The upcoming revival of “Miss Saigon” will land its helicopter in the same Broadway venue where it played the first time around: the Broadway Theater, where the show will open in March.
“Miss Saigon” opened at the Broadway in 1991 and ran for almost ten years. The new production, a transfer of a strong-selling London revival that opened in 2014, stars 20-year-old newcomer Eva Noblezada in the lead role of Kim and Jon Jon Briones as the Engineer, roles that earned Tonys for Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce, respectively, in the original production.
Cameron Mackintosh, who produced the original production, is also behind the revival directed by Laurence Connor, whose staging of “Les Miserables” — written by the “Miss Saigon” duo of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil — is currently running at the Imperial Theater. Connor also directed “School of Rock,” now playing at the Winter Garden, as well as the touring production of “The Phantom of the Opera.”
“Miss Saigon” moves into the theater currently occupied by “Fiddler on the Roof,” which recently announced it would close Dec. 31. “Miss Saigon” begins previews March 1 ahead of a March 23 opening, with the run currently scheduled to end Jan. 14, 2018 ahead of a North American tour.