Hold on to your helicopters: “Miss Saigon” is coming back to Broadway.
Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s legendary musical, which opened on Broadway in 1991 starring Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce, and closed in 2001, will return to the Great White Way in the Spring of 2017, producer Cameron Mackintosh said Thursday.
The revival, directed by Laurence Connor, will transfer from London, where it’s opened to critical acclaim and sold-out crowds in May 2014. Stars Jon Jon Briones and Eva Noblezada will both transfer with the production.
While no theater or opening dates have been confirmed yet, “Miss Saigon” is currently scheduled as a limited run, through January 15, 2018. At that point, the production will embark on a national tour, beginning in Providence, R.I. and continuing through more than 50 cities including Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
“Of all my shows, ‘Miss Saigon’ is the one that I have received the most requests from the public to bring back,” Mackintosh said, in a statement. “I am thrilled that Broadway audiences will get to see.”
The original production opened in London in 1989.
“Miss Saigon” tells the story of an orphaned girl who falls in love with an American GI in war-torn Saigon. Music comes from Schönberg with lyrics by Boublil. Richard Maltby Jr. added in the French adaptation of Boublil’s lyrics, with additional lyrics by Michael Mahle.
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