Multiple Tony Award-winning producer Cameron Mackintosh plans to bring Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's iconic musical Miss Saigon to the West End's Prince Edward Theatre in May 2014, 25 years after its original West End premiere. "I find it hard to believe that it is already 25 years since I first premiered Miss Saigon in London," said Mackintosh. "If anything the tragic love story of Miss Saigon has become even more relevant today." Laurence Connor will direct the production.
The musical is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly. Set in 1975 during the Vietnam War, the plot follows the romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese girl during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon. The show features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil.
Since its first premiere, Miss Saigon has been performed in 28 countries and has won over 40 awards including four Drama Desks, two Oliviers, and three Tonys. Boubil and Schönberg recently wrote a new song called "Maybe," which has been performed in the musical's Dutch and Japanese productions, but will be performed for the first time in English during the upcoming West End revival.
The production's creative team includes musical staging by Bob Avian, additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt, production design by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley from an original concept by Adrian Vaux, costume design by Andreane Neofitou, orchestrations by William David Brohn, lighting design by Bruno Poet, and sound design by Mick Potter.
Tickets are scheduled to go on sale September 9, with priority booking beginning September 2.
To read more about the forthcoming West End Miss Saigon revival, visit Whatsonstage, here.