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 created their roles in the West End to great acclaim. They will be joined by the newly announced Rachelle Ann Go (as Gigi) and Devin Ilaw (as Thuy).
Go will reprise her West End performance as Gigi, for which she was named Best Supporting Actress in A Musical at the 2015 What’s On Stage Awards. She began her career by winning a nationally televised singing competition at the age of 17 in her native Philippines. She has since released seven multi-platinum solo albums and has appeared in various shows and international concerts. Additional theatre credits include Ariel in The Little Mermaid (Manila), Jane Porter in Tarzan (Manila) and Fantine in Les Misérables (in the West End and Manila). Her performance is captured on film in Miss Saigon—The 25th Anniversary Performance, screened this month in cinemas across the country, and next month around the world.
Ilaw most recently performed in the new Broadway production of Les Misèrables. He also played Marius in the 25th Anniversary North American tour of the musical. He has been seen as Song Liling in M. Butterfly, Evan in Wearing Black, Lun Tha in The King & I and Thuy in Miss Saigon (2010 Toronto revival).
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.