Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon (Musical) coming to the Prince Edward Theatre London Previews from 03 May 2014 with the official Opening night on 21 May 2014 Directed by Laurence Connor.

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production is making its highly anticipated return to the West End. Miss Saigon made its world premiere in London in 1989 winning two Olivier Awards before enjoying an impressive 10 year run at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago, it has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world. Based on Giacomo Puccini’s famous opera Madame Butterfly, Miss Saigon transports the classic love story to the final days of the American occupation of Saigon in 1975. There American GI John buys the services of 17-year-old Kim, an orphan who has been forced to work as a bar girl in a sleazy nightclub, for fellow soldier Chris. As the pair falls in love, but find themselves tragically separated when the war ends, their night together unexpectedly leads to life-changing consequences.

 

 

Music and Lyrics

 

Claude-Michel Schonberg – Music
(b 6 July 1944 in Vannes) is a French record producer, actor, singer, songwriter, and musical theatre composer, best known for his collaborations with lyricist Alain Boublil. Major works include La Révolution Française (1973), Les Misérables (1980), Miss Saigon (1989), Martin Guerre (1996), The Pirate Queen (2006), and Marguerite (2008).In 2001 Schönberg composed his first ballet score, Wuthering Heights. In 2011, Schönberg created the musical score for the ballet Cleopatra for the Northern Ballet, based in Leeds. Choreography is by the Ballet’s artistic director David Nixon. The show toured the UK throughout 2011.

Alain Boublil – Music and Lyrics
(b 1941) is a musical theatre lyricist and librettist, best known for his collaborations with the composer Claude-Michel Schönberg for musicals on Broadway and London’s West End. These include: La Révolution Française (1973), Les Misérables (1980), Miss Saigon (1989), Martin Guerre (1996), The Pirate Queen (2006), and Marguerite (2008). Martin Guerre reached the West End in 1996 and won the 1997 Olivier Award for Best Musical. Productions on tour in the UK and the US, and Europe.

Richard Maltby, Jr.- Lyrics
(b October 6, 1937) is a theatre director and producer, lyricist, and screenwriter. He has conceived and directed the only two musical revues to ever win the Tony Award for Best Musical: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards, also Tony Award for Best Director) and Fosse (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards).He was director/co-lyricist for the American version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song and Dance, (1986) starring Bernadette Peters. He was co-lyricist for Miss Saigon (Evening Standard Award 1990; Tony nomination: Best Score, 1991).

 

Cast

 

Jon Jon Briones – Engineer
was in the ensemble in the original cast of “Miss Saigon” when the show opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He has since played the role of ‘The Engineer’ in his native Philippines, London, on tour in both the UK and US and also in Germany.

Eva Noblezada – Kim
will make her professional stage debut as ‘Kim’.

Alistair Brammer
made his professional stage debut as ‘Marius’ in the West End production of “Les Misérables” at the Queen’s Theatre having previously appeared in a special finale of the show for the show’s 20th birthday where he played the same role as part of the Schools’ Edition cast. Following his appearance in the West End, Alistair was cast as ‘Jean Prouvaire’ in the smash hit film of “Les Misérables”, a role he also played in the 25 the Anniversary of the show at the O2. He can currently be seen as ‘Billy’ in the West End production of “War Horse”.

Tamsin Carroll
was recently seen as ‘Chairy Barnum’ in “Barnum” at Chichester Festival Theatre. She was last seen in the West End as ‘Nancy’ in “Oliver!”, a role she also played in her native Australia, for which she was awarded the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Also in Australia, Tamsin received critical acclaim for her stunning performance as the title role in “Dusty” where she won both the Green Room and Helpmann awards for Best Actress in a Musical. Her other UK theatre credits include “The Magistrate” at the National Theatre, ‘Emma Goldman’ in “Ragtime” and ‘Titania’ in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, both for the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park.

Hugh Maynard – John
played the role of ‘John’ in the first and second national UK tours of “Miss Saigon”. He was most recently seen in the tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”. His West End credits include “Sister Act” and the original cast of “The Lion King”.

Rachell Ann Go
is a well-known TV star in the Philippines having won their “Search for a Star” contest and is a double-platinum recording artist.

 

Playing at the Prince Edward Theatre

Previews from May 03 2014 ….. Opening Night May 21 2014

 

Prince Edward Theatre

Old Compton St, London W1D 4HS UK

 

Ensemble

includes; Julia Abueva, Natalie Chua, Jon-Scott Clark, Rob Compton , Callum Francis, Ashley Gilmour, Maria Graciano, Simon Hardwick, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Matthew Jeans, Kurt Kansley, Kittiphun Kittipakapom, David Lee, Mitch Leow, Ela Lisondra, Tanya Manalang, Christian Rey Marbella, Kanako Nakano, Thao Therese Nguyen, Saori Oda, Ariel Reonal, Jon Reynolds, Romeo Salazar, Jordan Shaw, Marsha Songcome, Eloisa Amalia Tan, Christian Tanamal, Thao Vilayvong, Amadeus Williams and Gerald Zarcilla.

 

Creative

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 Alfonso Casado Trigo.

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