Yoo Yeon Seok’s performance exceeded my expectation and it gave me a sense of satisfaction and proudness as a fan. So when the curtain finally closed down, I am hoping that he is happy with his performance and positively considering another musical in the future. #crossfingers

If you wish to see other videos of Yoo Yeon Seok’s performance in the musical, you can check the following vidoes on youtube: [1] [2] [3] [4]

Little note
Yoo Yeon Seok joined the rest of cast member for an after-performance interview on 12 January 2016. He answered few questions from audience / fan and the answers he provided was pretty funny. He was first praised for his good looks before he got a weird follow-up question on how he became a very ordinary looking civil servant at the beginning of the show. He totally puzzled with the question although the MC said that the audience’s question was ended with another praise that he fits Duttileul character perfectly. So fit, he was later asked about the power he wishes to have. He said he doesn’t want to have Duttileul’s power, but the power to move around places (perhaps, teleport?) because he hates traffic in Seoul.

Yoo Yeon Seok also answered another question about the similarity between himself and Duttileul. He (perhaps half-jokingly) said he liked to collect stamps and likes rose, just like Duttileul. He also loves the outfit that Duttileul has, pointing to the black brick suit he is wearing. He’s totally joking, right?

If you wish to see the interview, you can see it online here

* Bae Da Hee and Moon Jin Ah play Isabelle interchangeably

** Jo Jae Hyun and Go Chang Sok play 3 different characters (traditional healer, police, Duttileul’s lawyer) interchangeably

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[20151215] Yoo Yeon Seok’s Star Interview with Cosmopolitan Korea

Cosmopolitan Korea had a pictorial and an interview with Yoo Yeon Seok for its January 2016 issue. YeoNiverse is now presenting to you the summary of a few of his interview answers (but not in order) for you to read ❤

A man who works tirelessly throughout the year. A man who choose work over rest. A man who wants to concentrate on himself than any other. That man is actor Yoo Yeon Seok and he is about to welcome his first movie in 2016, <The Mood That Day>.

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Q: You have been working continuously the last few years. You did dramas and movies one after another. And when you actually have a chance to take a breath, still you said that you want to do a musical. Somewhat it makes Yoo Yeon Seok as a person who works without a break.

In his answer Yoo Yeon Seok said he’s always yearning to do stage performances. He said he can’t forget the positive energy that he got when he was doing performance at school. And it’s not easy to have the opportunity to do full-scale acting on the stage.

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Q: I’m so curious so I watched your musical “The Man Who Passed through the walls”. But I’m surprised. The song is well composed and the diction is great.

Yoo Yeon Seok said he is so thankful for the praise. He said actually he is not a person who can brag about his singing skill. “Compared with other musical actors/actresses, I’m nothing. I just thought that I have to deliver the dialogues and the feeling of the character. So more than singing, I put the character Dutilleul’s feeling into the melody.”

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Q: But you must be confident in singing to declare that you want to challenge the musical

Yoo Yeon Seok answered that musical was his hobby. He didn’t do it because he got special training. “There are some musical that I like and I had great longing for musical.” He also said that he feel so thankful he meet with the good project as his first musical.

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Q: Movie “The Mood That Day” will be released in January. I heard YeonSeok-ssi’s role ‘Jae Hyeon’ is a person who say “let’s sleep with me today” to the woman he meets for the first time. After he tossed the statement that close with sexual harrasment, I’m curious if they finally sleep together or not.

Yoo Yeon Seok : “Please check by yourself in cinema haha. The Mood That Day is the movie about a man named Jae Hyeon who enjoys one night stand and Moon Chae Won ssi’ role ‘Soo Jeong’, a woman who has the opposite nature with him. They meet by fate in ktx, then various episodes will begin. How their destiny in the end and how they will get connected, you will know if you watch the movie”

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Q: Honestly, do you ever have experience to fall in love at the first sight like in the movie

Yoo Yeon Seok answered he never experienced falling in love at the first sight. But he did want to try talking to a woman who passed by. “In the past, I like that woman but I couldn’t bring my self to talk with her. I kept thinking about her all day. Even the next few days, I kept thinking about her and I regretted (that I didn’t ask her)” So if the same occasion happens to him in the future he decides to say “I like you, and if now I don’t ask for your phone number I think I’ll regret it”

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Q: I’m curious on what point to make Yoo Yeon Seok fall in love?

Yoo Yeon Seok said every person have different charms but outgoing persons who have the same interest are not many. And he still said the woman who has a beautiful smile, but he couldn’t explain how to smile like that.

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Yoo Yeon Seok also talked about love in this interview, as translated by Soompi :

In the interviews that followed the pictorial shoot, he talked about his ideal kind of love. He said, “I think that someone who really loves me will love my incompleteness and faults as well. For example, when my hair looks awful because I just woke up, I hope that the perfect woman will love that too. I think I will feel the real love then. However, I look really awful when I have just woken up.”

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Also, do watch at the beauty of Yoo Yeon Seok in the photooshot behind the scene in the video below:

Sources :

(1) Cosmopolitan Korea Online & digital magazine & CosmopolitanTV;

(2) Interview summary / translation by Rynn_Peace
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(3) Soompi

Yoo Yeon Seok is Hard at Work to Prepare Musical Debut

Yoo Yeon Seok’s musical debut “The Man Who Walks Through Walls” will officially open on 21 November 2015. However, fans and audience alike need to wait for the second day of the musical to catch his performance.

To ensure that he gives the best performance, Yoo Yeon Seok is seen practicing hard for his musical. KingKong Entertainment shares some photos from the practice room as a sneak peak for eager fans who cannot wait to see Yoo Yeon Seok’s musical performance.

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Shownote’s managing director / producer by the name of Hansaem Song also shares on facebook some pictures of Yoo Yeon Seok in his musical outfits during practice session. In the pictures, Yoo Yeon Seok is seen working through various expressions from comical to sad and of course to the desperately pathetic one. He is also seen acted on romantic scenes with actress Bae Da Hee.

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In the midst of all preparations and practices, KingKong Entertainment breaks a good news about the musical on its official facebook. The tickets for Yoo Yeon Seok’s slotted performance are considered hot items in Korea right now. To date, 70% of seats during weekday performances have been booked while on the weekdays, the number of seat booked are at a whopping 90%.

With this good news at hand, let us hope that Yoo Yeon Seok and the rest of the team enjoy a great success during the musical’s 3-month run. Dutilleul, hwaiting!!

[20151111] Yoo Yeon Seok Celebrated Pepero Day in the Sweetest Way

If you are worried that our beloved actor is working too hard for his musical debut that it might take a toll on his health, you can rest assured. Yoo Yeon Seok seems to know exactly how to mix some fun into a serious businees.

On 11 November 2015, he appeared to have celebrated Korea’s unique Pepero Day by surprising the musical castmates and crew with not only pepero but some thoughftul gifts. He broke the news via instagram where he shares his soon-to-be-trademark 70 degrees selfie with a tumblr and musical poster on the background.

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I gave the tumbler as a gift to our “The Man Who Walks Through Walls” team who have worked hard practicing everyday I designed them personally and engraved the name of actors/actresses. Everyone like the gift so I feel a great satisfaction kkk raise the warmth of the performance. “The Man Who Walked Through Walls” fighting!!! 😍

According to Shownote, he showed up at the practice room with boxes of Pepero and handed it over to the team delightfully. When the team took a break in the middle of practice, he gifted each of the team members with a personally designed tumblr engraved with their respective name. But, his surprise continued as he personally shared the joy of having an exclusively designed musical’s jumper for all team members at the end of the practice. The jumper is said to have been designed and produced by his fans. Awwww.. how sweet!

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Yoo Yeon Seok’s musical debut “The Man Who Walks Through Walls” is set to open on 21 November 2015.

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Second round of ticket reservation for Yoo Yeon Seok’s musical “Le Passe-Muraille” is opened today

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Following the first schedule of performances previously, the second cast schedule for Yoo Yeon Seok’s musical “Le Passe Muraille” has been released!

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Yoo Yeon Seok is scheduled to perform in the following performances :

December 10th, 2015 (THU) – 20:00 HRS;
December 11th, 2015 (FRI) – 20:00 HRS;
December 13th, 2015 (SUN) – 14:00 HRS;
December 13th, 2015 (SUN) – 18:00 HRS;
December 15th, 2015 (TUE) – 20:00 HRS;
December 18th, 2015 (FRI) – 20:00 HRS;
December 20th, 2015 (SUN) – 14:00 HRS;
December 20th, 2015 (SUN) – 18:00 HRS;
December 23rd, 2015 (WED) – 20:00 HRS;
December 25th, 2015 (FRI) – 15:00 HRS;
December 25th, 2015 (FRI) – 19:00 HRS;
December 27th, 2015 (SUN) – 14:00 HRS;
December 27th, 2015 (SUN) – 18:00 HRS;

The ticket reservation is opened today (October 21st, 2015) at 2pm KST on Interpark Website:

If you happen to be in Korea during the scheduled performances, do not miss out the chance to watch Yoo Yeon Seok performing in his musical debut 😀