Miss Saigon

As much as I consider MISS SAIGON a near-masterpiece, I’ve always felt it has one problem that the authors should rethink. Needless to say, MISS SAIGON has done extraordinary well without my butting in. After opening to much acclaim in the West End in 1989, it ran a bit over 10 years at Drury Lane. [...]

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Right now, Sir Cameron Mackintosh is readying a revival of one of his biggest hits: MISS SAIGON, which originally ran 10 years in London and just as long in New York. With all the renewed interest in the show, perhaps the time has come for you to stage MISS SAIGON at your theater, either in [...]


Why would the multimillionaire producer of Cats, Phantom of the Opera, and MISS SAIGON take his limo from Manhattan to the struggling former steel town of Levittown, Pennsylvania, to see a high school production of LES MISERABLES? To see the show performed by the astoundingly successful theater company at Harry S Truman High School, run [...]

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As Jane Krakowski so eloquently sang in GRAND HOTEL, “I Want To Go To Hollywood!” She could, in fact, be speaking not just for herself but for many of today’s musical theater hits. Seeing the fantastic LES MISERABLES film this week inevitably got me thinking about musical theater and movies. For as long as Hollywood [...]


A classic love story is brought up-to-date in one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. In MISS SAIGON SCHOOL EDITION, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (the creators of LES MISÉRABLES and MISS SAIGON), along with Richard Maltby, Jr., bring Puccini’s Madame Butterfly to the modern world in a moving testament to the [...]

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Sometimes being faithful to the score of an MTI musical requires unique, signature keyboard/synthesizer patches integral to the orchestration. The challenge for musical directors is when these authentic sounds are difficult to find and even more difficult to re-produce correctly. That’s why we created MTI’s Keyboard Patch SolutionsTM – an easy to use resource designed [...]


Congratulations to our friends at Stagedoor Manor for their awesome feature on CBS Sunday Morning!  The segment aired on the show’s August 8 Broadcast.  Stagedoor, located in New York’s Catskill Mountains, is a summer training camp for the Broadway stars of tomorrow, and has a very impressive alumni list, including Natalie Portman, Jon Cryer, Zach [...]


The St. Louis Muny’s production of THE MUSIC MAN starts its run July 20.  The largest outdoor theatre in the country showcases the talents of James Clow as Harold Hill and Kate Baldwin as Marian Paroo.  Performances end July 26, though, so get your tickets soon! For more information about the Muny’s THE MUSIC MAN, [...]


True Life: Camp’d Out- I’m Going to Performing Arts Camp   MTV takes its popular documentary series, True Life: Camp’d Out, to the Western Catskills of New York to visit the highly distinguished summer camp, French Woods. Shooting for nine weeks of the summer camp session in 2008, MTV’s True Life crew follows the lives [...]