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sábado, 13 de agosto de 2011

Miss Saigon Last Night of the World - Lea Salonga & Simon Bowman


Enviado por  em 20/10/2006
1/3 Royal Variety Show Tribute to Cameron Mackintosh
Enviado por  em 03/04/2011
Broadway - Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon
Original poster
MusicClaude-Michel Schönberg
LyricsAlain Boublil
Richard Maltby, Jr.
BookClaude-Michel Schönberg
Alain Boublil
BasisOpera by Giacomo Puccini
Madame Butterfly

Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr.. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The setting of the plot is relocated to the 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War, and Madame Butterfly's American Lieutenant and Japanese geisha coupling is replaced by a romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl.
The musical premiered at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London on 20 September 1989, closing after over four thousand performances, on 30 October 1999. It opened on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre in 1991 and subsequently played in many other cities and embarked on tours.
The musical represented Schönberg and Boublil's second major success, following Les Misérables in 1985. As of September 2011, Miss Saigon is still theeleventh longest-running Broadway musical in musical theatre history.[1]


The musical's inspiration was reportedly a photograph, inadvertently found by Schönberg in a magazine. The photo showed a Vietnamese mother leaving her child at a departure gate at Tan Son Nhut Air Base to board a plane headed for the United States where her father, an ex-GI, would be in a position to provide a much better life for the child. Schönberg considered this mother's actions for her child to be "The Ultimate Sacrifice," an idea central to the plot of Miss Saigon.[2]
Highlights of the show include the evacuation of the last Americans in Saigon from the Embassy roof by helicopter while a crowd of abandoned Vietnamese scream in despair, the victory parade of the new communist regime and the frenzied night club scene at the time of defeat.
Many of the major European musicals on Broadway started in the 1980s, including CatsThe Phantom of the Opera, and Les Misérables and then included Miss Saigon into the 1990s.

  1. a b Hernandez, Ernio (2008-05-28). "Long Runs on Broadway"Celebrity Buzz: Insider Info. Playbill, Inc.. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
  2. ^ Schönberg, Claude-Michel. "This Photograph was for Alain and I the start of everything...", October 1995. Retrieved on 2007-December 15.

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* Victor Nogueira .
Ele há um tempo p’ra tudo na vida
Cantando hora, minuto, segundo;
Por isso sempre existe uma saída
Enquanto nós estivermos neste mundo.
Há um tempo para não fenecer
Há mar, sol, luar e aves com astros
Há uma hora p'ra amar ou morrer
E tempo para não se ficar de rastos.
P'ra isso e' preciso sabedoria
Em busca dum bom momento, oportuno,
Com ar, bom vinho, pão e cantoria,
Sem se confundir a nuvem com Juno.
1991.08.11 - SETUBAL