“‘KPOP’ aims to give the audience a firsthand look at such hit factories. Ticket-buyers will get to tour a two-floor complex and watch as singers practice dance moves, construct an album, are evaluated by their labels and try to make themselves more palatable to American listeners. It culminates in a concert, with songs in both Korean and English. Helen Park and Max Vernon wrote the music and lyrics.” —I preview KPOP, a new musical about, well, K-pop for the paper of record (and the story has music too!).