Not only is Miss Saigon making a highly-anticipated return to Broadway in spring 2017, but producers have now announced that the musical will return to the place where the original Broadway production became a critical and commercial hit - the Broadway Theatre.
Actor Kan (Khan) Bonfils, best known to theater fans as the king in the 2000 West End revival of "The King and I," has died after collapsing during rehearsal. “During rehearsals for an upcoming performance, he collapsed and was unable to be resuscitated. His sudden loss is a tragedy, and he will be sorely missed,” says his agent Olivia Bell. Bonfils was rehearsing for an upcoming performance in the Craft Theatre production of "Dante’s Inferno," which is scheduled to open at London’s Rag Factory next week. A statement from Craft Theatre states, "With great sadness, we announce the death of Kan Bonfils. His sudden loss is a tragedy and he will be sorely missed.” The theater’s spokesman, Chris Hislop, reported that an ambulance was called as director Rocky Rodriguez Jr. performed CPR on location.
Graciela Daniele will direct the world premiere of the new play by the 'Les Misérables' lyricist.
A new musical play by the 'Les Misérables' and 'Miss Saigon' lyricist/librettist is scheduled to open in December at 59E59 Theaters.
We always knew it would happen. The famous helicopter in the musical (actually, it's a through-sung rock opera, but let's not quibble) 'Miss Saigon' is set to land again in London--along with the rest of the show, in a new production. The occasion is the 25th anniversary of the original and will reunite several of the original team, notably producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh, and composer and lyricist Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil. The cast is mostly new, with one or two returnees and promotions.