Cameron Mackintosh has revealed that there will be a Gala Performance of Boublil & Schönberg’s Miss Saigon on Monday 22 September 2014 to celebrate 25 years since the musical originally premiered. The new production opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in May this year.
The original production opened on 20 September 1989 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane where it ran for ten years and still holds the record for the longest run at that theatre. Miss Saigon has been seen by more than 40 million people worldwide. After opening in London, the new production most recently opened in Japan with other productions planned to open in Korea, Australia, Europe and the US.
To celebrate this milestone, the cast of the new production will be joined onstage by members of the original company in a special finale. All tickets for this Gala Performance will be at the original 1989 prices of £22.50, £20.00, £16.50 and £13.50.
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 26 August. Fans of the show will have a two-hour priority booking period on-line from 10am via Miss Saigon social networks and the official show website with general on-sale starting at 12 noon (maximum two tickets per person on-line). Fans can also purchase by queuing in person at the box office which is open from 10am (maximum four tickets per person). To register, visit miss-saigon.com.
The Gala Performance will be recorded for BBC Radio 2 and will be broadcast in its entirety on Sunday 28 September.
The first live cast recording of the entire show featuring the 2014 company drawn from 18 countries goes on sale on Monday 22 September. It is released by Universal Music and First Night Records.
Miss Saigon stars 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.
The musical has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jnr and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain Boublil with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler. This new production is directed by Laurence Connor with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt.