Memories of A World on Fire

MISS SAIGON Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg

MISS SAIGON Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg

Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil

If spectators can clear their minds of the hoopla about the record $37 million advance sales, the $10 million production cost, the $100 top ticket price, the ethnic controversies over stereotypes and casting, and the residual political furor over the Vietnam War -- in other words, of all the things that make Miss Saigon an event rather than simply an entertainment -- they may find that the musical that opened on Broadway last week is a cracking good show. It blends a love story and a spectacle...

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