Former Lovelyz Member Kei Confirmed As Mia For “Death Note” Musical


Kei, former member of Lovelyz [ILGAN SPORTS]

The musical’s “Death Note” production company confirmed on Wednesday that Kei, a former member of now disbanded girl group Lovelyz, had been cast as Mia.

The production team had to confirm the news as Kei posted several photos of herself in Mia’s costumes earlier this month revealing the news. She deleted the photographs hours later following criticism that she had spoiled the casting announcement that was to be made by the production team.

The upcoming musical will be Kei’s first activity since the girl group disbanded last November. Kei recently signed a new contract with Palmtree Island on December 1. Palmtree Island is a management agency established by Kim Jun-su. Kim, who was a former member of boy band JYJ, is now an active musical actor and solo artist.

“Death Note,” which will be staged for the first time in five years, is about a high school student named Light, who comes across a notebook that kills those whose names are written in it. The musical will be staged from April. Kei has acted in several musicals in the past, including “Excalibur”.

Lovelyz, which debuted in 2014, disbanded after its members, except Lee Su-jeong, failed to renew their contracts with Woolim Entertainment late last year. The group included Lee Mi-joo, who actively appears in entertainment programs like “Hangout with Yoo” after signing a contract with Antenna.

BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [[email protected]]

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