Miss Saigon, which premiered at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1989, returns to the West End's Prince Edward Theatre for its 25th anniversary in a new production, opening May 21. Here, we look at audition tapes from original star Lea Salonga and current star Eva Noblezada.
Salonga originated the role of Kim in the 1989 production. The actress, who won the Olivier Award for her performance, auditioned for the role of Kim at 17 years old, singing "On My Own" from Les Misérables.
In the below video, Salonga — also a Tony Award winner for Miss Saigon — was asked to sing "Sun and Moon" and "The Movie in My Mind" for the creative team including the show's writers, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, and producer Cameron Mackintosh.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You