Miss Saigon

Musical - Original

Broadway Theatre

  • First Preview: March 23, 1991
  • Opening Date: April 11, 1991
  • Closing Date: January 28, 2001
  • Previews: 19
  • Performances: 4092

Lyrics: Richard Maltby, Jr., Alain Boublil

Book: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg

Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg

Synopsis

An American G.I. falls in love with a Vietnamese prostitute while stationed in Saigon during the Vietnam War. They are separated when the country falls, until she returns to his life years later, in this musical inspired by the opera Madame Butterfly.

 

Opening Night Cast

Jonathan Pryce in Miss Saigon Jonathan Pryce The Engineer
Lea Salonga in Miss Saigon Lea Salonga Kim
Hinton Battle in Miss Saigon Hinton Battle John
Willy Falk Chris
Liz Callaway in Miss Saigon Liz Callaway Ellen
Kam Cheng in Miss Saigon Kam Cheng Kim [Alternate]
Barry Bernal Thuy
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Jonathan Pryce Winner
1991 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Lea Salonga Winner
1991 Outstanding Lighting Design David Hersey Winner
1991 Outstanding Orchestrations William David Brohn Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Jonathan Pryce Winner
1991 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Lea Salonga Winner
1991 Outstanding Director Nicholas Hytner Nominee
1991 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Theatre World Award Lea Salonga Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Actor in a Musical Jonathan Pryce Winner
1991 Actress in a Musical Lea Salonga Winner
1991 Book of a Musical Alain Boublil
Claude-Michel Schonberg
Nominee
1991 Choreography Bob Avian Nominee
1991 Direction of a Musical Nicholas Hytner Nominee
1991 Featured Actor in a Musical Willy Falk Nominee
1991 Featured Actor in a Musical Hinton Battle Winner
1991 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) David Hersey Nominee
1991 Musical   Nominee
1991 Original Score Claude-Michel Schonberg
Richard Maltby, Jr.
Alain Boublil
Nominee
1991 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) John Napier Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jan. 28, 2001 35 $895,875
$629,523
$155,756 $65.71
$85.00
13634
1743
8
0
97.78% 8.35%
Jan. 21, 2001 34 $740,119
$629,523
$29,433 $59.35
$85.00
12470
1743
8
0
89.43% 2.31%
Jan. 14, 2001 33 $710,686
$629,523
-$8,088 $58.50
$85.00
12148
1743
8
0
87.12% -1.36%
Jan. 7, 2001 32 $718,774
$629,523
- $58.26
$85.00
12338
1743
8
0
88.48% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $3,065,454
$2,518,092
  $60.45 50590
55776
32
0
90.70 %  
Cumulative
  $285,843,972
$121,884,985
  $46.18
$90.00
6161098
7195137
4092
19
85.63 %  
 
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