Why A New Production Of “Miss Saigon” Is Breaking Records

“It turned out that the return of this ambitious, sung-through musical, which tells the story of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly transposed to the Vietnam War, with its melodious, some might say soupy, love songs, and its bitter depiction of an urban underworld where desperate West meets impoverished East, was the most eagerly anticipated in theatreland. If this is a surprise, it shouldn’t be.”