Miss Saigon - unprecedented success
Miss Saigon is one of the most successful musicals in the world, enjoying several runs in London's West End and on Broadway, and touring in many countries globally. It tells the story of a tragic relationship between an Asian woman and an American soldier during the Vietnam War. Kim is just 17 when she meets Chris during the last days of the war in 1975. He goes back to the States not realising Kim is pregnant. Events take a dramatic turn several years later when he returns to Saigon, meeting the son he didn't know he had.
With a catalogue of famous songs including "The Heat is On in Saigon" and "Last Night of the World", and thrilling scenes including a helicopter rescue live on stage, Miss Saigon is a musical not to be missed! Get your Miss Saigon Tickets from Ticketbis today!
Miss Saigon history
Miss Saigon premiered in London's West End in 1989, with a stellar cast including Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga. It ran for ten years, a feat it replicated on Broadway between 1991 and 2001, before touring the world to packed houses everywhere! Over 35 million people worldwide have seen this hit musical, in 12 different languages!
The show was revived in London in 2014 to mark its 25th anniversary. The birthday performance was filmed in front of the live theatre audience, and featured the original cast from 1989 reuniting on stage to reprise their roles! Tickets for the performance sold out in minutes.
Miss Saigon big achievements
Miss Saigon broke several theatre records during its first run on Broadway in 1991. These included selling a record number of advance tickets, and commanding the highest price ever paid for a ticket for a musical.When the show was revived in London, it won the What's On Stage award for Best Musical Revival in 2015.
Miss Saigon is similar to...
Miss Saigon is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, the duo behind the world famous musical Les Miserables, and has a similar gripping storyline and equally memorable songs. The tragic love story of Miss Saigon also echoes the classic musical West Side Story, by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, which has been thrilling audiences worldwide since the 1960s. As well as the heartbreaking story, Miss Saigon also features equally strong characters and dynamic dancing!