Miss Saigon Set For Broadway Transfer
Miss Saigon producer Cameron Mackintosh has recently put rumours to rest after making the exciting announcement that the show will be making its way back to Broadway in spring 2017.
Whilst the venue is yet to be confirmed, we do know that cast members Jon Jon Briones and Eva Noblezada will be reprising their infamous roles as The Engineer and Kim when the show reopens at its New York home. It is said that the new production will follow in the footsteps of Mackintosh’s current revival of Les Misérables and adopt an overall more authentic look and feel. This will include the adoption of a number of dramatic new scene designs as well as a new song for the character of Ellen as the musical takes a grittier turn. The Broadway run of the Madam Butterfly inspired musical will run through to January 2018 before embarking on a national US tour.
The classic wartime musical tale tells the story of a young bar girl by the name of Kim who falls in love with an American GI named Chris – their lives however are quickly turned upside down by the fall of Saigon.
Earlier this year the multi-award winning show received a record-breaking nine WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best West End Show and Best Revival of a Musical. Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones also both took home the award for Best Leading Actress and Actor in a Musical.
Miss Saigon will take its final flight at the Prince Edward Theatre on 27th February 2016 – click here to book tickets to see it before it closes!