The upcoming Broadway revival of Miss Saigon will land at its original home, the Broadway Theatre, beginning Wednesday, March 1, producers have announced. It will open on Thursday, March 23, under the direction of Laurence Connor.
The Broadway mounting comes after an acclaimed run at the Prince Edward Theatre in London's West End. As previously announced, Jon Jon Briones and Eva Noblezada, who originated the roles of The Engineer and Kim in that production, will reprise their roles in New York.
Miss Saigon is currently the 13th-longest-running show in Broadway history, running from April 11, 1991 through January 28, 2000. It features a book and lyrics by Alain Boublil, book and music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr., and additional lyrics by Michael Mahler. Inspired by Puccini's Madame Butterfly, the musical tells the story of Kim, a young woman who falls for an American GI named Chris, as their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.
In the vein of Mackintosh's current Tony-nominated revival of Les Misérables, this new production of Miss Saigon, helmed by Connor, is described as grittier and more realistic than the original, featuring new scenic designs and a new song for the character Ellen. Bob Avian provides the musical staging, with Geoffrey Garratt providing additional choreography.
Production design is by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley based on an original concept by Adrian Vaux, costume design is by Andreane Neofitou, lighting design is by Bruno Poet, sound design is by Mick Potter, and orchestrations are by William David Brohn.
The Broadway run will be limited through January 15, 2018 before launching a national tour later that year in Providence. It will also play engagements in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and more than 50 additional cities.