West End-Bound MISS SAIGON Tickets Go on Sale; Box Office Record Broken!
Cameron Mackintosh announced that his forthcoming new production of Miss Saigon today set a new record for the largest single day of sales in West End and Broadway history. Since tickets went on sale at 10.00am this morning, £4,402,371 ($6,920,248) has already been taken in at the box office with £1.2 million ($1.86 million) of this amount is from a single ticket agent.
Ashley Herman from Encore Tickets said, "I am delighted that Miss Saigon will be returning to London in 2014. This is a highly anticipated event and is proving to be a massive draw to our customers around the world. At over £1.2 million, this is the biggest pre-purchase Encore Tickets have ever made for a new show and serves to underline how thrilled we are to be instrumental in introducing thousands of theatre goers to this exceptional musical".
MISS SAIGON will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25thAnniversary Year and is currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014.
Tickets are available from the Box Office website: www.miss-saigon.com and by telephone: 0844 482 5155. Tickets for are priced £27.50 - £67.50.
Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's epic musical has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world since the sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago.
This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris - but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.
Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil (the writers of Les Miserables) recently wrote a powerful new song called 'Maybe' for the role of Ellen to sing in the second act which has been included in the recent Dutch and Japanese productions and will make its UK premiere in London.
MISS SAIGON has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain Boublil. This new production will be directed by Laurence Connor with Musical Staging by Bob Avian and additional Choreography by Geoffrey Garratt, Production Design by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley from an original concept by Adrian Vaux, Costume Design by Andreane Neofitou, Orchestrations by William David Brohn, Lighting Design by Bruno Poet and Sound Design by Mick Potter.