'Miss Saigon' will return to Broadway in 2017
The heat is on in Saigon. Following its acclaimed London run, the new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s historic musical will return to Broadway in the spring of 2017. Debuting at a Shubert theater that will be announced at a later date, Miss Saigon‘s Broadway revival will feature London cast members Eva Noblezada as Kim and Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer.
“It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly 25 years since Miss Saigon first opened in New York, but if anything, the tragic love story of the show has become even more relevant today with the conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. This new production, directed by Laurence Connor, takes a grittier, more realistic approach than the original production while still delivering the power and epic sweep of Boublil and Schönberg’s tremendous score,” Mackontish announced in a press release. “Of all my shows, Miss Saigon is the one that I have received the most requests from the public to bring back, and I am thrilled that Broadway audiences will get to see this tremendous new production that audiences and critics in London have embraced since it opened last year. And I am delighted that our wonderful London stars, Jon Jon Briones and Eva Noblezada, will be bringing their stunning performances across the Atlantic.”
The show will run until Jan. 18, 2018, after which it will launch a national tour that will take the musical to Boston, Chicago, Lost Angeles, San Franscisco, and more. A first performance and an opening night will be announced at a later date.
“Because of the complexity of creating as big a production as Miss Saigon, we have decided to put together one Company to play North America, launching with a limited season on Broadway,” Mackintosh said. “And I am thrilled that every major theater across the country is eager to host the show, which has not been seen on this grand scale, and with such an unusually large multi-cultural cast, since the original production closed 15 years ago.”