NEWS: MISS SAIGON Lands in Manila

After almost two decades since it landed by the shores of Manila, Cameron Mackintosh's newest production of Boublil and Schönberg's MISS SAIGON returns in March.

Manila, Philippines - GMG Productions, in collaboration with GWB Entertainment, has announced the arrival of Cameron Mackintosh's renowned production of Boublil & Schönberg's MISS SAIGON at The Theatre at Solaire in March 2024.

This internationally acclaimed production of MISS SAIGON originally premiered in London in May 2014, setting records for advance sales and receiving nine Whatsonstage Awards. It subsequently opened on Broadway and embarked on a highly successful US Tour, lauded as a "Dynamite Broadway revival" by The New Yorker and praised by UK's The Daily Telegraph as a production that reflects contemporary times. After completing a prosperous run at the Sydney Opera House, the show will go to Manila in March 2024, a city with deep-rooted connections to this musical.

Sir Cameron Mackintosh expressed his excitement about bringing this production to the Philippines, stating, "I’m absolutely thrilled to be bringing my spectacular new production of MISS SAIGON to Manila. Without a doubt, it is the best production of Saigon I have ever produced, with one of the most brilliant casts that have ever performed the show around the world. I can’t envisage another show of this scale being done in Manila for the foreseeable future."

Carlos Candal, GMG Productions’ CEO, added that “Following the incredible success of HAMILTON and continuing with GMGP’s commitment to bringing the absolute pinnacle of musical entertainment to Manila, I could not be more excited to be presenting MISS SAIGON at the Theater at Solaire. Filipinos have a deep connection with MISS SAIGON” because it has been the stage where countless Filipino artists have had their moment to shine.” “The production has given talents like Lea Salonga, Jon Jon Briones, Joanna Ampil, Rachelle Ann Go, and countless others a platform to showcase their extraordinary skills and passion, and we’re excited to welcome a new company of world-class performers to share the new staging of this phenomenal production.”

Torben Brookman, Director of GWB Entertainment, shares, “After witnessing the Opening Night of this production in Sydney recently, audiences are in for an absolute treat with the best production of this incredible show I’ve ever seen – the heat will be on in Manila!

Cameron Mackintosh's production of Boublil and Schönberg's classic musical initially premiered in London's West End in 1989. This Tony and Olivier award-winning musical has captured audiences worldwide, having been performed in 32 countries, 350 cities, and 15 languages over the past 34 years.

MISS SAIGON is a reimagining of Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly, relocating the love story to 1970s Vietnam. The narrative follows Kim, a young Vietnamese woman navigating the chaos of Saigon during the Vietnam War. She falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris and embarks on a three-year quest for reunion, all while carrying a heart-wrenching secret.

The musical features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil, with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler. The production is directed by Laurence Connor, with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt. The production design is by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley, based on an original concept by Adrian Vaux. Costume design is 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.

The Manila season is presented at The Theatre at Solaire by GMG Productions. Tickets will be available on November 6 through TicketWorld. Theatre enthusiasts can access the show early through UnionBank of the Philippines, the show's official sponsor and pre-sale partner, or by joining the GMG Miss Saigon waitlist at

The pre-sale period runs from October 23 to November 3.

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