West End's MISS SAIGON Closes, with Planned 2017 Broadway Return
The West End revival of Miss Saigon closed yesterday, February 27th, at the Prince Edward Theatre after nearly two years of performances. But fans of the production should not despair - as BroadwayWorld previously reported, the production has plans to move to Broadway next!
The Broadway production will begin performances in spring 2017, with a U.S. national tour set for the following year. London stars Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones are set to reprise their roles in the transfer production.
This new production of "MISS SAIGON" opened in May 2014 and has been a triumphant success with record-breaking advance bookings. In November 2014 "MISS SAIGON" won 11 awards in the BroadwayWorld.com Awards including Best Leading Actor; Best Featured Actor; Best Leading Actress; Best Featured Actress; Best Choreography; Best Costume Design and Best Direction in a New Production of a Musical. In February "MISS SAIGON" swept the board at the 2015 Whatsonstage.com awards winning a record breaking nine awards, the most awards ever won by a single show in the 15 year history of the awards including: Best West End Show; Best Revival of a Musical; Best Leading Actress in a Musical and Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
"MISS SAIGON" 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.