Miss Saigon Revival Is Happening
Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:55 PM
Posted 09 December 2013 - 08:11 PM
This is the girl cast as Gigi singing `Part of Your World` from Little Mermaid. Obviously she will be different in Miss Saigon.
Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:18 PM
This made me think, wouldn't it be amazing if they would film the new London production, like a live event as they did with "the Sound of music" now? Or more like the style of the Cats dvd, or a combination of both? At the end of the run of course. It would be a great document of the show for future generations. I feel the new generation has no idea what the show is like. I also think it will add to the popularity of the show, look at the recent Phantom 25th and Les Mis 25th productions put to dvd. It's all about putting it out there.
I feel they have found a strong cast with great singers, which is absolutely essential for this material, so this would be the opportunity. Because if they don't do it, and the show stops after a year, there will be nothing left once again. Only a possible future film version and we all know what kind of people they will hire for that. (the terrible singing which made the les Mis film end up in the $1,- bin at wall mart after a few weeks, while the 10th anniversary dvd is still popular after 15 years) At least we will have a document that does the material justice.
I agree with this, although I'd welcome a movie if it was done right.
Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:59 PM
Such a good point about the longevity of the concert/anniversary production DVDs. I bought the Les Mis film on dvd months ago after seeing it twice at the cinema, I doubt I'll watch it any time soon, mainly because of the inferior singing quality to the concert productions. I have the 10th and 25th anniversary recordings which are my favourites and easily the best after the original soundtrack.
I hope they do what you suggest and film it at the end of its run.
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