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Joa Musical Company, Chris Yongseok Choi and Jack M. Dalgleish in association with New York Musical Theatre Festival proudly present AN INTERNATIONAL SELL-OUT HIT WINNER OF 4 KOREAN MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL. Maria Maria, the much-anticipated Korean Musical, finally makes its U.S. Premiere! Winner of 4 Korean Musical Theater Awards including Best Musical, Maria Maria is a musical based on the biblical tale of Mary Magdalene…with a twist. In this award-winning musical, Maria is a prostitute who leads a miserable life serving Roman soldiers. Wanting to escape her fate she makes a deal that will change her life. With the rising popularity of Jesus, his opponents make her an offer to seduce him. If successful her reward is a chance to go to Rome to redeem her life. Under the direction of Cheon Mo Seong with choreography by In Sook Choi, Maria Maria received its world premiere in Seoul, South Korea in 2003 and will be performed by an all-Korean cast in Korean (with supertitles). Recreating their roles are original Korean cast members Hyo Sung Kang, who received the 2004 Korean Musical Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Maria, legendary Korean pop-star Bock Hee Yoon as The Blind Woman and Sang Woo Park as Jesus. The 25-member cast features Korean pop-star Sonya and Gain Choi who share the pivotal title role and Seung Chul Lee as The Pharisee.