Miss Saigon, the musical written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, is to return to the West End from May 3 to October 25, 2014.
The new production, which marks the musical’s 25th anniversary year since it was staged at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, will run at the Prince Edward Theatre.
The revival by Cameron Mackintosh will be based on a “reimagined” version of the musical that was first staged ten years ago, directed by Laurence Connor.
It will feature a new song called Maybe, sung by the character Ellen. This has already been included in recent Dutch and Japanese productions, but London audiences will be the first to hear the song in English.
The show is directed by Connor and will have musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt.
Production design is by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley, and the costumes will be designed by Andreane Neofitou.
The show’s orchestrations are by William David Brohn, and the production will have lighting by Bruno Poet and sound design by Mick Potter.
Mackintosh said: “If anything, the tragic love story of Miss Saigon has become even more relevant today. In the last 25 years our country has become involved in similar wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the way we weren’t in Vietnam and the American Dream has been buffeted by the reality of recent history. The new production has taken a more gritty and realistic approach to the design than the operatic original but still delivers the power and epic sweep of Boublil and Schönberg’s great score.”
Booking for Miss Saigon opens on September 9.