Casting for Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical MISS SAIGON—a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UK—has been announced for its highly anticipated engagement in Los Angeles at Hollywood Pantages for 4 weeks July 16 – August 11, 2019. For the first time in 17 years MISS SAIGON will tour in North America. Tickets for MISS SAIGON are now on sale, and available at www.HollywoodPantages.com/MissSaigon and www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 982-2787 or in person at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre Box Office (Opens Daily at 10am PT). Ticket prices start at $49.
Red Concepción will lead the tour as ‘the Engineer’ direct from the current UK Tour, Emily Bautista will play ‘Kim’ having also performed the role in the most recent Broadway production and Anthony Festa will play ‘Chris.’ Joining them will be Stacie Bono as ‘Ellen,’ J. Daughtry as ‘John,’ Jinwoo Jung as ‘Thuy’ and Christine Bunuan as ‘Gigi.’ At certain performances, the role of ‘Kim’ will be played by Myra Molloy.
They are joined by Alexander Aguilar, Eric Badiqué, Brandon Block, Eymard Cabling, Joven Calloway, Rae Leigh Case, Kai An Chee, Matthew Dailey, Julie Eicher, Noah Gouldsmith, Adam Kaokept, David Kaverman, McKinley Knuckle, Madoka Koguchi, Nancy Lam, Brian Shimasaki Liebson, Garrick Macatangay, Jonelle Margallo, Kevin Murakami, Jackie Nguyen, Matthew Overberg, Emilio Ramos, Adam Roberts, Michael Russell, Paul Schwensen, Julius Sermonia, Emily Stillings, Tiffany Toh, Nicholas Walters and Anna-Lee Wright. The role of Tam is played by Tyler Dunn, Haven Je, Fin Moulding and Adalynn Ng.
Red Concepción and Jinwoo Jung are appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance with this production.
Red Concepción received rave reviews as ‘The Engineer’ in the UK Tour of Miss Saigon. His many theatre credits in his native Philippines include ‘Adam/Felicia’ in Priscilla: Queen of the Desert for which he won the ALIW Award and Gawah Buhay Award, ‘Tommy’ in The Normal Heart and ‘Alan Strang’ in Equus, as well as the musicals West Side Story and Hairspray.
Emily Bautista made her Broadway debut in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon where she understudied and played the role of ‘Kim.’ She has been most recently seen as ‘Éponine’ in the current national tour of Les Misérables.
Anthony Festa has most been recently been seen in NYC in the Outer Critics Circle Award-winning best musical, Desperate Measures. He has also toured with the companies of Wicked and Finding Neverland and played Tony in West Side Story in the West End and on International/UK Tour.
J. Daughtry has been seen on Broadway in Beautiful—The Carole King Musical and The Color Purple. His TV appearances include Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order: SVU, Elementary and Orange is the New Black.
Stacie Bono has been seen Off-Broadway in the Barrow Street production of Sweeney Todd as the ‘Beggar Woman/Pirelli’ and Avenue Q as ‘Kate Monster/Lucy T. Slut.’ Regionally, Stacie has been at the Guthrie Theater, Tuacahn and Denver Center.
Jinwoo Jung was born and raised in Korea and was most recently seen Off-Broadway in K-Pop. He has performed regionally in La Cage aux Folles (East West Players), The Christians (Mark Taper Forum) and will appear in M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming new film Glass.
Christine Bunuan’s credits include the national tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Writers Theatre, Silk Road Rising, Goodman Theatre and Steppenwolf, Marriott Theatre.
MISS SAIGON tells the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim, who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he's fathered a son. This new production features stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score, including Broadway hits like “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World” and “American Dream.”
MISS SAIGON has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain Boublil, with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler. The new production is directed by Laurence 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 by Andreane Neofitou; lighting design by Bruno Poet; projections by Luke Halls; sound design by Mick Potter; and orchestrations by William David Brohn. Music supervision is by Stephen Brooker and James Moore, with casting by Merri Sugarman for Tara Rubin Casting.
Since its London premiere in 1989, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s epic musical MISS SAIGON has become one of the most successful musicals in history. The original Broadway production of MISS SAIGON opened on April 11, 1991 with what was the largest advance sale in Broadway history ($37 million). The show went on to play for nearly ten years with 4,111 performances and was seen by more than 5.9 million people. MISS SAIGON has been performed in 32 countries, over 350 cities, in 15 different languages, has won over 70 awards including 2 Olivier Awards, 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards and been seen by over 36 million people worldwide.
The new production of MISS SAIGON opened in London in May 2014 to record-breaking advance sales and critical acclaim. The Daily Telegraph wrote, “This thrilling new production spills out beyond theatre and speaks directly to the times we live in—magnificent performances.” The Daily Mail said, “The greatest musical of all-time just got even better!” The London Times called the production “thrilling, soaring and spectacular.” NY1 proclaimed “the new Miss Saigon soars to the rafters!” And The New Yorker called Miss Saigon “a dynamite Broadway revival!”
The full backstage story of how the new production was created, The Heat Is Back On, is now available on DVD by Universal and is one of the most comprehensive insights into how a big musical is put together that has ever been filmed.
The performance schedule for MISS SAIGON is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm.
MISS SAIGON is recommended for ages 12 and up. Contains some scenes and language which may not be suitable for younger audience members, including scenes of a sexual nature. Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age. This production includes gun shots and pyrotechnics. We encourage parents to consider these factors when making their decisions about attending the performance.
Individual tickets for MISS SAIGON start at $49. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A complete list of cities and dates for the national tour of MISS SAIGON can be found at www.miss-saigon.com.
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