A concert celebrating the lives and music of Boublil and Schönberg will be performed in the United States and Canada in Fall 2011/Spring 2012. This stirring tribute to one of the world’s most celebrated creative teams will feature well known musical theatre classics from Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, The Pirate Queen and La Revolution Française … Read moreAugust 2011: Do You Hear the People Sing Concert
Congratulations to the Ballinrobe Musical Society for their splendid production of The Pirate Queen. It was put on with an extraordinary level of passion and commitment with excellent singing, acting and dancing and with superb technical staging and direction. An amazingly professional production!
The world amateur première of The Pirate Queen will play at the Ballinrobe Community School from 11 to 20 February 2010. The Ballinrobe Musical Society has been granted a one off licence to bring the show home to its roots in County Mayo, the land of Grace O’Malley’s birth. They believe they can bring something … Read moreJanuary 2010: The Pirate Queen Comes Home
The Japanese première of The Pirate Queen played between 28 November and the 25 December 2009 at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo before transferring to the Umeda Arts Theatre, Osaka from 1 January to 11 January 2010. It was produced by the renowned theatre company Toho. Western musicals are immensely popular in Japan, especially those … Read moreJanuary 2010: The Pirate Queen in Japan – Review
The first Japanese production of The Pirate Queen opened at the Imperial theatre in Tokyo on 28 November. This performance was attended by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and received a long standing ovation from the audience. It was an excellent production by Toho and I was fortunate to be there to enjoy it. For … Read moreDecember 2009: The Pirate Queen Opens in Japan
Later this year Les Misérables will enter its 25th year in the West End and in order to celebrate this record-breaking achievement Cameron Mackintosh is presenting a new production of the show, which will begin a major international tour at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on 11 December. Cameron Mackintosh: To celebrate 25 years of … Read moreAugust 2009: Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Plans & The Pirate Queen Goes To Tokyo
The original London cast recording of Marguerite was released in July on the First Night Records label. The 26 track CD includes the wonderful songs: Jazz Time, China Doll, The Face I See, Time Was When, Intoxication and How Did I Get To Where I Am? This CD is highly recommended and if you can’t … Read moreJuly 2008: Marguerite – London Cast Recording
The Pirate Queen played in Chicago to packed houses and enthusiastic audiences and although it was acclaimed in Variety as one of the most successful out-of-town tryouts, in general the critical reaction was very mixed. The creative team also felt there was work to be done before the Broadway opening. Interviews Alain Boublil: We didn’t … Read moreApril 2007: The Pirate Queen Opens In New York – Interviews, Changes and Reviews