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The heat is on

Title
The heat is on [videorecording] / a WWOR-TV production ; written by Pat Collins ; produced and directed by David Wright [for] Thames Television PLC ; associate producer, Susan Feldman ; a 54th Parallel production for Thames Television ; Alexander B. Shalman, director ; production executive, Roy English ; executive producer, Ian Martin.
Publication
New York, c1991.

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Description
1 videocassette (VHS) (119 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Television.
  • Documentaries and factual works.
Note
  • Credits for the Broadway production of Miss Saigon: Cameron Mackintosh presents a musical by Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schönberg ; lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boubil; music orchestrated by William D. Brohn ; musical supervision by David Caddick and Martin Koch ; orchestra conducted by Martin Koch ; director Nicholas Hytner ; musical staging, Bob Avian ; scenic design by John Napier ; costume design by Andreane Neofitou and Suzy Nenzinger ; lighting design by David Hersey ; sound design by Andrew Bruce ; executive producer, Mitchell Lemsky and Richard Jay-Alexander ; technical director, John H. Paul, III and Jake Bell ; production stage manager, Fred Hanson ; stage managers Sherry Cohen and Tom Capps.
  • The Broadway company: Isay Alvarez, Pinky Amador, Johnny, Amobi, Mark Bond, Simon Bowman, Jon Jon Briones, Keith Burns, Claudia Cadette, Richard Calken, Mark Carrol, Gerard Casey, Jenine Desiderio, Miguel Diaz, Greg Ellis, Andrew Golder, Ruthie Henshall, Nick Holder, Jay Ibot, Junix Inocian, Jimmy Johnston, Glynn Kerslake, Chooi Kheng Ben, Andy Lenai, Cocoy Laurel, Antonette Lo, Lyon Roque, Bobby Martino, Claire Moore, Dominique Nobles, Tash O'Connor, Peter Polycarpou, Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga, Robert Sena, Suchitra Sen Saqrattan, Ray Shell, Michael Strasser, Michel Williams, Monique Wilson, Shukubi Yo.
  • A documentary about the London production of Miss Saigon, parts of which are incorporated into this documentary, is available on *LVH 564 (F).
Access (note)
  • Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits (note)
  • Credits for documentary: Editors, Gregg Foster, Roy Isen ; videographers, Gregg Foster, Roy Isen, Rick Lavon ; additional photography, Michael Jarock ; Alan Lebow ; audio, Bob Schefferine ; lighting, Jack Comean.
Event (note)
  • First broadcast WWOR-TV, Channel 9, New York, N.Y. on April 22, 1991. Filmed between Nov. 1988 and April 1991.
Call Number
NCOX 868
Title
The heat is on [videorecording] / a WWOR-TV production ; written by Pat Collins ; produced and directed by David Wright [for] Thames Television PLC ; associate producer, Susan Feldman ; a 54th Parallel production for Thames Television ; Alexander B. Shalman, director ; production executive, Roy English ; executive producer, Ian Martin.
Imprint
New York, c1991.
Credits
Credits for documentary: Editors, Gregg Foster, Roy Isen ; videographers, Gregg Foster, Roy Isen, Rick Lavon ; additional photography, Michael Jarock ; Alan Lebow ; audio, Bob Schefferine ; lighting, Jack Comean.
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
Performer
Featured: Monique Wilson, Lea Salonga, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Nicholas Hytner, William D. Brohn, Bob Avian, Martin Koch, David Caddick, Russ Eglin, John Napier, Jonathan Pryce, Tisa Chang, Elizabeth McCann, Francis Ruivivar, Hinton Battle.
Host: Pat Collins.
Event
First broadcast WWOR-TV, Channel 9, New York, N.Y. on April 22, 1991. Filmed between Nov. 1988 and April 1991.
Summary
Documentary on how the musical Miss Saigon made its way to Broadway. The show is set in Vietnam in the the closing days of the war in 1975. Topics covered include the worldwide search for Miss Saigon; casting and auditions for the musical, including the selection of Lea Salonga for the leading role of Kim and Monique Wilson as her understudy, with interviews with the performers; the rehearsals; and the premier. The film features producer Cameron Mackintosh, composer Claude-Michel Schönberg, director Nicholas Hytner, orchestrator, William D. Brohn, choreographer Bob Avian, musical supervisor Martin Koch, musical supervisor David Caddick, graphic designer Russ Eglin, production designer John Napier, and star Jonathan Pryce. The documentary also devotes attention to the controversy surrounding the show's casting, provoked by Mackintosh's selection of Pryce, a white British actor, in the Eurasian lead role of the Engineer. Actors' Equity initially barred Pryce from appearing in the show on Broadway on the grounds that part should go to an Asian actor, and then later reversed its decison. The topic of minority and non-traditional casting in the theater is explored further in another interview with Salonga, and in a round-table discussion with Pan Asian Repertory Theatre director Tisa Chang, producer Elizabeth McCann, and performers Francis Ruivivar and Hinton Battle.
Added Author
Collins, Pat (Film critic), host.
Wright, David (Director), producer.
Wright, David (Director)
Shalman, Alexander B., director.
English, Roy, producer.
Martin, Ian, producer.
Feldman, Susan, producer.
Foster, Gregg, editor of moving image work.
Foster, Gregg, videographer.
Isen, Roy, editor of moving image work.
Isen, Roy, videographer.
Lavon, Rick, videographer.
Jarock, Michael, director of photography.
Lebow, Alan, director of photography.
Schefferine, Bob, audio.
Comean, Jack, lighting designer.
Mackintosh, Cameron.
Schönberg, Claude-Michel.
Hynter, Nicholas.
Brohn, William D.
Avian, Bob.
Koch, Martin (Musician)
Caddick, David.
Eglin, Russ.
Napier, John, 1944-
Pryce, Jonathan.
Salonga, Lea, interviewee.
Wilson, Monique, interviewee.
Chang, Tisa, interviewee.
McCann, Elizabeth I. (Elizabeth Ireland), 1931- interviewee.
Ruivivar, Francis, interviewee.
Battle, Hinton, interviewee.
WWOR-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.), producer.
Thames Television, ltd, producer.
54th Parallel (Firm), producer.
Research Call Number
NCOX 868
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