West End Musical Miss Saigon to celebrate 25th anniversary with special gala performance.
Miss Saigon to be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Sunday 28 September 2014.
Impressario Cameron Mackintosh has announced that his hit musical MISS SAIGON, currently playing at the Prince Edward Theatre in London, is to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special gala performance.
Playing on Monday 22 September 2014, This gala performance of Boublil & Schönberg’s Miss Saigon celebrates 25 years since the musical originally premiered at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 20 September 1989 – where it played for 10 years and holds the record at the theatre for the longest-running show.
Members of the original Theatre Royal Drury Lane production will join current cast members at the Prince Edward Theatre on 22 September for a special finale.
Tickets to the gala will be set at 1989 prices and will be on sale on Tuesday 26 August 2014 at 12 noon, with fans given priority from 10am on Miss Saigon social networks or direct from the box-office at the Prince Edward Theatre on Old Compton Street.
BBC Radio 2 Broadcast
The gala performance will also be recorded by the BBC for a special broadcast in full on BBC Radio 2 on Sunday 28 September.
In other news, the first Live Cast Recording of the entire show featuring the 2014 company will go on sale on Monday 22 September released by Universal Music and First Night Records.
The current production of Miss Saigon, which opened to rave reviews in May 2014, features a cast that includes Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer, Eva Noblezada as Kim, Alistair Brammer as Chris, Tamsin Carroll as Ellen, Kwang-Ho Hong as Thuy, Hugh Maynard as John and Rachelle Ann Go as Gigi.
Miss Saigon features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Richard Maltby Jnr and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain Boublil. Direction is by Laurence Connor with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt.