West End Pinoy Mark Bautista, who plays Ferdinand Marcos in the West End musical “Here Lies Love,” finally got to watch “Miss Saigon” and meet up with fellow singing champ Rachelle Ann Go (Gigi in “Miss Saigon”). At right, Mark in front of the National Theatre, where “Here Lies Love” will be staged in October. Previews start Sept. 30.
By Lea Salonga
The heat is on in “(Miss) Saigon” and the critics have spoken: Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer in the hit musical’s revival production in London’s West End is “the show’s standout, stealing every scene his Engineer comes close to.” This is the verdict from the premier theater website Broadway World UK, which hails the Filipino-American actor for “bringing freshness and exuberance to a role he knows so very well.”
By Emmie G. Velarde
This is really happening now. It’s not just a movie in her mind. Filipino pop star Rachelle Ann Go is living her dream as a cast member of “Miss Saigon” in London’s West End.
By the Entertainment staff
Stunning star isn’t keen on being cast as a sugar mommy in real life. SS certainly felt she was too young to be Hunky Cutie’s cash cow. (And no one should be at … whatever age.)
By Lea Salonga
It’s strange, this job. A performer gets up on stage and basically commits emotional seppuku in front of a lot of people. There’s the emotional roller coaster within the context of playing a role and, in the process, taking an audience for the ride.