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Lea Salonga, the original Kim, on why ‘Miss Saigon’ remains relevant

MANILA, Philippines, February 9 ------ While waiting in excitement and anticipation for the Manila leg of “Miss Saigon” at The Theatre at Solaire, we embarked on a journey back in time with Lea Salonga, the original Kim in the timeless musical. She recently shared the profound impact the iconic role has had on her career and personal growth. 


In this Philippine STAR Q&A, Lea candidly shared her memories from the musical first staged on West End in 1989 — from revelations about the love scenes to the challenges of a raked stage — as well as thoughts on the emotional depth of the “Miss Saigon” score. As one the enduring themes of the musical amid the changing world, Lea provides some unique insights into the character of Kim and her own artistic evolution.   


Lea will soon be coming home to Manila as the featured guest artist in The Tabernacle Choir’s concert tour at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena from Feb. 20 to 29. 




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