‘Miss Saigon’ to Return to Broadway in 2017

Miss Saigon reviews West End
Courtesy of Raw PR

Miss Saigon,” one of the wave of Brit-produced megamusicals that swept Broadway in the 1980s and early 90s, has set its sights on a Broadway return in spring 2017.

The show, which ran in New York for a decade starting in 1991, had already been poised to circle back, given the success of a 2014 West End revival (pictured above) that is set to close in February 2016. When that production posted its closing notice, it was announced the musical would thereafter make its way to cities around the world, including a stop on Broadway.

The West End staging’s two stars, Jon Jon Briones and Eva Noblezada, will lead the cast of the New York production. (The star of the original Broadway production, Lea Salonga, is currently appearing on Broadway in “Allegiance.”) Laurence Connor, the co-director of the production of “Les Miserables” currently running on Broadway, directs, with original producer Cameron Mackintosh also leading the charge of the revival.

Created by the “Les Miserables” team of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics co-written by Richard Maltby Jr. and additional lyrics by Michael Mahler, the 1970s-set “Miss Saigon” centers on the doomed romance between a Vietnamese woman and her American G.I. lover.

Exact Broadway dates and theater have not yet been set, although it’s already known that the production will end its run Jan. 15, 2018 in order to kick off a national tour that will make stops at more than 50 cities, including Providence, R.I. (where the tour will launch), L.A, San Francisco and Chicago.

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