NASHVILLE, TN – May 3, 2019 – Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s “Miss Saigon” will arrive June 4-9 at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall.
“Miss Saigon” tells the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There, she meets and falls in love with an American G.I., but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. This new production features stunning sets and a 42-member cast performing the score, including Broadway hits like “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World” and “American Dream.”
“Miss Saigon” has music by Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Boublil, with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler. The new production is directed by Laurence Connor with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt. Production design is by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley based on an original concept by Adrian Vaux; costume design by Andreane Neofitou; lighting design by Bruno Poet; projections by Luke Halls; sound design by Mick Potter; and orchestrations by William David Brohn. Music supervision is by Stephen Brooker and James Moore, with casting by Merri Sugarman for Tara Rubin Casting.
Since its London premiere in 1989, Mackintosh’s production of Boublil and Schönberg’s “Miss Saigon” has become one of the most successful musicals in history. The original Broadway production of “Miss Saigon” opened on April 11, 1991, with what was the largest advance sale in Broadway history ($37 million). The show went on to play for nearly 10 years with 4,111 performances and was seen by more than 5.9 million people. Miss Saigon has been performed in 32 countries, over 350 cities, in 15 different languages, has won over 70 awards including two Olivier Awards, three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards and been seen by over 36 million people worldwide.
The new production of “Miss Saigon opened in London in May 2014 to record-breaking advance sales and critical acclaim. Mackintosh announced in 2015 that the production would transfer for a limited Broadway run from March 1, 2017, to Jan. 14, 2018, before launching its national tour at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island in September 2018.
For more information, visit www.miss-saigon.com.
Miss Saigon is the seventh show featured in the 2018-19 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. The Broadway season is supported by the HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals, and NewsChannel 5 is the media sponsor for the season. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.
TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway series and Broadway special engagement. For more information about accessible services, contact Access@TPAC.org or 615-782-6577.
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