Rachelle Ann Go will be reprising her West End role as Gigi when Miss Saigon moves back to Broadway in 2017. She will be joined by fellow Filipino theater veteran Jon Jon Briones, who will also be reprising his role as The Engineer. Briones was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for the same role last year. As previously announced, the much-awaited Broadway run begins on March 1, 2017, with opening night slated for March 23, 2017.
(READ: Jon Jon Briones Slated for Miss Saigon Broadway Run)
Go played Gigi in the West End run from 2014-2015. She co-starred with Filipino theater star Tanya Manalang, where the latter alternated with Eva Noblezada for the lead role of Kim. Go later moved on to playing Les Misérables’ Fantine from 2015-2016. She most recently reprised her role in March 2016 here in Manila during the Asian tour of Les Misérables.
Both Go and Briones can be seen very soon in the special Miss Saigon movie screening coming to Philippine cinemas on October 20, 2016. Venues have yet to be announced as of this writing.
We’re not gonna lie. We can hardly wait for the Tony Awards.