Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Miss Saigon Sets New Box Office Record



Musical Miss Saigon, which returns to London’s West End next year, has set a new box office record with takings of £4.4m on the first day of ticket sales.

The previous record in March of £2.1m in one day was taken by The Book of Mormon.

It also beat the Broadway record of $3m (£1.9m) taken on the first day of sale for The Producers in 2001.

Miss Saigon has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning many awards around the world since it first ran in London at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago.

Based on the opera Madame Butterfly, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's musical tells the tragic story of an orphaned Vietnamese girl, Kim, who falls in love with an American GI named Chris.

Schonberg and Boublil, who also wrote Les Miserables, have written a new song called Maybe for the role of Ellen in the new production of Miss Saigon.

The show will open on Saturday, 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre and is currently booking until 25 October, 2014.

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