How does Kim die in Miss Saigon?

Why does Kim kill herself in Miss Saigon?

Kim, who always believed Chris would return to be with her, realizes her dream is over and kills herself so that her son, Tam, will have a better life with Chris in the United States.

Who is the role Kim in Miss Saigon?

Casts

Character Original West End Cast (1989) Broadway Revival Cast (2017)
Kim Lea Salonga Eva Noblezada
The Engineer Jonathan Pryce Jon Jon Briones
Chris Simon Bowman Alistair Brammer
John Peter Polycarpou Nicholas Christopher

What is the traits of Kim in Miss Saigon?

A hardened, disillusioned Saigon stripper who was initially voted “Miss Saigon.” She dreams of a better life in America. A Vietnamese military leader with the Communist government, Kim has been promised to him as his betrothed. An imposing figure who is aggressive, unpredictable, and intensely anti-American.

Is Thuy Kim’s cousin?

Thuy is a Vietnamese man who is Kim’s cousin and betrothed.

What is the main story line of Miss Saigon?

Miss Saigon tells the story of Chris, an American male GI, who falls in love with Kim, a young Vietnamese orphan who works as a bar-girl and prostitute. When the city falls, the lovers are separated and Chris eventually returns to the U.S. Years later, Chris returns to Bangkok with his American wife, Ellen.

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Did Miss Saigon win any Tonys?

The production played 19 previews and 4,092 performances before closing January 28, 2001. The musical earned 11 Tony Award nominations and won three, most notably with Lea Salonga becoming the first Asian performer to win a Tony for Best Actress in a Musical.