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News London Miss Saigon Takes Last Flight – Broadway Is Next The West End revival of Miss Saigon ends its run February 27, with plans afoot for productions around the world, including a 2017 Broadway return.

The revival, which opened May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, conclude after a run of less than two years. Nevertheless the revival recouped its entire £4.5 million investment within its first month of performances.

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The original production at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, by contrast, ran from 1989 for a record-breaking decade to 1999, closing after a run of over 4,000 performances. The original Broadway production opened March 23, 1991 and ran 4092 performances.

This production of Saigon will arrive on Broadway in spring 2017, with performances scheduled through January 15, 2018. It will then embark on a U.S. national tour later in the year in Providence, RI, followed by engagements in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and more than 50 additional cities.

Casting is currently underway.

"It's hard to believe that it has been nearly 25 years since Miss Saigon first opened in New York, but if anything, the tragic love story of the show has become even more relevant today with the conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. This new production, directed by Laurence Connor, takes a grittier, more realistic approach than the original production while still delivering the power and epic sweep of Boublil and Schönberg's tremendous score. Of all my shows, Miss Saigon is the one that I have received the most requests from the public to bring back, and I am thrilled that Broadway audiences will get to see this tremendous new production that audiences and critics in London have embraced since it opened last year. And I am delighted that our wonderful London stars, Jon Jon Briones and Eva Noblezada, will be bringing their stunning performances across the Atlantic."

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The West End company also features Chris Peluso, Siobhan Dillon, Hugh Maynard, Sangwoong Jo and Natalie Mendoza. The cast also includes Michael Carolan; Richard Carson; Natalie Chua; Callum Evans; Maria Graciano; Nathan Graham; Simon Hardwick; Kurt Kansley; Sooha Kim; Kittiphun Kittipakapom; Aaron Lee Lambert; David Kar-Hing Lee; Mitch Leow; Ela Lisondra; Michael Macalintal; Tanya Manalang; Christian Rey Marbella; Liam Marcellino; Kanako Nakano; Thao Therese Nguyen; Saori Oda; Claire Parrish; Kiel Payton; Ethan Le Phong; Katherine Picar; Romeo Salazar; Ariel Reonal; Jon Reynolds; Marsha Songcome; Eloisa Amalia Tan; Gavin Tsang; Thao Vilayvong; Amadeus Williams; Gerald Zarcilla and Yuval Zoref.

Based on Madame Butterfly, the show tells the story of an American soldier during the Vietnam War who falls in love and marries a Vietnamese girl, only to be torn from her side in the fall of Saigon and the Communist takeover of that country. With no way to know if she is dead or alive, he begins life anew in America. Meanwhile, she is doing all she can to fight her way out of her country — and bring along their young son.

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