Scoop! MISS SAIGON Revival Still Searching for Kim and Engineer; To Hold Auditions in NYC
BroadwayWorld.com has learned via a casting notice sent to agents this week that the upcoming West End revival of Miss Saigon is still searching for both 'Kim' and 'the Engineer'. The casting search will continue in New York City after open auditions were held in London this July.
Auditions will be held at the end of this month and early October for the roles. The musical is currently set to begin rehearsals on March 10, 2014, with performances beginning on May 1 at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Orphaned by war, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work as a bar girl in a sleazy Saigon night club owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as 'The Engineer'. John, an American GI, buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night. That night will change their lives forever.
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 and the greatest success ever to play the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. As well as record breaking London and Broadway runs, MISS SAIGON has been performed in 28 countries, over 300 cities in 15 different languages, has won over 40 awards including 2 Olivier Awards, 3 Tony Awards, and 4 Drama Desk Awards and been seen by over 35 million people worldwide.
Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil recently wrote a powerful new song called 'Maybe' for the role of Ellen to sing in the second act which has been included in the recent Dutch and Japanese productions but London audiences will be the first to hear the song in English.
MISS SAIGON has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jnr and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain Boublil. This new production will be directed by Laurence Connor with Musical Staging by Bob Avian and additional Choreography by Geoffrey Garratt, Production Design by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley from an original concept by Adrian Vaux, Costume Design by Andreane Neofitou, Orchestrations by William David Brohn, Lighting Design by Bruno Poet and Sound Design by Mick Potter.
Priority Booking opens 2 September 2013, with public on-sale on 9 September 2013. Sign up for priority/groups at miss-saigon.com