Miss Saigon fans, the wait is over! A new revival of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s beloved musical will begin previews on May 3, 2014 at London’s Prince Edward Theatre. Directed by Laurence Connor, the new production will feature musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt. No casting or opening night has been announced.
“Of all my shows Miss Saigon is probably the one I have the most requests to bring back,” producer Cameron Mackintosh said in a statement. “For some years I have been waiting for the perfect theatre to house the new production. These requests are not only from a public who remembers seeing it originally but from a generation of new audiences who were too young (or not even born!) to get to see it.”
Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman. Orphaned by war, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work as a bar girl in a sleazy Saigon nightclub, owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as "The Engineer." John, an American GI, buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night—a night that will change their lives forever.
As previously announced, the new revival is a “completely re-imagined physical production” and includes a new song by Boublil and Schonberg called “Maybe.”