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Rappler's latest stories on Miss Saigon


Lea Salonga opens up about weight struggles as Kim in 'Miss Saigon'

Sep 14, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The veteran actress opens up about her struggles to play Kim in 'Miss Saigon'

KEEPING IT REAL. Lea Salonga opens up about her struggles when she originated the role of 'Kim.' Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

After 'Miss Saigon,' what's next for Aicelle Santos?

Mar 26, 2019 - 8:26 AM

Aicelle back in the Philippines after a year away from showbiz

WATCH: Lea Salonga, Simon Bowman reunite for 'Miss Saigon' medley

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:16 AM

The original Kim and Chris perform 'Sun and Moon,' and ' Last Night of the World' during Lea's anniversary concert

Lea Salonga's 40th: Unapologetically authentic

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:04 PM

For two magical nights in Manila, Lea Salonga leaves her heart on the stage

Aicelle Santos wins role of Gigi Van Tranh in UK production of ‘Miss Saigon’

Mar 02, 2018 - 12:44 PM

The actress currently stars as Elsa in 'Himala: The Musical'

AICELLE SANTOS.The actress is headed to the ‘Miss Saigon’ stage. Screenshot from Instagram.com/aicellesantos

WATCH: Rachelle Ann Go, Eva Noblezada's powerful rendition of 'The Movie in My Mind'

Sep 11, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Rachelle Ann and Eva give a different take on the classic song from Miss Saigon

Rachelle Ann Go takes final bow as Gigi in ‘Miss Saigon’

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:36 PM

The singer actress bid goodbye to her fellow cast members in an emotional Instagram post

MISS SAIGON. Rachelle is surrounded by her Miss Saigon cast mates. Screengrab from Instagram.com/gorachelleann

Meet the Filipino actors in 'Miss Saigon UK'

Apr 22, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Singer Gerald Santos and newcomer Joreen Bautista step into the spotlight as Thuy and Kim in the upcoming Miss Saigon UK tour

Gerald Santos, Red Concepcion join 'Miss Saigon' UK Tour

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:28 AM

Gerald and Red are set to join the UK cast tour as the Engineer and Thuy

Rachelle Ann Go headed to Broadway for 'Miss Saigon'

Sep 30, 2016 - 2:30 AM

Rachelle is set to play Gigi on Broadway starting March 2017

WATCH: Lea Salonga, Broadway stars perform 'Les Mis,' 'Miss Saigon' tunes at New York Pops gala

May 04, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Lea Salonga along with other Broadway greats performs tunes from Les Miserables and Miss Saigon in honor of Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schönberg the musicals creators

Screengrab from Facebook/TheaterMania

WATCH: Lea Salonga sings 'Why God Why' from 'Miss Saigon' at Miscast 2016

Apr 06, 2016 - 10:52 PM

Lea who played Kim in the West End and Broadway productions sings a Miss Saigon song by another character

MISCAST. Lea Salonga sings 'Why God Why' from Miss Saigon, which was originally sung by the character Chris. Screengrab from Theater Mania/MCC Theater

Lea Salonga on Rachelle Ann Go's success

Mar 17, 2016 - 9:57 PM

The Broadway legend also shares her thoughts on the ongoing auditions for future global productions of Miss Saigon

LEA SALONGA AND RACHELLE ANN GO. Lea Salonga shares her thoughts on Rachelle Ann's string of successes. She poses with the 'Les Mis' Manila star at the opening night after party. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Lea Salonga on art, technology, and leadership

Aug 10, 2015 - 1:29 PM

Salonga talks about the wealth of world class talent in the Philippines taking a stand for what she believes is right and her thoughts on the leader this country should have

Acclaimed theater actor Junix Inocian dies in London

Jun 14, 2015 - 8:48 AM

Junix Inocian known for playing the Engineer in the musical Miss Saigon passed away at the age of 64

Rachelle Ann Go cast as Fantine in West End’s ‘Les Miserables’

May 11, 2015 - 7:30 PM

She will begin playing the role on June 15 according to the production s official website

CONGRATULATIONS, RACHELLE! She will take on the role of Fantine in the London West End production of 'Les Miserables.' Photo courtesy of Disney

The right of Mary Jane Veloso's family to their rage and pain

May 03, 2015 - 2:11 AM

I urge netizens not just to know the full story first – and the story does not merely begin in the hour leading up to Mary Jane Veloso s suspended execution

SLAMMING GOVERNMENT. Celia Veloso, mother of Philippine death-row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, speaks during a protest near the Philippines' presidential palace to mark Labor Day on May 1, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Rachelle Ann Go announces last ‘Miss Saigon’ show as Gigi

Mar 11, 2015 - 3:31 PM

The actress also shares her reaction to Jon Jon Briones Olivier nomination and dishes on her Cinderella project

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

Filipino actor Jon Jon Briones nominated at 2015 Olivier Awards

Mar 09, 2015 - 9:12 PM

Jon Jon is a Best Actor in a Musical nominee for his role as The Engineer in Miss Saigon

Screengrab from YouTube

WATCH: Rachelle Ann Go has her Disney moment in 'Cinderella' video

Mar 07, 2015 - 10:59 AM

The theme of the song is to never stop dreaming

Photo courtesy of Disney

Rachelle Ann Go, 'Miss Saigon' cast members win Broadway World UK awards

Dec 02, 2014 - 4:03 PM

Aside from Rachelle Miss Saigon cast members Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones are also awardees

IN PHOTOS: Rachelle Ann Go surprise performance at H&M opening party

Oct 15, 2014 - 10:58 PM

The actress is in town just for a couple of nights

Lea Salonga then and now: 12 amazing moments

Oct 05, 2014 - 9:42 PM

Kim in Miss Saigon Fantine and Eponine in Les Miserables and the singing voice of Jasmine and Mulan – these are just some of the international star s many accomplishments

HIGHER. This is a screengrab from the Facebook account of 'Allegiance,' in which Lea Salonga stars with George Takei and Telly Leung

WATCH: Lea, Rachelle Ann, 'Miss Saigon' cast past and present in 25th anniv special

Oct 04, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Watch the original and current cast sing iconic songs together onstage

Lea Salonga, 'Miss Saigon' original cast members perform at 25th anniversary show

Sep 24, 2014 - 1:06 AM

Lea Salonga Jonathan Pryce and Simon Bowman surprise the audience by reprising their roles as Kim Chris and The Engineer in a special performance in honor of the show s 25th anniversary

'Miss Saigon' then and now, Rachelle Ann Go on her West End experience

Jul 18, 2014 - 6:51 PM

G Tongi recounts memories from her recent London trip – including meeting the cast of the Miss Saigon revival and a fun chat with Rachelle Ann Go who plays Gigi

Joanna Ampil: From stage to movie star

Jul 06, 2014 - 11:06 PM

Back from Europe the actress is in Manila to promote her new album and do the movie Larawan

'Grittier' Miss Saigon returns to London stage

May 25, 2014 - 7:57 PM

The wait fans and critics say was worth it

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Why Anne Curtis has the last laugh

May 20, 2014 - 11:05 PM

Anne Curtis can t sing but her fans don t seem to mind

WINNING SMILE. Anne Curtis can't sing, or so some say, but that doesn't seem to matter to her fans. File photo of Anne Curtis by Ira Agting/Rappler

I wanted to sing

Mar 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM

I wondered if I did sing better would I be less shy?

'Do You Hear the People Sing?' in Manila for Yolanda aid

Jan 03, 2014 - 1:52 PM

This is the first time that the musical which has toured the world will be staged as a benefit concert featuring Lea Salonga David Harris and Marie Zamora

'Mikado': Opera turning Japanese

Aug 27, 2013 - 12:00 PM

There s good reason to expect big things from the Philippine Opera Company

SAVOY OPERA. Manhattan School of Music, New York soprano Paulina Yeung in 'Mikado.' Image from the Philippine Opera Company Facebook page

'The Voice' of pop culture?

Jul 22, 2013 - 9:35 PM

More than a singing contest TVOTP has become an ice breaker on a national scale

Angelo Paragoso: Pinoy cockroach in London

Apr 09, 2013 - 5:50 PM

He performs odd jobs and is able to represent his country in British theater

HE WILL SURVIVE. Angelo Paragoso will survive anything as long as he lives out his dream. Photo courtesy of Liezel Longboan

67th Tony Awards happening in June

Mar 19, 2013 - 5:57 PM

Theater fans can now start their countdown to the 67th Tony Awards

AWARDS NIGHT IN SIGHT. Radio City Music Hall will be the venue for the 67th Tony Awards on June 9. Photo from the Tony Awards Facebook page

Lea Salonga to open American Songbook concert series

Jan 30, 2013 - 2:36 PM

World renowned Filipina singer Lea Salonga will wow New York audiences on the opening night of the American Songbook concert series

THAT VOICE. Lea Salonga is all set to wow New York audiences this January. Photo from the Lea Salonga Facebook page

Lea Salonga on 'Les Misérables'

Jan 17, 2013 - 2:18 PM

Rappler interviews the Filipino pride who has played two roles in the musical

BOTH EPONINE AND FANTINE. Lea Salonga's voice landed her two roles in different 'Les Misérables' productions. Photo from the Lea Salonga Facebook page

Tanya Manalang, Apple Chiu: In the 'Miss Saigon' shortlist

Dec 16, 2012 - 8:04 PM

We get to know two girls who auditioned for Miss Saigon and are currently in the shortlist

PLEASANT SURPRISE. Tanya Manalang did not psyche herself up so much for the 'Miss Saigon' auditions. But when she was called back for the second round, she knew it was time to get serious. All photos by Edric Chen

Rachel Alejandro: Fear Less in 2013

Dec 11, 2012 - 9:42 AM

What happens when we let our fear get the best of us? Rachel Alejandro tells us her story

FEAR-LESS TEACHER. Taken during their New Year '11 trip, this photo shows Rachel forcing a smile as husband Carlos Santamaria is about to fearlessly bungee jump off the Macau Tower. Photo courtesy of Rachel Alejandro

Confirmed: 'Miss Saigon' in 2014

Dec 09, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Sir Cameron Mackintosh confirms the re staging of the worldwide theater hit

THE HEAT IS ON! Producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh has yet to view the tapes of the Manila auditions; no final casting choices have been announced. Image from the Miss Saigon: The 2012 Auditions Facebook page

Jake Macapagal: Mr. "Metro Manila"

Apr 17, 2012 - 4:29 PM

Jake Macapagal talks about the film Metro Manila

INDEFATIGABLY INDEPENDENT. Jake Macapagal stars as Oscar Ramirez in the independent film, "Metro Manila." Photo courtesy of Jake Macapagal.

R and B, Filipino style

Apr 14, 2012 - 5:03 PM

Ann Maree Bowdler and Daniel Ross visit the RAPPLER studio for an exclusive interview

FILIPINO AT HEART. Half or not, Ann-Maree Bowdler and Daniel Ross definitely sing from a Filipino heart.