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Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary (2016)

A filmed production of the musical 'Miss Saigon' for its 25th anniversary, performed live at London's Prince Edward Theatre, in London's West End. Including the 2hr 20minute production and a bonus 35-minute "25th Anniversary Gala" which included stars of the original cast, Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga and Simon Bowman.

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Brett Sullivan
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Credited cast:
Jon Jon Briones ... The Engineer
Eva Noblezada ... Kim
Alistair Brammer ... Chris
Kwang-Ho Hong Kwang-Ho Hong ... Thuy
Tamsin Carroll Tamsin Carroll ... Ellen
Hugh Maynard Hugh Maynard ... John
Rachelle Ann Go ... Gigi
William Dao William Dao ... Tam
Paul Benedict Sarte Paul Benedict Sarte ... Tam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cezarah Bonner Cezarah Bonner ... Alumni
Nick Bonner Nick Bonner ... Alumni
Simon Bowman Simon Bowman ... Chris (finale)
Greg Canestrari ... Alumni Ensemble
Julian Essex-Spurrier Julian Essex-Spurrier ... Ensemble
Callum Evans Callum Evans ... Ensemble / Acro Swing
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A filmed production of the musical 'Miss Saigon' for its 25th anniversary, performed live at London's Prince Edward Theatre, in London's West End. Including the 2hr 20minute production and a bonus 35-minute "25th Anniversary Gala" which included stars of the original cast, Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga and Simon Bowman.

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Drama | Musical | Romance | War

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Rated R for sexual material, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Saigon See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,646,351
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The majority of the principle actors will reprise their roles when the musical transfers to Broadway in March of 2017. This includes Jon Jon Briones (The Engineer), Eva Noblezada (Kim), Alistair Brammer (Chris) and Rachelle Ann Go (Gigi). See more »

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Wow
16 November 2016 | by david_kravitzSee all my reviews

To quote the critic of the Daily Mail, "The best live film of a stage show that I've seen". And I fully agree with him. I am an avid fan of musicals with a DVD collection over 700+.

Having had to wait 25 years since my late wife and I saw it at Drury Lane, London, I have had to be content with the CD.

This production and the DVD are worth more than 10. If you buy only one DVD of a musical, stage or screen, it has to be this one. From the two showstoppers at the beginning and end, The heat is on in Saigon and American Dream, to the beautiful duet, The last night of the World, the score and the performances are fantastic.

After Les Miserables, still the best musical ever, Boubil and Schonberg came up with another smash, this time based on Madame Butterfly. And thanks to Cameron Mackintosh for his foresight in producing both shows.

Bringing this show to a smaller stage than Drury Lane created several problems the least of which was the helicopter and the number involving the statue of Ho Chi Min was more cramped.

There are two extras with the DVD, one giving a history of the musical and the other, the after show performances from the original cast which reduced me to tears of joy. Each member of both casts and the production team deserve a huge amount of applause, which they duly got.

The close up singing shots strongly suggest there were so many cameras, that many were on stage and thus part of the performances were filmed not on the night. If you love musicals, this one totally without fault with a dream cast and incredible production values. Enjoy.


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