VIDEO: Mackintosh Announces 25th Anniversary Filmed for Fall Release and Hints at Upcoming Movie Adaptation at MISS SAIGON's Final Performance
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the West End revival of Miss Saigon closed yesterday, February 27th, after a nearly two-year run. The show's creators, Cameron Mackintosh, Alain Boublil, and Claude-Michel Schonberg, took to the stage at the final curtain yesterday to speak about the production's success and future.
Mackintosh told fans that the 25th Anniversary London production of Miss Saigon was filmed and will be hitting movie theatres this fall! He also said that because it was so successful, he believes that the musical will find itself with a big screen adaptation very soon. A film version of the property has been rumored since the film of LES MISERABLES hit movie theatres back in 2012. Universal holds the film rights.
Watch the full speech below!
The Broadway production will begin performances in spring 2017, with a U.S. national tour set for the following year. London stars Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones are set to reprise their roles in the transfer production.
This new production of MISS SAIGON opened in May 2014 and has been a triumphant success with record-breaking advance bookings. In November 2014 MISS SAIGON won 11 awards in the BroadwayWorld.com Awards including Best Leading Actor; Best Featured Actor; Best Leading Actress; Best Featured Actress; Best Choreography; Best Costume Design and Best Direction in a New Production of a Musical. In February "MISS SAIGON" swept the board at the 2015 Whatsonstage.com awards winning a record breaking nine awards, the most awards ever won by a single show in the 15 year history of the awards including: Best West End Show; Best Revival of a Musical; Best Leading Actress in a Musical and Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
MISS SAIGON tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris - but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.Buy Tickets to Miss Saigon - click here.