'Miss Saigon' returns to Broadway - VnExpress International

'Miss Saigon' returns to Broadway

By Reuters   February 16, 2017 | 08:58 am GMT+7

'Miss Saigon' star says the play's themes of 'empathy, strength, resolve and love' are especially relevant today.

 "Miss Saigon" returns to its original home at The Broadway Theatre in New York City after two years in London. The long-running musical, which debuted in 1991 and ran for nearly a decade on Broadway, is a tragic love story set during the Vietnam War.

"Miss Saigon" star Jon Jon Briones said the play's themes are still current today.

"It's very relevant that you see families being torn apart and loved ones being torn apart," he said. "But at the same time, you see also good things come of it, empathy and strength and resolve and love."

"Miss Saigon" co-star Eva Noblezada says her role of Kim is "epic."

"She's a tigress," she said. "She fights for what she believes in and the things she clings to is love and is hope. And you see her get beaten, you see her get dragged through the mud quite literally and it's sad to watch but it's necessary, you know, all eyes on the truthful story."

Previews for "Miss Saigon" begin on March 1 with opening night on March 23. The musical is scheduled to run through January 15, 2018.

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