Wilma Award winners JON JON BRIONES and EVA NOBLEZADA to transfer with MISS SAIGON to Broadway
There are just 14 weeks left to catch Cameron Mackintosh’s multi-award winning production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical “MISS SAIGON” at the Prince Edward Theatre where it will have its final London flight on Saturday 27 February 2016.
In Spring 2017 “MISS SAIGON” will land on Broadway for a limited season before launching its North American tour in 2018. The Broadway return of “MISS SAIGON” will feature acclaimed London stars Jon Jon Briones as ‘The Engineer’ and Eva Noblezada as ‘Kim’, who continue to play the roles in London until 27 February.
This new spectacular production of “MISS SAIGON” opened in May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre. In September 2014 “MISS SAIGON” celebrated 25 years since the musical first premiered at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The original 1989 production starred Jonathan Pryce as ‘The Engineer’, Lea Salonga as ‘Kim’ and Simon Bowman as ‘Chris’.
“MISS SAIGON” tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.
The London production of “MISS SAIGON” currently stars: Jon Jon Briones as ‘The Engineer’, Eva Noblezada as ‘Kim’, Chris Peluso as ‘Chris’, Siobhan Dillon as ‘Ellen’, Hugh Maynard as ‘John’, Sangwoong Jo ‘Thuy’ and Natalie Mendoza as ‘Gigi’. From 14 December 2015 Marsha Songcome will play the role of ‘Gigi’.
The cast also includes Michael Carolan; Richard Carson; Natalie Chua; Callum Evans; Maria Graciano; Nathan Graham; Simon Hardwick; Kurt Kansley; Sooha Kim; Kittiphun Kittipakapom; Aaron Lee Lambert; David Kar-Hing Lee; Mitch Leow; Ethan Le Phong; Ela Lisondra; Michael Macalintal; Tanya Manalang; Christian Rey Marbella; Liam Marcellino; Kanako Nakano; Thao Therese Nguyen; Saori Oda; Claire Parrish; Kiel Payton; Katherine Picar; Ariel Reonal; Jon Reynolds; Romeo Salazar; Eloisa Amalia Tan; Gavin Tsang; Thao Vilayvong; Amadeus Williams; Gerald Zarcilla and Yuval Zoref. Denise Baaij will join the company from 14 December.
Since its London premiere in 1989, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s epic musical MISS SAIGON has become one of the most successful musicals in history. The new production opened in London on 21 May 2014 to record-breaking advance bookings. The original Broadway production of MISS SAIGONopened on April 11, 1991 with what was the largest advance sale in Broadway history ($37 million). The show went on to play for nearly ten years and 4,063 performances seen by more than 5.9 million people. MISS SAIGON has been performed in 28 countries, over 300 cities in 15 different languages, has won over 40 awards including 2 Olivier Awards, 3 Tony Awards, and 4 Drama Desk Awards and been seen by over 35 million people worldwide.
The new production of MISS SAIGON will repeat its London success in Japan next year will open over the next few years in Germany, Australia, Asia and on tour around the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
MISS SAIGON has Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jnr and Alain Boublil, adapted from Original French Lyrics by Alain Boublil with Additional Lyrics by Michael Mahler. This new production will be directed by Laurence Connor with Musical Staging by Bob Avian and Additional Choreography by Geoffrey Garratt, Production Design by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley based on an Original Concept by Adrian Vaux, Costume Design by Andreane Neofitou, Lighting Design by Bruno Poet, Sound Design by Mick Potter and Orchestrations by William David Brohn. Musical Supervision is by Stephen Brooker and John Rigby. Musical Direction is by Adam Rowe.