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Los Angeles Music Center
Los Angeles, CA

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Martin Guerre is a two-act musical with a book by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, lyrics by Alain Boublil and Stephen Clark, and music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Written in the operatic style similar to the creative team's previous efforts, LES MISERABLES and Miss Saigon, the bulk of the show is sung-through, with little spoken dialogue between the musical numbers. It failed to match the box office success of its two predecessors.



Loosely based on the real-life historical figure Martin Guerre and the 1982 film The Return of Martin Guerre he inspired, the story is set in early modern France in the anti-Protestant town of Artigat, where young Martin Guerre is forced into an arranged marriage with Bertrande de Rols in order to produce a Catholic heiR. Martin is unsatisfied with the marriage, complicated by the fact that a childhood friend, Guillaume, is secretly in love with Bertrande.



Beaten by the priests due to his failure to consummate the union, Martin abandons his home and Bertrande to fight the Protestant Huguenots, and it is during the skirmishes that he befriends Arnaud du Thil with whom he shares his history, beginning the story at this point, seven years later, in medias res. When Martin appears to die in battle, Arnaud goes to his village to inform Bertrande of her husband's death but, mistaken for the deceased soldier by the residents, he decides to play along with their error and becomes involved with Bertrande.



Aware of Arnaud's deception, Bertrande decides to keep his secret and the two discover a mutual romantic attraction while Arnaud takes the name "Martin Guerre" for himself. Guillaume, who had until now hoped for a chance with Bertrande romantically, becomes envious of the supposedly returned soldier. As Bertrande, secretly converted toProtestantism, also turns Arnaud to her faith, Guillaume uncovers their beliefs and so they are assaulted by a roused mob. Before Arnaud is killed, however, Benoit, the knowing village idiot, reveals that he is not truly Martin Guerre, but rather, an imposter. The authorities arrest Arnaud-still claiming that he is Martin-under charges of deception and at the end of the trial, Martin Guerre himself, having apparently survived the war, appears as the last witness. In prison, Arnaud, however, is freed by Martin who forgives him for stealing his identity, noting the legitimacy of Arnaud and Bertrande's love for each other. The mob, though, sets the town ablaze and Guillaume stabs Arnaud before he can escape. As Arnaud dies in Bertrande's arms, Martin and Bertrande sing mournfully about love and the two part for good. The town contemplates their own xenophobic actions remorsefully.





Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild to Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

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Ann Emery, Original 'Grandma' in West End's BILLY ELLIOT, Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that actress Ann Emery, who originated the role of 'Grandma' in the West End's BILLY ELLIOT - THE MUSICAL, has died.  (more...)

Anthony Crivello Joins Kelli James for LEGENDS & LES MISERABLES at Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Theater Works is excited to announce an exclusive event with Broadway stars Kelli James, James May and special guest, Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello. J (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Lead THE KING AND I Tour, Launching at PPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC recently announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) would lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. The tour will launch in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) October 30-November 6, 2016. (more...)

The Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical Adaptation Runs This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Public Theater kicks off the 2016-17 season this month with a free Public Works musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. (more...)

FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn to Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Just announced, four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) will join the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde. (more...)

Video Roundup: Meet a New Anna and the King- Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC just announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. Joan Almedilla will play Lady Thiang with Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey. The tour will launch in Providence, RI October 30-November 6, 2016, and will play multi-week and single week engagements throughout the 2016-17 touring season and beyond. Please find complete schedule at www.thekinganditour.com. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber previously announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink, starring Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Terrence McNally, with direction and choreography by PMT Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by Ryan Brewster. Porchlight Revisits The Rink is presented for three-nights-only tonight, Oct. 4 through Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's In The Heights (previews begin September 9) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits THE RINK Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink, starring Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Terrence McNally, with direction and choreography by PMT Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by Ryan Brewster. (more...)

Rebecca Luker and More Set for Garner Performing Arts Center's BROADWAY VOICES Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

See them for a fraction of their NYC ticket price! Broadways biggest stars will be featured in one-night only concerts as part of the BROADWAY VOICES series in the Triangle at GPAC. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of HALF A SIXPENCE Surprises Sir Cameron Mackintosh on Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Sir Cameron Mackintosh's 70th birthday began with a 'Flash Bang Wallop' as the cast of HALF A SIXPENCE surprised him with an impromptu performance as he inspected works at the Noel Coward Theatre, ahead of their first performance later this month. Check out the photos below! (more...)

LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Broadway Stars Set For The First Annual NiCori Winter Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

NiCori Studios and Productions proudly announces the first annual Winter Gala which will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7pm at Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College with a VIP After Party at Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center. The Gala is presented by NiCori Studios and Productions and will feature top notch Broadway and Television performers. The goal of the Gala is to help insure that no NiCori youth student is ever turned away due to financial hardship. (more...)

Judy Kuhn Joins Company of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn(Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) joins the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde beginning tonight, Tuesday, November 22nd and will play through the show's final performance on Saturday, December 31st at 2:00 pm.  She takes over the role from Jessica Hecht whose final performance was on Sunday, November 20th. (more...)

Broadway Stars Come to Bloomfield for the First Annual NiCori Winter Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

NiCori Studios and Productions proudly announces the first annual Winter Gala which will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7pm at Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College with a VIP After Party at Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center.  (more...)

BWW Review: New York Pops Gala Concert Salutes Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

Carnegie Hall was filled with musical theatre stars to celebrate the creators of LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON. (more...)

Claude-Michel Schönberg Named Visiting Professor at Oxford
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Claude-Michel Schonberg has been named as the next Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, based at St Catherine's College at the University of Oxford.  He will succeed Simon Russell Beale in October 2016. (more...)

YOU ON THE MOORS NOW to Launch The Hypocrites' 20th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced its 20th Anniversary Season, featuring five dynamic productions, including a world premiere musical adaptation and two Chicago premieres. The company is also thrilled to launch a new play development initiative, with its first-ever new play commissions. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: Jose Llana Will Release Debut Album, ALTITUDE, This May!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 15, 2016

YELLOW SOUND LABEL will release the debut American solo album from Drama Desk Award-winning theatre star JOSE LLANA on Friday, May 13. Altitude - based on his acclaimed concert at the Lincoln Center American Songbook Series last year - celebrate his 20 years on Broadway with a savvy collection of songs he performed on and off the main stem, in addition to pop favorites. Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles, his co-star in the Off-Broadway smash Here Lies Love, is featured as special guest. Altitude is produced by Michael Croiter with Kimberly Grigsby serving as Music Director. Pre-order the album at www.YellowSoundLabel.com. (more...)

BWW Review: Meeting the Man Behind LES MIS
by Megan Gutierrez - Mar 14, 2016

This week I had the opportunity to meet Alain Boublil at Hale Centre Theatre, co-creator of this beloved musical. Even as I type those words they don't seem real. To shake the man's hand and tell him how he changed my life, words can't explain the absolute star-struck euphoria of that moment. (more...)

Tony Nominee Judy Kuhn Brings RODGERS, RODGERS & GUETTEL to Feinstein's at the Nikko Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein welcomes the four-time Tony Award nominee, Judy Kuhn, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances of her acclaimed show, Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel, today, Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. and tomorrow, Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Joanna Francis, Jon Robyns, Karen Mann and More Join SISTER ACT UK Tour; Opens at Curve, July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tour schedule below with further casting to be announced. (more...)

Mario Lopez, Krysta Rodriguez & More Join Cast of A CHORUS LINE at The Hollywood Bowl!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

New casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's production of A Chorus Line, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical.  The additional cast members announced are Mario Lopez as Zach, Sarah Bowden as Cassie Ferguson, Krysta Rodriguez as Diana Morales, and Courtney Lopez as Kristine Ulrich. (more...)

SISTER ACT UK Tour Opens at the Curve Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

The Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, opens tonight 30 July 2016. (more...)

The National Tour of Curve's New Production of SISTER ACT Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016 and visiting The Bristol Hippodrome from the 19th - 24th September 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 10, 2016
by - Jul 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alexandra Burke, Starring in SISTER ACT Tour, Opening at Curve, July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce that Alexandra Burke will star as 'Deloris Van Cartier' in the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis. SISTER ACT will open at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tour schedule below with further dates and full casting to be announced shortly. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh Abandons Boublil & Schonberg's Revised MARTIN GUERRE
by Jessica Khan - Jan 4, 2017

As reported back in 2015, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg were busy reworking their musical Martin Guerre for a West End return, backed by Cameron Mackintosh. (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey, Jenni Barber & More Set for Lexington Theatre Company's 'Concert With The Stars'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Lexington Theatre Company is in final preparations for its second 'Concert With The Stars,' January 16, 2016, at 8:00pm at The Lexington Opera House. This year's line-up of stars includes Jenni Barber (Wicked, Annie, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Stephen R. Buntrock (A Little Night Music, Oklahoma, Beauty & The Beast), Erin Dilly (A Christmas Story, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Tony nominee for Chittty Chitty Bang Bang) and Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin, Next to Normal, Wicked, ABC's 'Nashville'), alongside collegiate and local talent - illustrating the mission of this new professional theatre company in Lexington, Kentucky. 'Concert With the Stars' is sponsored by KentuckyOne Health. (more...)

Michael Matus and George Rae are Hopping into the West End to Star in Stephen Sondheim's THE FROGS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Michael Matus & George Rae will play Dionysos and Xanthias in the UK premiere of the latest Broadway version of the rarely performed musical, an hilarious send up of Greek comedy and satire, with a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane. (more...)

Irvington Town Hall Theater Presents CABARET ON THE HUDSON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Cabaret on the Hudson Music Series Comes to the Irvington Town Hall Theater in February (more...)

Ken Watanabe Will Return to THE KING AND I This March; LOST's Daniel Dae Kim to Take Over in May!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop, Producing Artistic Director) has announced the casting of a succession of Kings to star this spring in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Hoon Lee, who is currently starring as the King of Siam, will play his final performance in the role on Sunday, February 28. (more...)

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Announces New Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

With Mischief Theatre's production of The Play That Goes Wrong soon to open on Broadway, today the company announces the new cast for its critically acclaimed smash (and grab) hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present LOUIS & KEELY: LOVE AT THE SAHARA Opens 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Hershey Felder Presents are thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Claire Stewart starring in LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA, written by Vanessa Stewart, Taylor Hackford & Jake Broder, choreography by Vernel Bagneris and directed by Taylor Hackford.  "Our subscribers and audiences are about the have the time of their lives as we transport them to 1950's Las Vegas and beyond and the incomparable song-stylings of Louis Prima and Keely Smith," says Wareham. LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA will begin previews on Wednesday, February 24; will open on Saturday, February 27 and will run through Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Full Casting for Revival of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness.  (more...)

LES MISERABLES Creators To Be Artists-in-Residence at the University of Virginia
by Andrew Burrill - Feb 1, 2017

Schonberg and Boublil will be artists-in-residence at the University of Virginia from Feb. 22 to 24, sharing their experience and creative insights with students, faculty, staff and the Charlottesville, Virginia community. (more...)

MaryJoanna Grisso, Austin Colby, Natascia Diaz and More Star in Signature Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Signature Theatre presents WEST SIDE STORY, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Cabaret). The musical, a collaboration of music, dance and theater giants Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins and Arthur Laurents, is considered by some to be one of the greatest musicals of all time. WEST SIDE STORY will run from tonight, December 8 - January 24 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

The New York Pops Announces New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

he New York Pops' Chairman James A. Read is pleased to announce the appointment of Alain Boublil and Elizabeth Ritzcovan to the Board of Directors. (more...)

Ashley Robinson and Rebecca Trehearn To Star in FLOYD COLLINS at Wilton's Music Hall
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Musical FLOYD COLLINS today announces its fantastic cast. It will star original Chicago cast member of Wicked Ashley Robinson as cave explorer Floyd Collins, with Rebecca Trehearn, fresh from the critically acclaimed West End production of Showboat, playing his sister Nellie Collins. Jack Chissick, who recently appeared in the 2016 Olivier Award-winning production of Gypsy in the West End, has been cast as Lee Collins, with Sarah Ingram as Miss Jane, whose West End credits include Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Martin Guerre and Flashdance. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and Andrew Kober to Lead the Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Public Theater will kick off the 2016-17 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, TWELFTH NIGHT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Nikki M. James as Viola and Jose Llana as Orsino. (more...)

Anthony Crivello Joins Kelli James for LEGENDS & LES MISERABLES at Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Theater Works is excited to announce an exclusive event with Broadway stars Kelli James, James May and special guest, Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello. J (more...)

Tony Nominee Judy Kuhn to Bring RODGERS, RODGERS & GUETTEL to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein will welcome the four-time Tony Award nominee, Judy Kuhn, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances of her acclaimed show, Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel, on Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg Reworking MARTIN GUERRE, Seeking Opera House Premiere
by Michael Dale - Apr 29, 2016

Their third musical, despite its Olivier award, never received the recognition of their LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Hugh Panaro Reveals His Dream Boublil & Schonberg Role Before the New York Pops Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

In anticipation of the big event, BroadwayWorld is checking in with some of the performers. Today, check out what Hugh Panaro had to say... (more...)

THE KING AND I's Jose Llana to Celebrate Release of New CD with Ruthie Ann Miles at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Drama Desk Award-winning theatre star JOSE LLANA will celebrate his debut American solo album Altitude with his debut concert at Joe's Pub at The Public on Monday, May 16 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 4/24/2016
by BWW - Apr 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/24/2016 for Miami (more...)

Broadway's Hugh Panaro to Perform with Brevard Symphony Orchestra, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Spend an unforgettable evening with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and vocalist Hugh Panaro, one of Broadway's most popular leading men, for a program featuring Broadway's greatest hits on Saturday, April 30th at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: John Owen-Jones Reflects on Working with Boublil and Schonberg Before the New York Pops Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

In anticipation of the big event, BroadwayWorld is checking in with some of the performers. Today, check out what John Owen-Jones had to say... (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

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