Allegiance and Hamilton Stars Join Cast of Miss Saigon Broadway Revival

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Katie Rose Clarke and Nicholas Christopher have joined the company of the revival, which begins previews in March.
Katie Rose Clarke and Nicholas Christopher
Katie Rose Clarke and Nicholas Christopher

Additional casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh’s Broadway revival of Alan Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony-winning musical Miss Saigon, which will begin previews March 1, 2017, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) prior to an official opening March 23.

Laurence Connor will direct.

As previously reported, the musical will feature American actors Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer and 20-year-old Eva Noblezada as Kim, who both created their roles in the West End to great acclaim, with Rachelle Ann Go (as Gigi) and Devin Ilaw (as Thuy).

Newly announced for the production are Katie Rose Clarke (as Ellen) and Nicholas Christopher (as John).

Clarke was recently seen on Broadway in Allegiance; she also played Glinda in Wicked and Clara in Light in the Piazza, roles she also played in each show’s national tour. Christopher was featured this summer as George Washington in Hamilton on Broadway.

Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 14, 2018, before launching a North American tour later in the year.

The musical, according to press notes, “tells the story of young bar girl named Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with Chris, an American GI—but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.”

Miss Saigon has music by Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Boublil, with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler. The new production is directed by Connor with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt. Production design is by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley, based on an original concept by Adrian Vaux; costume design is by Andreane Neofitou; lighting design is by Bruno Poet; sound design is by Mick Potter; and orchestrations are by William David Brohn.

Tickets are available at saigonbroadway.com and at telecharge.com, or by phone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 447-7400 and at the Broadway Theatre box office.

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