- Preview: March 23, 1991
- Open: April 11, 1991
- Close: January 28, 2001
"Miss Saigon" 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 follows a romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl.
"Miss Saigon" had its World Premiere at The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London on September 20th, 1989 where it played for over 4000 performances until October 30th, 1999.