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‘Miss Saigon’ to Land In Pittsburgh Tuesday

Emily Bautista and Anthony Festa appear in a scene from the musical revival of Broadway smash hit “Miss Saigon,” which opens Tuesday at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh. (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

PITTSBURGH — Legendary Broadway Musical “Miss Saigon” opens at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Feb. 4, as part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s PNC Broadway series.

The show will take the Benedum stage each night from Tuesday through Sunday, Feb. 4-9.

Casting was announced last year for Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg’s legendary musical–a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the United Kingdom.

Red Concepcion will lead the tour as “the Engineer” direct from the UK Tour, Emily Bautista will play “Kim” having also performed the role in the most recent Broadway production, and Anthony Festa will play “Chris.” Joining them will be Ellie Fishman as “Ellen,” J. Daughtry as “John,” Jinwoo Jung as “Thuy” and Christine Bunuan as “Gigi.” At certain performances, the role of “Kim” will be played by Christine Hwang.

Since its London premiere in 1989, “Miss Saigon” has become one of the most successful musicals in history. The original Broadway production 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 10 years with 4,111 performances and was seen by more than 5.9 million people. “Miss Saigon” has been performed in 32 countries, over 350 cities, in 15 different languages, has won more than 70 awards — including two Olivier Awards, three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards — and been seen by more than 36 million people worldwide.

The new production of Miss Saigon opened in London in May 2014 to record-breaking advance sales and critical acclaim. The Daily Telegraph wrote, “This thrilling new production spills out beyond theatre and speaks directly to the times we live in–magnificent performances.”

To purchase tickets, visit TrustArts.org, call 412-456-6666, or visit the Box Office at Theater Square. For more information, visit miss-saigon.com or MissSaigonUS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Emily Bautista and Anthony Festa appear in a scene from the musical revival of Broadway smash hit “Miss Saigon,” which opens Tuesday at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh. (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

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