Thursday, 19 November 2015

Miss Saigon to open on Broadway in 2017

It's official! The London revival of Miss Saigon by Boublil and Schönberg will transfer to Broadway in 2017.

Directed by Laurence Connor, West End leads Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones will reprise their performances as Kim and The Engineer on Broadway.

Cameron Mackintosh told the New York Times that the production will play a limited engagement from Spring 2017 until January 2018 before going on a national tour.

The West End production of Miss Saigon closes at the  Prince Edward Theatre on 27th February 2016.

In addition to Noblezada and Briones, the current West End cast includes Broadway actor Chris Peluso as ‘Chris’, Siobhan Dillon as ‘Ellen’, Hugh Maynard as ‘John’, Sangwoong Jo as ‘Thuy’ , Natalie Mendoza as ‘Gigi’, Tanya Manalang as alternate Kim and Christian Rey Marbella as alternate Engineer. From 14th December 2015, Marsha Songcome will take over as ‘Gigi’ having previously understudied the role.

The new production of Miss Saigon will open in Japan next year. Over the next few years productions will open in Germany, Australia and Asia. In addition, producers have confirmed that tours of Europe, the UK and Middle East are planned.

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