Home / Tag Archives: Alain Boublil

Tag Archives: Alain Boublil

Les Misérables – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book/Lyrics: Alain Boublil Book/Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg Lyrics: Herbert Kretzmer Director: Laurence Connor Currently in the midst of its first UK tour in a decade, producer extraordinaire Cameron Mackintosh revives the 25th Anniversary production of Boublil and Schonberg's epic musical masterpiece Les Misérables. Under the direction of Laurence Connor who has also helmed the new productions of Phantom of the Opera ...

Read More »

Miss Saigon – Bristol Hippodrome

Book & Lyrics: Alain Boublil Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Scarlet Wildhorn Hot on the heels of composers Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil’s smash hit musical, Les Misérables, just four years previous, Miss Saigon was first performed on 1989 and tells the story of a doomed romance between a then 17-year-old Vietnamese woman and an American G.I. It is ...

Read More »

Miss Saigon – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Alain Boublil & Richard Maltby Jr. Book: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Iris Beaumont The heat is certainly on in Manchester as Claude-Michel Schönberg  and Alain Boublil’s Madame Butterfly inspired musical lands in the city as part of its Uk Tour. Schönberg and Boublil’s emotional musical is set during the Vietnam war and ...

Read More »

Miss Saigon – Festival Theatre Edinburgh

Book & Lyrics: Alain Boublil Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Dominic Corr Before the likes of Wicked or The Lion King, Miss Saigon stood as one of the West End’s epic musicals.  Heavily influenced by Madame Butterfly and with the legendary creative team of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, it’s no wonder many adore this musical. In many ways ...

Read More »

Miss Saigon – Curve, Leicester

Book and Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Richard Maltby Jr and Alain Boublil with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Everything about this touring production of Miss Saigon is big. The cast is big – nearly forty cast members are named in the programme – the orchestra is big – 15 credited musicians -  the sets and ...

Read More »

CD REVIEW: Miss Saigon – The Definitive Live Recording

Book/Lyrics: Alain Boublil Concept/Book/Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg Reviewer: Lucy Thackray Since May of this year, London has been abuzz with a solidly successful revival of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s 1989 hit Miss Saigon. Starring fresh-from-high-school American actress Eva Noblezada as Kim and West End darling Alastair Brammer as GI love interest Chris, this fresh, international cast can now be heard ...

Read More »

Miss Saigon – Prince Edward Theatre, London

Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Richard Maltby Jnr. &Alain Boublil Book: Alain Boublil &Claude-Michel Schönberg Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: John Roberts Making a welcome return to London, 15 years after it finished its original record breaking run at Drury Lane, Miss Saigon has once again landed in the West End and has HIT written all over. Director Laurence Connor, the mastermind ...

Read More »

Russell Watson: Only One Man – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Russell Watson is quite unique as a singer. Leaving school without qualifications, he quickly gained a factory job, wife and child and supplemented his earnings singing pop covers on the northern club circuit. Almost by chance, and despite lacking any classical training, he discovered an affinity with classical arias when it was suggested he sing ‘Nessun Dorma’. ...

Read More »