Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LEAN – A FILIPINO MUSICAL TO BE STAGED BY UP MANILA DRAMATISTA

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"The struggle for freedom is the next best thing to actually being free"
-Lean Alejandro

LEAN – A FILIPINO MUSICAL TO BE STAGED BY UP MANILA DRAMATISTA ON MAY 12 - 13 
27 year-old UP Diliman student and noted "iskolar ng bayan" named Leandro Alejandro was shot and killed in September 19, 1987. As the iconic student activist, Lean fought for national democracy in the university and in the nation. He is one of the unsung heroes who have sacrificed their lives during the turbulent days of the martial law. His life has defined an era of student activism and his work still inspires the youth today.

Students of the University of the Philippines, being a state-funded institution, are called “Iskolar ng Bayan” or People’s Scholars. The description gained political weight during the First Quarter Storm (FQS) in the 70s, a time of discontent by a generation of Baby Boomers. The description also carried with it the aphorism “Serve the people.”
Described as a Filipino left wing activist and nationalist, UP student leader Lean Alejandro actively fought the dictatorship in the 1980s. Lean became a member of the Youth for Nationalism and Democracy in 1980-81. In 1983, he was chosen as a President of its University Student Council (USC). After Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. – himself a fighter and hero and a great pride of the UP students– was assasinated, Lean left the University and went full time in the anti-Marcos struggle. In 1985, Lean was one of the founders of the left-wing umbrella organization BAYAN becoming it's Secretary-General. He was arrested and detained for two months and participated in the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolt after he was released. Post-EDSA Revolution, Alejandro ran for a seat at the Philippine House of Representatives for the small district Navotas-Malabon losing to Teresa Aquino-Oreta, the sister-in-law of then president Corazon Aquino. in a controversial and disputed election.
After losing in the election, Lean returned to his previous activities as secretary-general of nationalist organization Bagong Alyansang Makabayan. Lean openly criticized the 1987 coup d’tat that killed and injured innocent civilians. On 19 September 1987, after the failed coup attempt led by Col. Gregorio Honasan, Alejandro announced plans for a major demonstration against the return to fascism. Returning by car to the headquarters of BAYAN, he was fired upon by a gunman instantly killing Alejandro. One suspected that the assassination had been in the angle of Marcos loyalists from the Philippine Army, but no one was arrested for the assassination. Up to this untimely death, Lean offered his life to people’s movement, speaking in mass demonstrations, writing articles and discussing social issues inside the campus and in urban poor communities.
Lean’s multi-roles as activist, politician, friend, husband, son and father will be recreated in the forthcoming LEAN - A FILIPINO MUSICAL produced by UP Manila Dramatista.
The playdates are: MAY 12 - FRI. - 7 PM and MAY 13 - SAT. - 4 PM / 7 PM.
Venue: ADAMSON UNIVERSITY THEATER located at 900 SAN MARCELINO ST., ERMITA MANILA.
          The cast are as follows: Kenneth Mangurit (Lean), Frances Mendoza (Lidy), Carlo Cabahug (Ka Tanny), Carmela Reyes (Bobby), Dean Lopez (Edward), Lalaine Quinan (Jojo(, Neil Suyat (Noli), Raffy Baybay (Chino) and Uriel Molina (Mr. Tim).
Don't fail to watch this musical about the turbulent 1980s written by Gary Granada, one of the Philippines' best composers of songs that evoke nationalism and pride in our country. In this musical play, Gary Granada remixed the tune of “UP Naming Mahal” in a contemporary rock version and gave it a new and more "nationalistic sounding" lyrics, reasserting the purpose of the Iskolar ng Bayan as a "Iskolar ng Sambayanan, Tagapaglingkod ng Taongbayan".
LEAN - A FILIPINO MUSICAL shall also feature powerful catchy songs that breathe new life to the many different characters and personas of the 1980s. Through song and dance, the musical not only tells the story of the influential student activist but also creatively re-imagines the loud cries of the masses.
The September 1997 original production of LEAN THE FILIPINO MUSICAL was produced by the Leándro L. Alejandro Foundation and the UP Student Council in cooperation with the UP Diliman Committee for Arts and Culture. The musical featured renowned artists like Chikoy Pura, Bayang Barrios, Cookie Chua, and Noel Cabangon. In 2013, it was restaged by the University of the Philippines Repertory Company (UP Rep) with youth activists Vencer Crisostomo of Anakbayan and Third Alub of the League of Filipino Students who both played the role of Lean.
For further details and tickets, please call 0906-427-3981 c/o Zoe Caballero.

Monday, April 24, 2017

CHUCK MARBELLA REPRISES HIS ROLE AS THE ENGINEER IN MISS SAIGON UK TOUR 2017

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CHRISTIAN REY MARBELLA
Alternate Engineer

Dance Background: Queen City Chamber Ballet, Cebu City, Philippines.

Theater includes: LunTha in The King and I ( Newport Performing Arts Theater Manila, Philippines and The Village Theater Washington, U.S.A. ) ; Ravana in Ballet Philippines' production of Rama Hari 2012 ( Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila ); Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar ( The Village Theater, Washington U.S.A. ); The Full Monty; Show Boat; Beauty and The Beast ( all for The Village Theater, Washington U.S.A. ) and Cinderella ( Newport Performing Arts Theater Manila, Philippines ) just to name a few.

Other work includes: Schonberg and Boublil's :Do You Hear The People Sing (A Benefit Concert at the Newport Performing Arts Theater Manila, Philippines); Friends in Music ( The Peninsula Hong Kong's 85th Anniversary Celebration ); West End Benefit Concert ( Cebu City, Philippines ); Special Guest Artist : 4th of July Celebration of the American Chamber of Commerce Cebu Chapter ( Marriott Hotel Cebu, Philippines ).

Christian Rey is no stranger to touring closing the 2nd U.K. TAM Tour in 2006 playing Thuy. He is ecstatic for his next tour of duty and to be continuing his journey with Miss Saigon, after doing it in 5 different productions ( Manila, Asian Tour, 1st U.K. Tour, 2nd U.K. Tam Tour and the West End London Revival 2016 (as Alternate Engineer).
MISS SAIGON tells the story of young bar girl named Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with Chris, an American GI – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.

MISS SAIGON has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain 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; sound design by Mick Potter; and orchestrations by William David Brohn.

Since its London premiere in 1989, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s epic musical 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 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.
Here is the schedule: Curve Leicester - 3 July –  22 July 2017; Birmingham Hippodrome - 26 July – 23 September 2017; Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin - 4 October - 18 November; Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff - 29 November 2017 – 6 January 2018;  Festival Theatre Edinburgh - 17 January – 17 February 2018; Mayflower Southampton - 21 February – 17 March 2018.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

CHARLIE PUTH RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE “ATTENTION”

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INTERNATIONAL POP SUPERSTAR UNVEILS FIRST SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING SOPHOMORE ALBUM

“ATTENTION” – WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY PUTH –
IS NOW AVAILABLE TO STREAM/DOWNLOAD AT ALL DSPS

LISTEN TO “ATTENTION” HERE: https://warnermusicph.lnk.to/AttentionCharliePuth

Multi-Grammy nominee and Atlantic recording artist Charlie Puth has unveiled his hugely anticipated new single, “Attention” tonight. “Attention” - written and produced by Puth - is now available to stream and download at all online retailers and services.


“Attention” is the first release from Puth’s forthcoming sophomore album and follow-up to 2016’s now RIAA platinum certified debut album, NINE TRACK MIND. Recently named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” ranking, Puth premiered the new single last night via an immersive music experience dubbed “The Attention Room,” which is located at 8017 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. The Attention Room features a spectacular LED infinity tunnel, soundtracked by “Attention,” with visuals that were designed to replicate the brain’s reaction to receiving attention. As a result, The Attention Room experience creates a rush of excitement and joy, similar to the feelings inspired by the new single itself.

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE #THEATTENTIONROOM HERE

Created by Artist Partner Group (APG) and Atlantic Records, in partnership with Spotify, The Attention Room is now open to the public every day through April 30th. The exhibit can be viewed on weekdays from 7 pm-11 pm and on weekends from 1 pm-11 pm. No tickets or reservations are required. For more, please seewww.theattentionroom.com.

“Attention” is certain to be a live-show highlight in Puth’s upcoming North American tour. The dates – which see Puth performing as special guest to Shawn Mendes’ “Illuminate World Tour” – begin July 6th at Portland, OR’s MODA Center and then travel through late August. For complete details and ticket information, visitwww.charlieputh.com/tour.

NINE TRACK MIND made a remarkable chart debut upon its January 2016 release, arriving at #5 on Billboard’s “Top Current Albums chart,” fueled by the 2x RIAA platinum certified top 40 smashes, “One Call Away” and “Marvin Gaye (Feat. Meghan Trainor),” as well as the platinum certified “We Don’t Talk Anymore (Feat. Selena Gomez).” A worldwide phenomenon, the album also reached #1 on iTunes charts in 28 countries around the globe, earning platinum and gold certifications in the UK, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Brazil, Colombia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and France, where Puth proved the year’s fourth greatest international seller behind David Bowie, Adele, and Coldplay.

We Don’t Talk Anymore (Feat. Selena Gomez)” – which marked Puth’s second top 10 single and fourth consecutive entry on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – was recently named to Shazam’s “Hall of Fame” with over five million individual Shazams and counting. A top 10 hit here in the US, the single was also an international favorite, topping the charts in Italy and earning multiple platinum and gold certifications in a range of countries. What’s more, the “We Don’t Talk Anymore” companion video proved an undeniable sensation, now with over 940 million views via Puth’s officialYouTube alone.

Along with his worldwide popularity, Puth is among the most honored new artists in recent memory, among his many accolades a Teen Choice Award, two Billboard Music Awards, a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award, and myriad nominations including a prestigious GRAMMY® nod for “Song of the Year.”

A gifted and charismatic live performer, Puth has proven a hugely popular concert attraction, with last year’s “Nine Track Mind Tour” selling out nearly every date within 30 minutes of its announcement. As if that weren’t enough,Puth has made a number of show-stopping TV appearances, including FOX’s 2016 Teen Choice Awards, NBC’s TODAY and The Voice, CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and 2015 American Music Awards, and both the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show and LIVE with Kelly and Michael, not to mention a recent guest cameo on CBS’ highly rated Life In Pieces.

Puth first exploded onto the music scene as a songwriter, producer and vocalist on Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” the emotional tribute to Paul Walker in FURIOUS 7. The song has officially entered the history books as one of the decade’s biggest singles, topping Billboard’s “Hot 100” for a stunning 12 weeks. Now certified 7x platinum by the RIAA, “See You Again,” is indeed a planetary phenomenon, with combined sales and track-equivalent streams in excess of TK million units worldwide. Furthermore, the song’s deeply touching companion video is now exceeding2.6 billion individual views at Wiz Khalifa’s official YouTube channel – the first ever hip-hop video to achieve the billion view milestone and YouTube’s second most popular video of all time.

“See You Again” collected a long list of awards and honors in addition to its unprecedented popularity. Along with its dual Billboard Music Awards triumph, the song was feted with the 2015 Critic’s Choice Award for “Best Song,” the 2015 Hollywood Film Award for “Hollywood Song Award,” a pair of 2015 Teen Choice Awards, three GRAMMY® Award nominations, two 2015 MTV Video Music Awards nominations, two 2015 American Music Awards nominations, and a 73rd Golden Globes Award nod for “Best Original Song.”

Friday, April 21, 2017

DUA LIPA ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE

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DUA LIPA
ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘LOST IN YOUR LIGHT’ FT. MIGUEL
TAKEN FROM HER SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM
OUT JUNE 2ND ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS

DUA LIPA IS ALSO COMING IN MANILA ON AUGUST 17 FOR #INTHEMIX2017



“The young Londoner should be one of the breakout stars of 2017” – ST Culture
“Poised to become a dangerously exciting pop star.” – NME
“Everyone’s hot tip for pop stardom in 2017” – Hunger Magazine
“Pop’s newest star is hot right now but her 2017 could be even hotter.” – Evening Standard
“A huge pop star in the making” – Elle

Dua Lipa today announces the release of her newest single ‘Lost In Your Light’ featuring Miguel. The single is the latest to be taken from her upcoming self-titled debut album, coming June 2nd on Warner Bros. Records. Today Dua also shared the album’s full tracklist, which includes the hit singles ‘Be The One’, ‘Hotter Than Hell’, ‘Blow Your Mind (Mwah)’ and a new collaboration with Chris Martin, ‘Homesick’. Pre-ordering the album will unlock an instant download of ‘Lost In Your Light’. Accompanying the announcement are various collaborations with collage artist Joe Webb (@joewebbart), whose work is currently displayed with London’s Hang Up Gallery. Check out the first piece via Dua’s Instagram.


After a whirlwind year of sell-out international tour dates, huge single releases and massive chart presence, last week Dua made her triumphant live return to London with a sold out show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on April 13th. From knock-out performances at festivals including Glastonbury, T In The Park, Secret Garden, a sold-out hometown show at Koko, extensive touring across Europe and America, Dua’s live highlight to date was her massive sold out show to over 20,000 fans in Pristina, Kosovo. To date, Dua has sold over 3.4 million singles worldwide.

So far, 2017 has seen the young Londoner claim three spots in the UK top 15 singles chart simultaneously with hit single ‘Be The One’ and features alongside Sean Paul and Martin Garrix. Her hugely successful world tour has seen her make stops all over the US, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, London and Manchester all ahead of a televised performance this summer at Glastonbury Festival.

Tracklisting
1. Genesis                                                  
2. Lost In Your Light ft. Miguel           
3. Hotter Than Hell                                 
4. Be The One                                           
5. IDGAF                                                     
6. Blow Your Mind (Mwah)                 
7. Garden                   
8. No Goodbyes                                      
9. Thinking ‘Bout You
10. New Rules                                          
11. Begging                                                
12. Homesick                                            
 Deluxe:
13. Dreams                                               
14. Room For 2                                         
15. New Love                                            
16. Bad Together                                     
17. Last Dance                                          

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

PARAMORE RETURN WITH HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM ARRIVING EVERYWHERE ON MAY 12TH

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ALBUM PRE-ORDERS BEGIN TODAY
WITH INSTANT GRAT OF FIRST SINGLE, “HARD TIMES”

COMPANION VIDEO FOR “HARD TIMES” OUT NOW (WATCH HERE)

EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR BEGINS THIS JUNE

Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has announced the eagerly awaited release of their fifth studio album. “AFTER LAUGHTER” will arrive everywhere on Friday, May 12th.  The GRAMMY Award-winning band’s first new album in more than four years, “AFTER LAUGHTER,” is available for pre-order beginning today and accompanied by an instant grat download of the just unveiled new single, “Hard Times.”  “Hard Times” is joined by a dynamic new companion video. The clip, directed by Andrew Joffe, premieres today exclusively on Fueled By Ramen’s official YouTube channel.


“AFTER LAUGHTER” was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio B – Paramore’s first time recording in their own beloved hometown. The album is produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Paramore’s own Taylor York.   “AFTER LAUGHTER” also marks the return of original member Zac Farro back to the band.

Paramore will kick off a European headline tour this June.  For tour dates and more news, please visitparamore.net.  

Paramore – 4x GRAMMY nominees and winner of the “Best Rock Song” trophy at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards – have long established themselves as international rock superstars.  Their previous self-titled album “PARAMORE” made a chart topping debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its April 2013 release marking Paramore’s first #1 album to date – and also scoring an array of #1 debuts around the globe. “PARAMORE” showcased a string of blockbuster singles including two 2x RIAA platinum-certified hits, the top 10 “Still Into You” and the #1 smash, “Ain’t It Fun.” The latter track proved Paramore’s biggest single to date, ascending to #1 at Hot AC and Rock radio outlets nationwide, #2 at Top 40, as well as to the top 10 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – the band’s first ever top 10 hit on the overall chart and their highest peaking song thus far.

Paramore has had a truly remarkable run of RIAA certified albums and singles since coming together in Nashville in 2004, from 2005’s gold-certified debut, “ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING” and 2007’s 2x platinum-certified breakthrough, “RIOT!” (with its 3x platinum-certified hit, “Misery Business,” as well as the platinum-certified singles “crushcrushcrush” and “That’s What You Get”) to 2008’s worldwide platinum “Decode” (from Chop Shop/Atlantic’s chart-topping “TWILIGHT – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK”) and 2009’s platinum-certified “brand new eyes” and its GRAMMY®-nominated smash, “The Only Exception.”

Long regarded as an exhilarating live act, Paramore has spent much of the past decade-plus on the road, with highlights including sold out headline arena tours and show-stealing festival sets around the globe. Paramore has consistently drawn both critical acclaim as well as a wide ranging list of international honors and accolades, now including a GRAMMY® Award, two People’s Choice Awards, three NME Awards, three MTV Video Music Award nominations, and much much more.

PARAMORE
“AFTER LAUGHTER”
(Fueled By Ramen)
Release Date: Friday, May 12th

TRACK LISTING
1.       Hard Times
2.       Rose-Colored Boy
3.       Told You So
4.       Forgiveness
5.       Fake Happy
6.       26
7.       Pool
8.       Grudges
9.       Caught In The Middle
10.    Idle Worship
11.    No Friend
12.    Tell Me How

Sunday, April 16, 2017

AL GATMAITAN RELEASES SELF-TITLED ALBUM

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Artist Playground proudly announces today the official release of AL GATMAITAN Self-titled 3 tracks - Single CD album  which can be downloaded in iTunes and streamed via Spotify.

The links are as follows:
SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/5Q39mmgTqJ5IHnJ7tPDatO

AL GATMAITAN is a Classical Crossover Artist and a 2-time  Aliw Awardee for Best Male Classical Singer. Award-winning composer JESSE LUCAS (2016 Aliw Awardee for Best Musical Director) composed, arranged and produced the following:
1. Perché Ringrazio La Vita
Poem by Rodolfo Chirico
Music Composed and Arranged by Jesse Lucas

*” Perché Ringrazio La Vita” which means “Why I Thank Life” 
is a song about gratitude. The poem is written by Al’s Italian professor, the late Prof. Chirico.

2. Bituing Marikit
Lyrics by Servando Angeles
Music by Nicanor Abelardo
Arranged by Jesse Lucas
Guitar: Mark Reese Gelbolingo

*A new rendition with an updated arrangement of the popular and well-loved kundiman.
3. Sa Muling Pagsibol
Poem by National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera
Music Composed and Arranged by Jesse Lucas

*An inspirational song with the poem written in response to the devastation of the Super-typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban.

RECORDED at the ACOUSTIC UNDERGROUND INC.
RECORDING ENGINEER: JAYMEE RANOA
MIXED BY AJI MANALO

PRODUCED BY ARTIST PLAYGROUND, JESSE LUCAS 
and AL GATMAITAN.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Miss Saigon Tour 2017 Cast Revealed

PRINCIPAL CASTING AND FURTHER DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE FORTHCOMING UK AND IRELAND TOUR OF
CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S
SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION OF
BOUBLIL AND SCHÖNBERG’S LEGENDARY MUSICAL



OPENING AT CURVE LEICESTER ON 1 JULY 2017
FOLLOWING ITS RECORD-BREAKING LONDON RUN
AND BRILLIANT BROADWAY OPENING

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce principal casting and further dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical MISS SAIGON, opening at Curve Leicester where it will play from Saturday 1 July – Saturday 22 July 2017. www.miss-saigon.com

Red Concepcion will play ‘The Engineer’, Sooha Kim ‘Kim’, Ashley Gilmour ‘Chris’, Zoë Doano ‘Ellen’ and Gerald Santos ‘Thuy’. At certain performances ‘Kim’ will be played by Joreen Bautista.
Christian Rey Marbella

They are joined by David Allwood, Randy Chien, Vinny Coyle,  Kristine Mae Diaz, Michael James Eborall,  Aynrand Ferrer, Seng Henk Goh, Emily Beth Harrington, Jack Heasman, Tom Hier, Barnaby Hughes, Kamm Kunaree, David Kar-Hing Lee, Amanda Lingdren, Ela Lisondra, Winchester Lopez,  Christian Rey Marbella, Jay Marsh, Tom Mussell,  Thao Nguyen, Saori Oda, YoungJoo Park,  Kiel Payton, Katherine Picar, Alistair So, Carl Jae-Suk Sohlberg, Eloisa Amalia Tan, Gavin Tsang, Amadeus Williams, and Gerald Zarcilla. Further casting to be announced soon.

In addition to the venues already announced, MISS SAIGON is now also confirmed to play the Manchester Palace Theatre (21 March – 12 May 2018), The Bristol Hippodrome (16 May – 23 June), Theatre Royal Plymouth (4 July – 4 August) and Norwich Theatre Royal (15 August – 15 September). Full details of the tour schedule to date are below with further venues to be announced soon.

Red Concepcion’s many theatre credits in his native Philippines include Adam/Felicia in Priscilla Queen of the Desert for which he won the ALIW Award and Gawah Buhay Award, Tommy in The Normal Heart and Alan Strang in Equus as well as the musicals West Side Story and Hairspray.

Sooha Kim made her professional debut in this recent production of Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre where she covered the role of Kim before going on to play the role in the Japanese production. Her credits whilst training in Korea include Maureen in Rent and Carmen in Fame.

Ashley Gilmour also appeared in Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre. His most recent credits include playing Link Larkin in the national tour of Hairspray.

Zoë Doano’s many West End theatre credits include Cosette in Les Misérables, Johanna in Sweeney Todd and most recently Grazia in Death Takes A Holiday. She has also appeared in the national tours of The Sound of Music and High Society.
Gerald Santos

Gerald Santos was the youngest ever winner of the biggest singing contest in the Philippines, Pinoy Pop Superstar. He has released five studio albums and has won numerous awards including winning twice Best Male Concert performer at the prestigious ALIW Awards.

Last week, this new production of MISS SAIGON opened on Broadway to nightly standing ovations following a smash-hit run in London’s West End. The New Yorker calls it a “Dynamite Broadway revival”. When this new production opened in London in May 2014 to record-breaking advance sales and critical acclaim, Dominic Cavendish in The Daily Telegraph wrote, “This thrilling new production spills out beyond the theatre and speaks directly to the times we live in”. The show 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 and Best Revival of a Musical.

MISS SAIGON tells the story of the last days of the Vietnam War, 17 year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he's fathered a son.

MISS SAIGON has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain 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.

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


MISS SAIGON UK TOUR 2017/2018

MONDAY 3 JULY – SATURDAY 22 JULY 2017
CURVE, LEICESTER
www.curveonline.co.uk - 0116 242 3595
ON SALE NOW

WEDNESDAY 26 JULY – SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2017
BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME
ON SALE NOW

WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2017
BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE, DUBLIN
www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie - +353 (1) 677 7999
ON SALE NOW

WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2017 – SATURDAY 6 JANUARY 2018
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF
www.wmc.org.uk - 029 2063 6464
ON SALE NOW

WEDNESDAY 17 JANUARY – SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2018
FESTIVAL THEATRE EDINBURGH
www.edtheatres.com - 01315296000
ON SALE NOW

WEDNESDAY 21 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 17 MARCH 2018
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
www.mayflower.org.uk - 02380 711811
ON SALE NOW

WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH – SATURDAY 12 MAY 2018
MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE
ON SALE 18 MAY 2017

WEDNESDAY 16 MAY – SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2018
THE BRISTOL HIPPODROME
ON SALE 18 MAY 2017

WEDNESDAY 4 JULY – SATURDAY 4 AUGUST 2018
THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH
http://www.theatreroyal.com/ - 01752 267222
ON SALE 18 MAY 2017

WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST – SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2018
NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL

ON SALE 21 AUGUST 2017