London Miss Saigon Filmed for Cinema Broadcast

News   London Miss Saigon Filmed for Cinema Broadcast The Broadway-bound revival of the Vietnam-set musical is heading to theatres this fall.
Eva Noblezada in <i>Miss Saigon</i>
Eva Noblezada in Miss Saigon Michael Le Poer Trench

The West End return of Miss Saigon ended its run February 27, with plans afoot for productions around the world, including a 2017 Broadway return. It is expected that the production will play Broadway’s Imperial Theatre, where the current revival of Les Misérables will end its run September 4.

During the curtain call of the February 27 final performance, producer Cameron Mackintosh took the stage to thank the cast and the show’s writers, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil.

Mackintosh also revealed that the 25th anniversary gala performance of Miss Saigon, which took place September 24, 2015, was filmed with the intent to screen the musical in cinemas next fall. Talks are still underway for a full-fledged film adaptation of the epic story.

The gala performance was released as a live cast album last year.

Crossing the Atlantic with the production will be the two London stars, Eva Noblezada, a 19-year-old from North Carolina as Kim, and Jon Briones as the Engineer. They will make their Broadway debuts in the revival.

Those roles were created in the 1989 London production and the 1991 Broadway production by Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce, both of whom won Tony Awards for their performances.