Catalogue No: KIMCD1Featuring an international cast of artists, Miss Saigon is the international hit musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr.Buy the CD from Amazon:32 tracks available for downloadFor iTunes® Stores and MUSIC® in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Fiji & Papua New Guineaclick this link: For iTunes® Stores and MUSIC® in USA & Canadaclick this link: For iTunes® Stores and MUSIC® in all other available territoriesclick this link: streaming from our® channel, or listen now on Spotify®:Miss Saigon is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The setting of the plot is relocated to 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War, and Madame Butterfly's story of marriage between an American lieutenant and Japanese girl is replaced by a romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl.The musical premiered at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London on 20 September 1989, closing after over four thousand performances, on 30 October 1999. It opened on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre in 1991 and subsequently played in many other cities and embarked on tours.The musical represented Schönberg and Boublil's second major success, following Les Misérables in 1985. As of December 2012, Miss Saigon is still the eleventh longest-running Broadway musical in musical theatre history.THE CAST (in order of appearance):Saigon - April 1975The Engineer KEVIN GRAY (Toronto/Los Angeles) Kim JOANNA AMPIL (London/Sydney) Gigi SONIA SWABY (London) Mimi ZOEI LAM Yvonne IMELDA DE LOS REYES Yvette MIRLA CRISTE Bar Girls EMY BAYSIC, SYLVIA DOHI, RONA FIGUEROA, LYDIA GASTON, MARGARET GATES, ZOEI LAM, CHRISTINE LANGNER, HEIDI MEYER, CHERI NAKAMURA, ELIZABETH PAW, CHLOE STEWART, JADE KAIWALANI STICE, ROXANNE TAGA Chris PETER COUSENS (Sydney) John HINTON BATTLE (New York) Marines DONNELL AARONE, ROBERT BARTLEY, ERIC BATES, C.C. BROWN, ALVIN CRAWFORD, JAY DOUGLAS, JIM HARRISON, LEONARD JOSEPH, NORMAN KAUAHI, HOWARD KAYE, FRANK J. MAIO, KEVIN NEIL McCREADY, HENRY MENENDEZ, CHARLES MUNN, MATTHEW PEDERSON, JEFF REID, ROBERT WEBERE, BRUCE WINANT Thuy CHARLES AZULAY (Toronto) Vietnamese, Inhabitants of Saigon TITO ABELEDA, ZAR ACAYAN, ALAN ARIANO, DARRELL AUTOR, ERIC CHAN, FRANCIS J. CRUZ, PAUL MATSUMOTO, MARC OKA, MING LEE, JUAN P. PINEDA,RAY SANTOS, WELLY YANGHo Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) - April 1978Ellen RUTHIE HENSHALL (London) Assistant Commissar YANCEY ARIAS Guards FRANCIS J. CRUZ, JUAN P. PINEDA Vietnamese Soldiers TITO ABELEDA, ALAN ARIANO, NORMAN KAUAHI, RAY SANTOS,FRANCIS J. CRUZ, JUAN P. PINEDA, ZAR ACAYAN Citizens of Ho Chi Minh City/Refugees THE COMPANYAtlanta - September 1978Conference Delegates/Conference Hall Staff THE COMPANYBangkok - October 1978Owner of the Moulin Rouge JUNIX INOCIAN (London) Inhabitants of Bangkok, Bar Girls, Vendors, Tourists THE COMPANYSaigon - April 1975Marines : Shultz TOM O'LEARY Doc ERIC BATES Reeves ALVIN CRAWFORD Gibbons KEVIN NEIL McCREADY Troy LEONARD JOSEPH Nolen BRUCE WINANT Huston MATTHEW PEDERSON Frye JAY DOUGLAS Marines/Vietnamese Citizens THE COMPANYBangkok - October 1978Inhabitants of Bangkok/Customers of the Moulin Rouge THE COMPANYThe Company and those cast members unspecified are members of the Broadway Theatre Cast, New York.Produced for record by DAVID CADDICK Executive producers ALAIN BOUBLIL and CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG Orchestra conducted by DAVID CHARLES ABELL Co-ordinated for First Night Records by JOHN CRAIG Recorded at CTS Studios London, The Hit Factory New York, Whitfield St Studios London and Capitol Studios Los Angeles.Recording Engineer: DAVID HUNTAssistant Recording Engineers : CTS Studios, London LORRAINE BULLThe Hit Factory New York CARL GRANVILLECapitol Studios Los Angeles PETER DOELLMixed at the Hit Factory New York and Capitol Studios Los Angeles.
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Disc 1 - Act One: 1. Overture/Backstage Dreamland 2. The Heat Is On In Saigon 3. The Movie In My Mind 4. The Transaction 5. The Dance 6. Why God Why? 7. This Money's Yours 8. Sun And Moon 9. The Telephone Song 10. The Deal 11. The Wedding Ceremony (Dju Vui Vai) 12. Thuy's Arrival 13. The Last Night Of The World 14. The Morning Of The Dragon 15. I Still Believe 16. Back In Town 17. Thuy's Death/You Will Not Touch Him 18. If You Want To Die In Bed 19. Kim & Engineer 20. I'd Give My Life For You Disc 2 - Act Two: 1. Entr'acte 2. Bui Doi 3. The Revelation 4. What A Waste 5. Please 6. Chris Is Here 7. Kim's Nightmare 8. Room 317 9. Now That I've Seen Her 10. The Confrontation 11. The American Dream 12. Finale
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