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Filipino-Australian Abigail Adriano plays Kim in Miss Saigon in Manila

'This is a cast with incredible energy and heart who totally get the true story and its contemporary resonance,' says producer Cameron Mackintosh

Abigail Adriano in Miss Saigon (Photo by Daniel Boud)

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Full casting has been announced in Manila for the international tour of Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Miss Saigon, which will begin in Manila before traveling to other Asian territories that have yet to be announced.

Abigail Adriano and Nigel Huckle (Photo by Daniel Boud)

Seann Miley Moore (Photo by Daniel Boud)

Laurence Mossman (Photo by Daniel Boud)

The company is led by Filipino-Australians Abigail Adriano as Kim and Seann Miley Moore as the Engineer. The 19-year-old Adriano made waves during the Australian run of the production and now joins the ranks of talented Filipinas like Lea Salonga, Monique Wilson, Joanna Ampil, Carla Guevara-Laforteza, and Eva Noblezada who have played the iconic role of Kim on Broadway and the West End. Leading the cast alongside Adriano and Miley Moore is Nigel Huckle as Chris, Sarah Morrison as Ellen, Lewis Francis as John, and Laurence Mossman as Thuy.

Local Filipino performer Kiara Dario also joins the company as Gigi. Dario was recently the lead in Repertory Philippines’ Snow White and the Prince, where she was nominated as Best Performer in a Musical for the BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards. Miss Saigon marks her first international tour.

Sharing his excitement for this cast, Cameron Mackintosh said, “This is a cast with incredible energy and heart who totally get the true story of Miss Saigon and its contemporary resonance. I have no doubt it’ll be one of the most unforgettable productions of Miss Saigon we have ever seen.” GMG Productions’ CEO Carlos Candal also commented, “We’re incredibly excited to bring Miss Saigon to Manila and showcase the incredible talents of this diverse and remarkable ensemble. Filipinos will undoubtedly be treated to the exceptional artistry and performances this company of world-class performers can deliver.”

“This show is Asian excellence, and this cast is giving Slay-Asian pride!” Miley Moore said. “Miss Saigon is a story that resonates with so many of us and our families, so seeing all of us together, ready to tell this story, is really empowering. The spotlight is now on our community, and we are going to own the stage and tell our truth.” Miley Moore has garnered rave reviews for their portrayal of the challenging role of the Engineer.

The Miss Saigon company of 42 performers is completed by Michael Boyle, Carlo Boumouglbay, Ellie Chan, Shannon Cheong, Celine Cleveland, David Duketis, Natasha Dumlao, Gelina Enriquez, Sara Haruta, Leyton Holmes, Jiho Hwang, Emily Huynh, Mikaila Imaguchi, Patrick Jeremy, Hamish Johnston, Nicholas Kong, Vi Lam, Winchester Lopez, Robbie Mejica, Bailey Nathan-Park, Tetsuya Okubo, Atsushi Okumura, David Ouch, Tony Oxybel, Paloma Renouf, Annabelle Rosewarne, Jack Connor Rowan, Trevor Santos, Louis Stockil, Asmara Soekotjo, Tamsyn Thomas, Brad Veitch, Aday Velasco, Louisa Vilinne, and Sam Ward.

“Miss Saigon” performance in Australia (Photo by Daniel Boud)

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. Music supervision is by Alfonso Casado Trigo and Guy Simpson, with associate choreography by Richard Jones and the Asian tour production is directed by Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy.

Abigail Adriano and Nigel Huckle (Photo by Daniel Boud)

The Asian Tour of Miss Saigon is produced by GWB Entertainment, with the Manila season presented at The Theatre at Solaire by GMG Productions, with tickets on sale exclusively through TicketWorld. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness Miss Saigon from 23 March to 5 May. For updates and exclusive announcements, visit www.gmg-productions.com or follow @gmg.productions.


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