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About Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The setting of the plot is relocated to the 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War, and Madame Butterfly's story of marriage between an American lieutenant and Japanese girl is replaced by a romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl.

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But when moonlight fills my room, I know...you are here, still...
Kim

Miss Saigon Facts

The musical premièred at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London on 20 September 1989, closing after over four thousand performances, on 30 October 1999.

The musical represented Schönberg and Boublil's second major success, following Les Misérables in 1985.

As of January 2013, Miss Saigon is still the eleventh longest-running Broadway musical in musical theatre history.

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