Miss Saigon Revival Opens on Broadway March 23

Broadway News   Miss Saigon Revival Opens on Broadway March 23
 
Eva Noblezada makes her Broadway debut as Kim in the revival of the Boublil and Schönberg musical.
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Eva Noblezada and Alistair Brammer Matthew Murphy

The Broadway revival of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Miss Saigon opens March 23 at the Broadway Theatre. The production is scheduled to play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018 before launching a North American tour later that year. Previews began March 1.

Read reviews for the revival here.

The original production of Saigon also played the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 4,111 performances.

Miss Saigon is directed Laurence Connor, with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt.

This new revival—which comes to Broadway after a 2014 London run—has undergone revisions guided by a directorial approach that brings an authentic focus to the human cost of the Vietnam War.

Read: HOW THIS MISS SAIGON HONORS THE VIETNAMESE PERSPECTIVE

Four stars of the London revival reprise their performances for the Broadway transfer: Eva Noblezada (Kim), Alistair Brammer (Chris), Jon Jon Briones (The Engineer), and Rachelle Ann Go (Gigi).

They are joined by Katie Rose Clarke as Ellen, Nicholas Christopher as John, and Devin Ilaw as Thuy. Lianah Sta. Ana will play the role of Kim at certain performances.

Watch Playbill live on the red carpet tonight as they speak to stars Eva Noblezada, Alistair Brammer, Jon Jon Briones and the company and creators of Miss Saigon moments after the opening night curtain comes down. Follow Playbill on Facebook and opt in to Live Video notifications, or visit our Facebook page around 10PM ET to tune in.


The ensemble includes Carol Angeli, Emily Bautista, Mike Baerga, Billy Bustamante, Viveca Chow, Julian DeGuzman, Colby Dezelick, Taurean Everett, Paige Faure, Graham Scott Fleming, Casey Garvin, Nkrumah Gatling, Dan Horn, Ericka Hunter, Adam Kaokept, Lina Lee, Paul HeeSang Miller, Robert Pendilla, Catherine Ricafort, Casey Lee Ross, Jason Sermonia, Julius Sermonia, Antoine L. Smith, Sam Strasfeld, Tiffany Toh, Kimberly-Ann Truong, Kei Tsuruharatani, Christopher Vo, Travis Ward-Osborne, Charlie Williams, Anna-Lee Wright, Warren Yang, and Minami Yusui.

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.

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; orchestrations are by William David Brohn.

Tickets are available at SaigonBroadway.com and Telecharge.com, by phone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 447-7400, and at the Broadway Theatre box office (1681 Broadway, NYC).

(Updated March 23, 2017)

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