ShowBiz News, London — The much anticipated return of one of the world’s most famous musicals ‘Miss Saigon’ finally happened on 3rd May, marking the 25th year anniversary of the shows premiere at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1989.
The musical, written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg and reworked by Sir Cameron Mackintosh is said to have set a new record for a single day sales in West End and Broadway ticket sales history, selling £4,402,371 (P325.8M) worth of tickets in September 2013.
Among the 2014 Miss Saigon casts is Filipino pop music artist and actress Rachel Ann Go who made her Theatre debut as Ariel in the Atlantis Production of Disney’s Little Mermaid in 2011. Rachel plays the role of Saigon bar girl Gigi Van Tranh, originally played by another Filipina Isay Alvarez in 1989.
Miss Saigon tells the tale of an ill fated romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese woman during the Vietnamese war.
The show is directed by Laurence Connor and features 17 year old American student Eva Noblezada as Kim, originally played by Lea Salonga who became world famous for her role as Kim and went on to win the Laurence Olivier Award and Tony Award.
‘Miss Saigon’ is currently playing at Prince Edward Theatre, London.