Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce casting for his acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon.

Leo Tavarro Valdez will star as ‘The Engineer’, Sooha Kim as ‘Kim’, Ashley Gilmour as ‘Chris’, Elana Martin as ‘Ellen’, Ryan O’Gorman as ‘John’, Gerald Santos as ‘Thuy’ and Aicelle Santos as ‘Gigi’. At certain performances ‘The Engineer’ is played by Christian Rey Marbella, and ‘Kim’ is played by Joreen Bautista.

Last year, this production of Miss Saigon opened on Broadway where it played to nightly ovations and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

The New Yorker called it a “Dynamite Broadway revival”.

The show swept the board at the 2015 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 and Best Revival of a Musical.

Since its London premiere in 1989, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s legendary musical 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).

Miss Saigon tells the story of the last days of the Vietnam War, following the life of 17 year-old Kim who is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer.

The show went on to play for nearly ten years and 4,063 performances seen by more than 5.9 million people.

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.

Tickets can be picked up from Sunderland Empire Box Office on High Street West, via the ticket centre 0844 871 3022* or *calls cost up to 7p per minute plus



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