Apparently B&S have just written a new song for Miss Saigon called "Leave Him?". It will make its world premiere in China next month for the Do You Hear The People Sing concerts with Michael Ball and Lea Salonga, from irish producer Enda Markey. I think Aussie singer Amanda Harrison (once the Australian Ellen) will be the first person to sing it. Not sure if this replaces Maybe or is slotted in a new place in the show? https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesing
Ellen also finds out that Kim meant much more to Chris than he had told her. Not to mention that Ellen didn't learn about Kim until after the "Bui-Doi" number (a month before the "Room 317" confrontation). Before then, Chris had never mentioned Kim (except by shouting her name in his sleep) nor shared his experiences in Vietnam with Ellen. That's why, in "I Still Believe," she frustratingly laments his emotional distance and wishes that he would open up to her, since he's obviously hurting, and she wants to help him. Ellen is a helpful person, as we further learn when she takes Chris's news in stride and agrees to accompany him to Thailand to unite with his son. Anyway, after John's speech at the Atlanta chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America, he reveals to Chris that Kim is alive and has borne his son. This is when Chris (with prodding from John) finally decides to tell Ellen about Kim -- and now his son, too. Except that he doesn't tell her the whole truth, just that she was a one-night stand, which resulted in Tam's birth (unbeknownst to him until now). Rather, it is via Kim that Ellen finally learns the truth, and that's why she feels betrayed by Chris and is resentful of Kim's intrusion at that moment. So, Ellen was blindsided by both Chris and Kim, and her irate reaction is understandable.
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