Buzzing: South Korean stars So Ji Sub and Lee Dong Wook to hold fan meets here next month

South Korean star So Ji Sub (left) will be holding his fan meet on April 9 at 6pm, while Lee Dong Wook will meet fans on April 15 at 7.30pm.
South Korean star So Ji Sub (left) will be holding his fan meet on April 9 at 6pm, while Lee Dong Wook will meet fans on April 15 at 7.30pm.PHOTO: ST FILE, THE NEW PAPER

South Korean stars to hold fan meets here next month

South Korean actors So Ji Sub and Lee Dong Wook will be holding fan meets on consecutive weekends next month.

So, star of horror romantic comedy Master's Sun (2013), will be holding his fan meet at The MES Theatre at Mediacorp on April 9 at 6pm. Tickets, priced between $78 and $198, are on sale via Sistic.

Lee, recently seen in hit fantasy romance Goblin (2016-2017), will meet fans on April 15 at 7.30pm at Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Grand Theatre. Tickets, priced between $138 and $238, will go on sale at 10am on March 17 via Sistic and Marina Bay Sands Ticketing.


The Big Bang Theory gets prequel

CBS has given the greenlight for Young Sheldon, a prequel to its award-winning smash comedy, The Big Bang Theory.

Created by Big Bang executive producers Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, the half-hour single-camera comedy series will premiere later this year, the network announced.

It will star Iain Armitage as a nine-year-old version of nerdy genius Sheldon Cooper - the Big Bang character played by Jim Parsons. Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book) will direct and executive produce the first episode, while Zoe Perry takes on the role of Sheldon's mother, Mary Cooper.


Andy Lau turns producer for TV series

Andy Lau is producing a television mini-series, Trading Floor, for Fox Networks Group, says Apple Daily. For the launch of its Chinese-language production arm, Fox will also release another Hong Kong series, Stained, a crime drama starring Anthony Wong.


The Who to play in Vegas

The Who have announced a residency in Las Vegas, putting off retirement as they wind down what they called a final tour.

Caesars Palace said the rockers will play at the hotel from July 29 for an initial six shows. The band's tour is to end next month in England with five rescheduled shows.

The Who will also play an acoustic version of Tommy, one of the defining rock operas, at the Royal Albert Hall in London in two shows to raise money for young people with cancer.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2017, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe