Les Miserables – Imperial Theatre

Les Miserables On Broadway
Will Svenson and Ramin Karimloo in Les Miserables. Photo: Matthew Murphy New York’s iconic Imperial Theater now welcomes a brand new Cameron Mackintosh production of world-famous musical Les Misérables. A runaway critical and popular success across the US, this latest production draws inspiration from Victor Hugo’s own paintings to create bold new staging and dynamic and striking scenery. Set in the nineteenth century in France, a country on the cusp of revolution, Les Misérables is an epic tale of the human spirit and its capacity for love and redemption. Ever since breaking his parole decades earlier, ex-convict Jean Valjean has been on the run from hard-hearted policeman Javert. However, everything changes when Valjean takes on the care of young Cosette, the daughter of a factory worker. With critics calling this latest incarnation of Boubil and Schönberg’s musical a ‘rebirth’ of the masterpiece, one that is even more captivating and effective ... Read more

New Miss Saigon Documentary Released on July 6

Miss Saigon DVD

Just as the creation of the original production of Miss Saigon was documented on film, so to the current revival will have a documentary dedicated to it. The documentary titled The Heat Is Back on is the most comprehensive look at the staging of a West End musical according to Producer Cameron Mackintosh. Mackintosh told The Stage “Having a camera crew watch every stage of the process over a long time meant we were able to get every single element of the show. We thought it would be interesting to not just showcase Miss Saigon, but to show the kind of work that goes into a big musical.” Miss Saigon has been seen by over 40 million people worldwide. From the process of casting 40 actors from 18 different countries, to the reinvention of the staging, including the famous helicopter scene, The Heat is Back On takes us on a … Read more

Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary Video Released

Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary

Following the sell-out success of the 25th Anniversary Gala of Miss Saigon on the 22 September, 2014, the celebratory encore teaser of that special performance has just been released via You Tube. The 25th Anniversary Gala saw the current cast of Miss Saigon joined by original 1989 cast members including Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga, Simon Bowman and Claire Moore. Tickets for the 25th Anniversary Gala – with tickets set at original 1989 prices sold out within minutes. Sir Cameron Mackintosh said at the end of the show: ” We never thought we would ever get this chance to do it all over again. To have two fantastic casts here is just extraordinary. We are incredibly blessed.” We’ll just have to wait to see if the rumours of Miss Saigon following Les Miserables onto the big screen eventuate. We hope so! Enjoy the teaser footage of this special event.

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