Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Gala Performance to Celebrate 25 Years of MISS SAIGON on the 22 September 2014

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce that on Monday 22 September 2014 at 7.00pm there will be a Gala Performance of Boublil & Schönberg’s “MISS SAIGON” to celebrate 25 years since the musical originally premiered. The new production opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in May this year and has been a triumphant success with record advance bookings. The overwhelming audience response has been just as rapturous as the original. 

The original production opened on 20 September 1989 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane where it ran for 10 years and still holds the record for the longest run at that theatre. “MISS SAIGON” has been seen by over 40 million people worldwide. After opening in London, the new production most recently opened in Japan with other productions planned to open in Korea, Australia, Europe and the U.S.

To celebrate this milestone, the cast of the new production will be joined onstage by members of the original company in a special finale. All tickets for this Gala Performance will be at the original 1989 prices of: £22.50, £20.00£16.50 and £13.50.

Tickets for this performance go on sale on Tuesday 26 August. Fans of the show will have a two-hour priority-booking period on-line from 10.00am via “MISS SAIGON” social networks and the official show website with general on-sale starting at 12.00 noon (maximum 2 tickets per person on-line). Fans can also purchase by queuing in person at the Box Office which is open from 10am (maximum 4 tickets per person). To register please visit miss-saigon.com.

This Gala Performance will be recorded for BBC Radio 2 and will be broadcast in its entirety on Sunday 28 September.

The first Live Cast Recording of the entire show featuring the extraordinary 2014 company drawn from 18 countries goes on sale on Monday 22 September. It is released by Universal Music and First Night Records and will be available from iTunes, the Prince Edward Theatre and all good retailers.

“MISS SAIGON” stars Jon Jon Briones as ‘The Engineer’, Eva Noblezada as ‘Kim’, Alistair Brammer as ‘Chris’,Tamsin Carroll as ‘Ellen’, Kwang-Ho Hong as ‘Thuy’, Hugh Maynard as ‘John’ and Rachelle Ann Go as ‘Gigi’.

“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.

“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 is 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, Projections Realised by Luke Halls, 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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