History Trivia / MissSaigon

27th Oct '16 9:43:33 AM annieholmes
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*** Even in the Czech Republic, which has a sizable Czech-Vietnamese community.
15th Aug '16 5:39:21 PM nekonaito
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** Until the upcoming Broadway revival, where the title role will be played by Eva Noblezada.
2nd Jul '16 4:13:42 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There was nearly no Broadway production because the Actor's Equity Association originally refused to let Pryce reprise his role of the Engineer since he was a Caucasian playing an Asian role and would offend the Asian community. However, it was counter-argued that the Engineer is Eurasian (half-Vietnamese and half-French), and that Pryce was being discriminated because he is Caucasian. Cameron Mackintosh threatened to cancel the Broadway production and after getting supper for Pryce the production went on.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Saigon#Controversy The Other Wiki.]])

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There was nearly no Broadway production because the Actor's Equity Association originally refused to let Jonathan Pryce reprise his role of the Engineer since he was a Caucasian playing an Asian role and they though that would offend the Asian Asian-American community. However, it was counter-argued that the Engineer is Eurasian (half-Vietnamese and half-French), and that Pryce was being discriminated because he is Caucasian. Cameron Mackintosh threatened to cancel the Broadway production altogether and after getting supper support for Pryce Pryce, Equity relented and the production went on.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Saigon#Controversy The Other Wiki.]])]]) Now at days of course the role almost always go to someone of Asian descent.
26th May '16 9:54:26 PM ProfessorGrimm
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** FakeMixedRace: This also goes for Jonathan Pryce. At first, the Actor's Equity Association refused to let Pryce reprise his role of the Engineer in the Broadway production, because Pryce is a Caucasian playing an Asian role and would offend the Asian community. However, it was counter-argued that the Engineer is Eurasian (half-Vietnamese and half-French), and that Pryce was being discriminated because he is Caucasian. After pressure from Cameron Mackintosh (who also threatened to pull the show from Broadway), the general public, and other members, the Equity Association finally agreed to let Pryce be in the show. (Source: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Saigon#Controversy The Other Wiki.]])

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** FakeMixedRace: This also goes for Jonathan Pryce. At first, the Actor's Equity Association refused to let Pryce reprise his role of as the Engineer in the Broadway production, because Pryce is a Caucasian playing an Asian role and would offend the Asian community. However, it was counter-argued that the Engineer is Eurasian (half-Vietnamese and half-French), and that Pryce was being discriminated because he is Caucasian. After pressure from Cameron Mackintosh (who also threatened to pull the show from Broadway), the general public, and other members, the Equity Association finally agreed to let Pryce be in the show. (Source: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Saigon#Controversy The Other Wiki.]])Engineer



* StuntCasting[=/=]BookEnds: The show began and ended its Broadway run with Lea Salonga in the title role.

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* StuntCasting[=/=]BookEnds: The show began and ended its Broadway run with Lea Salonga in the title role.role.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There was nearly no Broadway production because the Actor's Equity Association originally refused to let Pryce reprise his role of the Engineer since he was a Caucasian playing an Asian role and would offend the Asian community. However, it was counter-argued that the Engineer is Eurasian (half-Vietnamese and half-French), and that Pryce was being discriminated because he is Caucasian. Cameron Mackintosh threatened to cancel the Broadway production and after getting supper for Pryce the production went on.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Saigon#Controversy The Other Wiki.]])
6th Feb '16 6:38:45 PM DrOO7
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** "Too Much For One Heart", sung by Kim. Lea Salonga still keeps it in her concert repertoire and with good reason. There is also the finale "The Sacred Bird", heard initially when the show opened in London, but since pared down.
** Ellen's solo, "Her or Me", heard on the London Cast Recording, is modified into "Now That I've Seen Her" in all others, basically by replacing the first line with the second.
** Inverted in the London revival, as Ellen has been given a new song, "Maybe", intended to generate more sympathy for her, an often reviled character.
4th Jul '15 3:40:28 PM DrOO7
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** FakeAmerican: Also, the British actors in the main London Cast (ex. Simon Bowman, Peter Polycarpou, Claire Moore) played Americans.
*** And the Asian actors in the Japanese production

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** FakeAmerican: Also, Basically everyone playing an American in any of the British actors in the main London Cast (ex. Simon Bowman, Peter Polycarpou, Claire Moore) played Americans.
*** And the Asian actors in the Japanese production
non-US productions.
27th May '15 10:58:23 PM DrOO7
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* StarMakingRole: This is what catapulted a then 17-year-old Lea Salonga into Broadway stardom. She would return to the role off and on for more than fifteen years.

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* StarMakingRole: This is what catapulted a then 17-year-old Lea Salonga into Broadway stardom. She would return to the role off and on for more than fifteen years.years.
* StuntCasting[=/=]BookEnds: The show began and ended its Broadway run with Lea Salonga in the title role.
11th Sep '11 9:27:20 AM RoseAndHeather
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*** And the Asian actors in the Japanese production

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*** And the Asian actors in the Japanese productionproduction
* StarMakingRole: This is what catapulted a then 17-year-old Lea Salonga into Broadway stardom. She would return to the role off and on for more than fifteen years.
28th May '11 10:32:40 PM SmartGirl
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** In predominantly white countries such as Hungary or Norway, Kim has been played by a WHITE actress wearing a black wig.



** FakeAmerican: Also, the British actors in the main London Cast (ex. Simon Bowman, Peter Polycarpou, Claire Moore) played Americans.

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** FakeAmerican: Also, the British actors in the main London Cast (ex. Simon Bowman, Peter Polycarpou, Claire Moore) played Americans.Americans.
*** And the Asian actors in the Japanese production
10th Feb '11 7:09:05 PM Qicetrini
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** This also goes for Jonathan Pryce. At first, the Actor's Equity Association refused to let Pryce reprise his role of the Engineer in the Broadway production, because Pryce is a Caucasian playing an Asian role and would offend the Asian community. However, it was counter-argued that the Engineer is Eurasian (half-Vietnamese and half-French), and that Pryce was being discriminated because he is Caucasian. After pressure from Cameron Mackintosh (who also threatened to pull the show from Broadway), the general public, and other members, the Equity Association finally agreed to let Pryce be in the show. (Source: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Saigon#Controversy The Other Wiki.]])
** Also, the British actors in the main London Cast (ex. Simon Bowman, Peter Polycarpou, Claire Moore) played Americans.

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** FakeMixedRace: This also goes for Jonathan Pryce. At first, the Actor's Equity Association refused to let Pryce reprise his role of the Engineer in the Broadway production, because Pryce is a Caucasian playing an Asian role and would offend the Asian community. However, it was counter-argued that the Engineer is Eurasian (half-Vietnamese and half-French), and that Pryce was being discriminated because he is Caucasian. After pressure from Cameron Mackintosh (who also threatened to pull the show from Broadway), the general public, and other members, the Equity Association finally agreed to let Pryce be in the show. (Source: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Saigon#Controversy The Other Wiki.]])
** FakeAmerican: Also, the British actors in the main London Cast (ex. Simon Bowman, Peter Polycarpou, Claire Moore) played Americans.
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