Ends Jan 14

Miss Saigon

Members say: Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting
85
Critics
63
55 reviews
Members
86
1274 reviews
 

Cameron Mackintosh’s new Olivier Award-nominated revival of this classic musical romance comes to Broadway for a limited engagement.

... Read more

Inspired by Puccini's opera 'Madame Butterfly,' Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s 'Miss Saigon' is an epic and tragic love story about the relationship between Chris, an American GI, and Kim, a young Vietnamese woman, during the final days of the Vietnam War. A runaway hit in its original incarnation, 'Miss Saigon' was the 13th longest-running show in Broadway history.

 
Discount Codes
Good deals for specific dates
$39
and up
$39 - $125 through 12/21
from TravelZoo
MSZQQ719 Go

Details

Monday-Thursday evenings & Wednesday matinees

$39-$79 (reg. $49-$89) Mezzanine
$69-$79 (reg. $89-$99) Rear Orchestra
$99-$119 (reg. $119-$149) Orchestra

Friday & Saturday evenings & Saturday matinees

$89-$99 (reg. $99-$117) Rear Orchestra
$117-$125 (reg. $127-$165) Orchestra

Terms

Regular-priced rear mezzanine seats start at $49. Extra fees are $11 per ticket and $3 per order, but that’s the standard charge on all tickets. Book by Dec. 21. Offer valid on select seats. Offer valid for performances through Dec 21. Blackout dates may apply. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount and is not applicable to previously purchased tickets. Limit 11 tickets per order. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Offer subject to availability and includes a $2 facility fee. Normal phone and Internet service charges apply. Offer may be modified or revoked at any time without notice.

$49 - $119 through 12/21
from BroadwayBox.com
MSBBX307 Go

Details

Mondays - Thursdays
$79 - $119 Select Orchestra
$64 - $109 Front Side Mezzanine
$49 - $89 Rear Mezzanine

Fridays & Saturdays
$89 - $125 Select Orchestra
$89 - $119 Front Side Mezzanine

Terms

Offer valid on select seats. Other blackout dates my apply. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount and is not applicable to previously purchased tickets. Limit 11 tickets per order. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Offer subject to availability and includes a $2.00 facility fee. Normal phone and Internet service charges apply. Offer may be modified or revoked at any time without notice."

$79 - $125 through 10/01
from Playbill Club
MSPBX207 Go
Details
  • Best Seats: $119 (Reg. $137) / $125 (Reg. $142)

    Rear Orch: $79 (Reg. $89) / $89 (Reg. $99)


    Terms

    Offer valid on select seats. Offer valid for performances through October 1. Offer is not valid for April 10-16, May 26-27. Other blackout dates my apply. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount and is not applicable to previously purchased tickets. Limit 11 tickets per order. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Offer subject to availability and includes a $2.00 facility fee. Normal phone and Internet service charges apply. Offer may be modified or revoked at any time without notice. Tuesday performances on March 7, 14, 21 and 28 have 8pm curtain.

$79 - $125 through 1/14
from Theatermania
MSTMC207 Go

Details

Best Seats: $119 (Reg. $137) / $125 (Reg. $142)
Rear Orch: $79 (Reg. $89) / $89 (Reg. $99)

Terms

Offer valid on select seats. Blackout dates my apply. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount and is not applicable to previously purchased tickets. Limit 11 tickets per order. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Offer subject to availability and includes a $2.00 facility fee. Normal phone and Internet service charges apply. Offer may be modified or revoked at any time without notice.

Lottery/Rush
Try your luck for a deep discount
$39
In-Person General Rush
$39
Details
Discount sites
Good discounts, but availability varies
$39
and up
TodayTix
$39 - $59
Go
Goldstar.com
$49 - $99
Go
Other sellers
Good seats, but price varies
$58
and up
SeatGeek
$58
Go
Broadway.com
$121
Go
NAME YOUR PRICE
And wait until it’s available
$
We'll email you when tickets are available at that price or lower.


Cast & Creatives (55)



Reviews (1329)

See: Critics' Reviews | Members' Reviews
63
Avg Score

40
The New York Times

"'Miss Saigon' is as mechanically melodramatic as any theatrical potboiler from the early 20th century...It’s not as if such stories don’t still have the power to stir suspense and tears. But this eventful, sung-through production out of London, directed by Laurence Connor, feels about as affecting as a historical diorama, albeit a lavishly appointed one. This despite the hard and dedicated work of its earnest cast." Full Review

80
Theatermania

"The show retains everything that made it noteworthy in the first place: Schönberg's ear-worm melodies, a massive ensemble of attractive dancers, and a helicopter landing onstage...Connor has opted for the more-is-more approach...When you look beyond the hulking scenery and 'American Idol'-style glory notes, you can see 'Miss Saigon' for what it really is: a bruising indictment of American self-pity in an age in which we still control the lion's share of wealth and power." Full Review

70
BroadwayWorld

"True to its operatic source, the sung-through drama of 'Miss Saigon' is better conveyed via its sweeping, power-ballad-driven music than by its lyrics...Nevertheless, strong performances keep the proceedings stimulating, particularly that of Jon Jon Briones, especially charismatic as The Engineer...Powerfully voiced Eva Noblezada combines sensitive nobility and naiveté as Kim, and Alistair Brammer's rocker-belting Chris effectively displays the steady growth of PTSD." Full Review

85
Variety

"Classy revitalization of an old, presumably boring property that proves to have plenty of life in it yet. The upscale revival should bring a tear to old-timers with romantic memories of the original schmaltzy score, while titillating newbies...The production values alone are a jaw-dropper...And just wait for his big getaway in 'The American Dream,' a show-stopper—and a career-maker for Briones." Full Review

35
Time Out New York

"It’s less a song-and-dance affair in any recognizable sense than it is an ’80s summer movie, weighed down with ridiculous special F/X...Boublil’s lyrics are awfully leaden and generic, and Schönberg churns out predictably pseudo-Asian passages throughout the score—pentatonic patterns, flutes and plucked strings—the musicological equivalent of yellowface...Diversity on Broadway should be celebrated, but give actors of color characters we all can care about." Full Review

25
New York Magazine / Vulture

"In condemning the exploitation of the Vietnamese while in alternate breaths exploiting them for Broadway-scale titillation, the show tries to have it both ways...It’s one thing to dramatize the degradation of women; it’s another thing to wink while doing it...The unrelieved hyper-emphasis of Laurence Connor’s direction basically squashes whatever might be good in 'Miss Saigon'...I am also sorry to report that the helicopter looks like a manatee." Full Review

60
DC Theatre Scene

"The production’s impressive visual spectacle, lively staging and crowd-pleasing vocal calisthenics cannot completely mask a script that leans heavily on emotional manipulation and one-dimensional storytelling...Perhaps a miraculous cast could take such blunt-force emotional instruments and soften them into credibility...If the new 'Miss Saigon' is powerful, it’s because of the powerhouse singing...In fairness, the revival delivers on the thrills that its fans are surely expecting." Full Review

65
Lighting & Sound America

“Schönberg's score is unfailingly melodic, but it doesn't add the requisite gravity and dramatic heft to such potboiler plotting. This is not for lack of trying…The lyrics are distressingly generic. It doesn't help that the characters are mostly one-dimensional and prone to dramatic flip-flops…Still, if you're a fan of ‘Miss Saigon,’ this is a first-class revival, both in terms of its cast and production values.” Full Review

40
The Huffington Post

“Is it good? By no means. But it is big and happily boasts a lead actress who with better material might just become a star. The story is over-heated nonsense, but then so is most opera…The sense of the creative team rehashing what worked before in ‘Les Miz’ is palpable...The tunes are almost astonishingly bad from start to finish both in words and music and all the spectacle in the world can’t hide that…Still, spectacle there is, put across by an able cast." Full Review

70
Theater Pizzazz

“This blockbuster is bulletproof against critical assaults on its...mawkishness, racial stereotyping, melodramatic overkill, and substantial lack of comedy...Still...it's hard to deny the show's ability to zing theatregoers' hearts...Briones, who's played the Engineer in multiple productions, captures his treacherous survivalist instincts without losing audience sympathy. He helps make this an entertaining, if unexceptional, revival of a show whose problems have become more apparent with age.” Full Review

85
The Hollywood Reporter

"Sure, it's a brash, broad-strokes saga with questionable racial and gender representation and a taste for salacious vulgarity. But although director Laurence Connor has adhered to the basic contours of the original, his grittier approach exposes teeth in the material that I don't recall previously being so sharp...Noblezada is a legitimate discovery, just as Salonga was the first time around...This is brawny, crowd-pleasing entertainment." Full Review

30
The Wall Street Journal

"It’s an opera for the tone-deaf: The dramatic gestures are broad and banal, and the faux-rock songs are exercises in louder-is-betterness whose tunes go round and round in tight little circles of melodic monotony. As for the lyrics, by Mr. Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr., they’re by turns tawdry and trite...While 'Miss Saigon' has a can’t-miss plot—it’s as potent today as it was for Puccini—the score, at least to my ear, is unendurable." Full Review

90
AM New York

"'Miss Saigon' is more relevant and heartbreaking today than when it premiered on Broadway in 1991...As directed by Laurence Connor, this solid and satisfying revival builds on the extraordinary visuals, nonstop adrenaline, sweeping emotions and pulsating musical score that characterized the original production while adding an unmissable brutality and grittiness...Briones, Noblezada and Brammer are giving high-intensity performances that stand on par with their predecessors." Full Review

60
The Huffington Post

"Here it comes again just about exactly 26 years after its first landing. It huffs and puffs and settles itself awkwardly but tenaciously...Throughout, everything possible to be done to overwhelm the patrons has been done. So congratulations of a sort go out to Connor for directing with power...As to the performers: Briones is a marvel. He’s a reason to see this bloated whip-up. Noblezada, Brammer and Clarke are all fine, but curiously, their singing is pitched at a strange adolescent level." Full Review

40
Talkin' Broadway

"The most mega of megamusicals. For this mounting, though, the writers and director have striven to strip everything but the helicopter of that 'mega' status. And without it, not only does 'Miss Saigon' not work, it barely registers...Connor's sluggish staging, when it's not overly obvious hits the brakes on an evening that ought to be in near-constant acceleration...Then there are the performances, none of which rises above adequate...Their concerns become inconsequential...So does the show." Full Review

55
Times Square Chronicles

“Ms. Noblezada’s has a gorgeous voice, but her chemistry with Mr. Brammer lacks the sense of love and betrayal needed to keep us on the edge of our seats. The emotional intensity just seems lacking and ‘Miss Saigon’ no longer seems epic. Bob Avian’s choreography lacks the luster the original had…If you have never seen this show, you will be entertained, but if you saw the original you will be underwhelmed, for the heat is gone in 'Saigon.'” Full Review

80
New York Daily News

"This bracing new production from London reminds that whirlybirds can’t whip up emotions. Only good actors can do that. The revival has plenty of them...Noblezada impresses Kim. She sings from a deep well of emotion and gets under your skin...Briones brings sleaze and sly humor to the role...His gritty take on 'American Dream' is a highlight. Too bad he’s also saddled with a gratuitous 'Make American great again' line. It mars the show's otherwise fine-tuned return." Full Review

80
Deadline

"This production is sensational in every way: visually and sonically (often painfully so). Most important, it’s brilliantly cast...'Miss Saigon' is a show that eats its cheesecake and has it too, like a skin flick that runs a banner at the end promising to donate proceeds to a home for wayward girls...The show’s high point, 'The American Dream'...is more chilling than I’ve ever seen it...The production’s other big discovery is Eva Noblezada...Noblezada radiates conviction." Full Review

85
CurtainUp

"The helicopter may not be completely the real thing but with the help of lighting and strong fans, it's still pretty amazing...Using that spectacle factor and the quality of the singing as a baseline to judge whether 'Miss Saigon' holds up, the answer is 'yes.' This is the biggest, most spectacle-rich show in town...Noblezada sings with enough feeling to touch even the most cynical members of the audience...Current events make this new production as sadly timely as it is entertaining." Full Review

80
Newsday

"Eva Noblezada has an enormous, poignant strength and a piercing voice that can delicately float as confidently as it blasts. Alistair Brammer has the voice, the jaw and the muscles of a gentle American giant...The story feels more urgent amid renewed refugee tragedies and our consciousness of the sex trade. And the narrative—helped by unusually graceful lyrics—almost distract from the generic Euro-pop ballads and anthems that sound like many we’ve heard before." Full Review

85
TheaterScene.net

"The new 'Miss Saigon' is as hypnotic in its storytelling as it is overwrought in depicting its small tale of five people caught up in events beyond their control. As one might expect from one of the blockbuster British musicals, everything about it is huge. Luckily time has made its underlying theme of the fate of refugees caught up in war both relevant and immense too." Full Review

35
The Wrap

"Once again the music is merely loud when it needs to be affecting...Rather than giving us an impression of the repressive regime, director Laurence Connor and choreographer Bob Avian turn these songs into typical Broadway showstoppers...If only the songwriters had recycled more from Kander and Ebb...The lyrics by Boublil and Matlby Jr. can be summed up in their creation of a character named John. He isn’t named Bruce because Bruce doesn’t rhyme with Saigon." Full Review

55
CitiTour

"The ballad-heavy score remains, for the most part, slightly soporific; the Vietnam-era-set libretto is both melodramatic and sometimes offensive, and Connor’s direction favors assaulting the senses whenever possible. That means the helicopter is bigger and more realistic than before. And the first act somehow seems livelier, in part due to its complete lack of subtlety. But the only real reason to even consider seeing this show are the outstanding performances from the three leads." Full Review

70
WNBC

"An elaborate staging, which at times vies for attention with the talented cast...Briones is the focal point of this 'Miss,' part-character and part-narrator, emceeing his way across Asia with gyrating hips and snarky asides...Noblezada is effective...The helicopter scene remains phenomenal...My issues with 'Miss Saigon' aren’t deal-breakers: the orchestrations sometimes unintentionally subvert the presence of the actors. And the initial bond between Kim and Chris isn’t sketched out enough." Full Review

80
Front Row Center

"The story packs an unavoidable emotional punch, even if you do see it coming, largely due to the performance of Ms. Noblezada...She simply nails all of it...Briones is doubtless giving the best performance of his long career...The large cast is uniformly excellent...The design elements are appropriately impressive...The pop-rock score is sometimes tepid and often repetitive, but when it has to soar it does so, usually on the wings of Eva Noblezada’s beautiful soprano voice." Full Review

See: Critics' Reviews | Members' Reviews
86
Avg Score

79
Ambitious, Epic, Resonant, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you are in the mood for a great revival. It's firing on all cylinders and is visually very impressive.

Don't see it if you're looking for a modern show. Nothing about the plot/content has been updated here.

79
Good engineer, so-so romantic leads

See it if you've never seen it before or for Jon Jon Briones' terrifically slimy Engineer. The rearrangement of musical numbers makes dramatic sense.

Don't see it if you expect any chemistry between romantic leads Noblezada & Brammer who appear to be making mental shopping lists in their headswhile acting

75
Depressing, Great acting

See it if it's a classic. I went into it thinking that. The sweeping music, ballads, weepy notes. Heartbreaking. A b'way spectacle

Don't see it if cheesy and depressing at times. but the lead actress (Eva) was so captivating and talented.

96
Epic, Profound, Great singing, Great staging, Tragic

See it if You want to see a near perfect production of a classic tragedy. Love. Loss. Denial. Innocence. Cowards. Heroes. Good and evil. Its all here.

Don't see it if You're looking for laughs or if you didn't like the original. This is exactly like that one only with all the staging "umphed up".

79
Entertaining, Great staging, Fast paced, Great lead actors, Melodic score

See it if You liked the original and want to see an update production, or if you want to see a great performer in the lead role of Kim.

Don't see it if Anthemic pop opera like musicals are not your thing or you cannot abide work over-singing by some performers.

70
Ambitious, Quirky, Indulgent, Slow, Great staging

See it if amazing choreography; strong actors, but the script is still weak and the lyrics are amateurish; if you're a fan of the original

Don't see it if not sure why this show was such a huge hit originally; recognizable melodies from Les Miz; female lead was outstanding though

90
Delightful, Great acting, Profound, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want a night of delightful musical with beautiful music with great performers.

Don't see it if you don't want a somewhat cliched storyline.

Also Eva and Jon Jon are truly amazing in this production.

89
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy a classic big staged musical. Great music, great original cast, cleaver staging.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals with romance, sad story.

76
Epic, Great acting, Romantic, Entertaining, Melodramatic

See it if you've never seen a production before. This is a big show full of spectacle. Definitely honors its status as one of Broadway's mega-hits.

Don't see it if you're looking for something upbeat & fun. The show is very melodramatic. And the ending was a huge downer-- I was not prepared for it!

Also I actually never saw Miss Saigon before & wasn't familiar with the plo... Read more Read less

86
Ambitious, Epic, Entertaining, Great singing, Great sets

See it if You enjoy large-scale productions. You're familiar w/ the story & want to see it come to life. You want to hear gorgeous voice of the lead.

Don't see it if You want a happy ending. You are not interested in war-related stories. You are into love stories. You are looking for a more intimate show.

98
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Intense, Masterful

See it if you are a fan of classic musicals with incredible sets. The score is fantastic and the cast is divine.

Don't see it if you do not like sad stories because this show is heartbreaking.

82
Ambitious, Epic, Intelligent, Confusing, Great singing

See it if you missed it the first time around, otherwise it doesn't really add much to the original production

Don't see it if you are looking for a new and innovative take on the original production

75
Absorbing, Intense, Great singing, Odd lyric changes

See it if you love the music or want to be moved by a powerfully, dramatic piece of theater featuring several strong performances

Don't see it if you're sensitive to violence or sexual scenes. Also, and this is a small thing, they changed many of the lyrics which I found distracting

90
Epic, Intense, Romantic, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like operettas that are completely sung through, and intense love stories that are very dramatic in everything that happens.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of intense dramas such as Les Mis where there's not necessarily a happy ending and there's a lot of intense moments.

80
Ambitious, Epic, Profound, Resonant, Great staging

See it if you want to see a powerful, well-acted story with an ending that packs an emotional wallop.

Don't see it if you want a quieter, less ambitious, and/or light-hearted production

82
Indulgent, Dated, Entertaining, Great singing, Escapist

See it if You like powerhouse singers, romantic ballads, elaborate moving sets, and grand scale. You’d see Fantine’s spin-off.

Don't see it if You’re looking for fine acting and characters you can relate to (rather than tragic types in extreme situations), or a cheerful comedy

Also If you want to understand how musical theater was revitalized for a ne... Read more Read less

84
Ambitious, Raunchy, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to see a TRUE Broadway Production that contains great music; great singing; great sets; great costumes, and all the glitz & glamour

Don't see it if you don't like shows set at wartime or that show the raunch and exploitation of the insides of a brothel...

49
Bad sets, bad sound system, overacting, over-singing, and unrelentingly anti-american

See it if I am not sure I can come up with a reason. The choreography is primitive this is just ugly.

Don't see it if You have seen a gentler more light handed version. If you have never seen it. This just doesnt work on any level.

85
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Melodramatic, Risque

See it if you're looking for a dramatic musical with lush melodies, terrific singing and elaborate production design. Production is a big spectacle.

Don't see it if you might find the melodrama of it all tiresome or the story with American exceptionalism dated. Some mature content and sexual themes.

84
Epic, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you want to see new faces take on the work or want to be dazzled by fantastic new talent. Also if you like big numbers and big set pieces

Don't see it if you don't like romantic, spectacle driven shows

100
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Powerful, Great staging

See it if You want to see a very powerful performance

Don't see it if You want something light and easy

65
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Dated, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You loved the original production or any Cameron Macintosh Production in the past. Want to see some incredible voices (Eva Noblezada)!

Don't see it if You hate long musicals with a "Les mis" type of score, or feeling to the production. Show feels outdated, I wanted to really love this butno

85
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You were a fan of Les Miserables or enjoy musicals with little to no dialogue.

Don't see it if You prefer shows with more spoken and not sing dialogue or don't like war-based plots.

92
Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Emotional, Incredible singing & staging

See it if you want to feel something profound while also being taken by an unexpected romance; don't mind tragedies. Go to see Eva Noblezada amaze.

Don't see it if you don't like unhappy endings, are bothered by some sexy and salacious scenes (and song lyrics), need something more contemporary and new.

Also This mostly-sung-through musical set mostly in 1970s Vietnam balances ... Read more Read less

91
Great acting, Powerful, Great staging, Brilliant production design, Slam bang

See it if You want to be part of an exquisitely produced revival of a past Tony winner. Knockout performances by Eva Noblezada + Jon Jon Briones.

Don't see it if Mostly sung musicals w/ a great book, but little of it actual dialogue, are not your cup of tea or you have no desire to revisit Viet Nam.

Also I had never seen this show before but my timing seems to have been on ... Read more Read less