The Broadway revival of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Miss Saigon, which officially opened March 23, 2016, at the Broadway Theatre, plays its final performance January 14. Upon closing, the musical played 24 previews and 340 regular performances.
The original production of Saigon also played the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 4,111 performances.
Miss Saigon is directed by Laurence Connor, with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt.
This new revival—which came to Broadway after a 2014 London run—underwent revisions guided by a directorial approach to bring an authentic focus to the human cost of the Vietnam War.
Four stars of the London revival reprised their performances for the Broadway transfer: Eva Noblezada (Kim), Alistair Brammer (Chris), Jon Jon Briones (The Engineer), and Rachelle Ann Go (Gigi); Dorcas Leung now plays the role of Gigi.
They are joined by Katie Rose Clarke as Ellen, Nicholas Christopher as John, and Devin Ilaw as Thuy. (Lianah Sta. Ana played the role of Kim at certain performances.)
The production was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Noblezada, who is making her Broadway debut.
The musical, according to press notes, “tells the story of young bar girl named Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with Chris, an American GI—but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.”
Miss Saigon has music by Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Boublil, with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler.
Production design is by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley, based on an original concept by Adrian Vaux; costume design is by Andreane Neofitou; lighting design is by Bruno Poet; sound design is by Mick Potter; orchestrations are by William David Brohn.