06 March, 2016 – Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical LES MISÉRABLES arrives next week and, in even more exciting news, the show has announced a season extension, giving it an incredible 6-week run in Manila.
This new production of LES MISÉRABLES has been praised by critics, fans and new audiences, breaking box office records internationally and inspiring filmmakers to make the outstandingly successful movie which went on to win 3 Oscar’s®, 3 Golden
Globes® 4 BAFTAs and 5 Helpmann Awards®
One of the world’s greatest musicals, this new production of the much-loved blockbuster features glorious modernised staging, orchestrations and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. The international cast members,including Simon Gleeson, Earl Carpenter and Rachelle Ann Go continue to rehearse in Manila ahead of their first performance on 11 March. Presented in Manila by Smart Infinity, the anticipation remains high for the imminent staging of the musical.
(READ: Cast Announced for Manila Production of Les Misérables)
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century revolutionary France, LES MISÉRABLES is a much loved blockbuster musical which has been seen by over 70 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 22 languages, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly one of the most popular musicals of all time. Having won more than 125 major awards around the world it has been hailed as the most stirring, moving musical ever. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, it is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of LES MISÉRABLES includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Stars”, “Bring Him Home”, “Do You Hear the People Sing?”, “One Day More”, “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”, “Master of the House” and many more.
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Cameron Mackintosh’s production of LES MISÉRABLES is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. Adapted by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, it has additional material by James Fenton. The 25th Anniversary Production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell and designed by Matt Kinley. Original costumes are by Andreane Neofitou, additional costumes by Christine Rowland, lighting design by Paule Constable and sound design by Mick Potter. Executive Producer of the international production is Michael Cassel.
(WATCH: Les Misérables Manila Cast Rehearsal)
The Manila premiere of Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production, LES MISÉRABLES, arrives at The Theatre at Solaire from March 11, 2016.
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