Created by the acclaimed writers of Les Misérables, this modern, rock-infused adaptation of Puccini‘s 1904 opera Madame Butterfly explores the ongoing impact of love, loss and the collision of cultures during the Vietnam War.
Vietnamese Kim and American G.I. Chris fall in love during the tumultuous fall of Saigon. Three years after their dramatic separation, newly-married Chris discovers Kim survived the war. The star-crossed lovers attempt to reunite in a race across Bangkok in this tragic romance about the shattering devastation of war and the ultimate sacrifice.
Signature brings the electrifying score to life with a 15-piece orchestra and 18-actor company in this new environmental production, performing hit songs including “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “I Still Believe,” “Why, God, Why?” and “The American Dream.”
Gripping entertainment! The New York Times
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. & Alain Boublil
Adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil
Additional Materials by Richard Maltby Jr.
Orchestrations by William D. Brohn
Originally produced on stage by Cameron Mackintosh
Directed by Eric Schaeffer