December 2009: The Pirate Queen Opens in Japan

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

August 2009: Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Plans & The Pirate Queen Goes To Tokyo

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

February 2009: Boublil and Schönberg Shows in Japan and Simon Bowman’s New Album

Marguerite opened at Tokyo’s Akasaka Act Theater on February 10. It will play there until February 19, then at Osaka’s Umeda Arts Theater from February 25 to March 5, and then at Tokyo’s Nissay Theater from March 12 to 29. Miss Saigon is currently playing at the Hakataza Theatre in Fukuoka until March 25.   … Read moreFebruary 2009: Boublil and Schönberg Shows in Japan and Simon Bowman’s New Album

July 2008: Marguerite – London Cast Recording

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

July 2008: Marguerite – London Production Interviews, Synopsis and Reviews

Marguerite opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London on 20 May 2008 for a limited run ending on 1 November 2008 as the finale of Jonathan Kent’s Haymarket Launch Season. The project had been in development for over six years with Michel Legrand writing the music, Alain, Claude-Michel and Jonathan Kent working on the … Read moreJuly 2008: Marguerite – London Production Interviews, Synopsis and Reviews

March 2008: Marguerite – A New Musical

Marguerite is the World Première of a collaboration between Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Michel Legrand, Herbert Kretzmer and Jonathan Kent. It is the finale of the inaugural season of the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company. Performances begin at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London on May 7, with the official opening night on May 20, and … Read moreMarch 2008: Marguerite – A New Musical

July 2007: Martin Guerre at the Watermill – Review, Cast and Interview With Craig Revel Horwood

 A brand new production of Martin Guerre opened at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury on July, 11 2007 with the official opening night on July 16. It was a sell-out and ran to high critical acclaim for its allotted 8 weeks until September 1. It was directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, and it … Read moreJuly 2007: Martin Guerre at the Watermill – Review, Cast and Interview With Craig Revel Horwood

April 2007: The Pirate Queen Opens In New York – Interviews, Changes and Reviews

 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