When Takonkiat Viravan's Thai adaptation of Miss Saigon opens at Ratchadalai Theatre tomorrow, the date is precisely 23 years and one week after the world-renowned musical's premier in London on Sept 20, 1989.
Lea Salonga played Kim in the original West End production of Miss Saigon . This picture from 1991 was taken when the musical was played in Manila.
Adapting Broadway musicals is nothing new to Thai theatres. The past decade alone saw several adaptations of Broadway by Thai troupes, ranging from Fame and Dreamgirls by Dreambox, Man of La Mancha and La Cage Aux Folles by Takolkiat's Scenario, as well as quality productions such as Cabaret, Pippin, Chicago, and Hedwig by Bangkok University's Drama department.
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