But someone actually had. As a performer, she broke down a major barrier. How can you imagine one day you will be celebrated by your pals at Carnegie Hall? He sings with dramatic and melodic conviction. Philip Quast as Javert develops a strong stage presence.
With Michael Mahler providing the lyrics, "It was a great first experiment of how it could sound in English," he says. Humour is provided by the gruesome Thernadiers, a Punch-and-Judy couple played by Tony Timberlake and Louise Plowright with the necessary gusto.
Heroism and martyrdom play in a vacuum. Corpse-robbers, cheats and thieves, innkeepers and foster parents, they are the unacceptable face of private enterprise. The show will also allow the pair to simultaneously look back on their past while ahead at the future.
Though the pair is modest about their excitement, it clearly comes across that they are thrilled by this honor. So does Jeff Leyton as Valjean, Ria Jones as Fantine, the unmarried mother reduced to prostitution to support her child Cosette, and Meredith Braun as Eponine, the wild Cupid figure who falls in love with wimpy Marius.
One can take Les Miserables the musical as rhetorical froth, style, with cause removed. As Boublil expects, "Next year, exactly at this time," Miss Saigon will be back on Broadway, with Noblezada heading the company.
So we can thank him twice. Each note means something for me, and each syllable means something for Claude-Michel. The first night at the Palace Theatre was dogged by technical glitches, but the second went like clockwork, building towards the obligatory standing ovation.
I played the piano and Colm [Wilkinson] was singing. And then we have an unforgettable trip around the world to cast and find the amazing Lea Salonga, who suddenly comes to life in front of our eyes. Delacroix by numbers or as a French visitor described it Disney at the barricades.
There is a villain, Javert, the jailer and spy who sets out to recapture Jean Valjean, a prisoner who breaks bail and goes on ultimately to beneficent prosperity. But, judging by the applause, the Manchester audience would not agree.
But this is not Victor Hugo. Ken Caswell is the "Director for Manchester" - not a creative director in the usual sense, more a realiser of this hugely profitable political romance.
Alain came back from London and said I saw Oliver! The lyrics are paralysed by predictable rhymes, subverting the energy of the score. We are presented with revolutionaries but have little sense of what they are rebelling against. Salonga, then seventeen years old, has been in their lives and careers ever since.
Essentially, the same production can be seen in London, Toronto and on Broadway; only the singers vary.After the spectacular success of both LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON, on the West End, on Broadway and worldwide, the team of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg based their third musical, MARTIN GUERRE, on the true story of a 16th Century French soldier who assumes another man's identity and then falls in love with his wife.
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