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Alain Boublil

 
Birth Place:
TUNISIA
Bio:
Alain Boublil’s first musical, La RĂ©volution Française, was the first ever staged French rock opera in 1973 in Paris and the start of his collaboration with composer Claude-Michel Schönberg. Their next show, Les MisĂ©rables, opened in Paris in 1980 and played there again in 1991 after having in ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: TUNISIA

Bio:
Alain Boublil’s first musical, La RĂ©volution Française, was the first ever staged French rock opera in 1973 in Paris and the start of his collaboration with composer Claude-Michel Schönberg. Their next show, Les MisĂ©rables, opened in Paris in 1980 and played there again in 1991 after having in ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

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[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Concept, Book & Original French Lyrics[Replacement]
 
[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
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[Broadway, 2017]
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[West End, 2014]
Book and Lyrics
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Book and Original Lyrics
 
[Broadway, 2006] [Replacement]
Conception, Book and Original French Lyrics[Replacement]

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Photos

Anthony  Festa,  Laurence  Connor,  Alain  Boublil,  Emily  Bautista,  Cameron  Macki Photo

Anthony Festa, Laurence Connor, Alain Boublil, Emily Bautista, Cameron Mackintosh, Stacie Bono, Red Concepción

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09/25/2018
 Alain  Boublil  and  Richard  Maltby,  Jr.  Photo

Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr.

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09/25/2018
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Alain Boublil

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05/02/2017
Alain Boublil and Maria Zamora Photo

Alain Boublil and Maria Zamora

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05/02/2017
Alain Boublil and Maria Zamora Photo

Alain Boublil and Maria Zamora

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05/02/2017

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Concept, Book & Original French Lyrics[Replacement]

[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Book & Lyrics[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2017]
Book

Lyricist

[West End, 2014]
Book and Lyrics

[Broadway, 2014]
Book and Original Lyrics

[Broadway, 2006] [Replacement]
Conception, Book and Original French Lyrics[Replacement]

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Lyricist
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Source Material
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Alain Boublil Biography

Alain Boublil’s first musical, La RĂ©volution Française, was the first ever staged French rock opera in 1973 in Paris and the start of his collaboration with composer Claude-Michel Schönberg. Their next show, Les MisĂ©rables, opened in Paris in 1980 and played there again in 1991 after having in the meantime opened in most of the world’s major cities starting in London in 1985, produced by Cameron Mackintosh. In 2007, Les MisĂ©rables celebrated its 22nd anniversary after having been voted Britain’s favourite musical. It opened on Broadway in 1987, winning Alain two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Book and a Grammy for Best Original Broadway Cast Recording as well as numerous awards all over the world. Les MisĂ©rables is still playing in major cities and returned to Broadway in 2006.

Miss Saigon opened in London in 1989 and later in New York, playing for more than ten years in each city, and has won numerous international awards. Martin Guerre followed and won the 1997 Olivier Award for Best Musical before commencing its USA tour. In 2007, it was revived in a critically acclaimed sell-out production in the UK with actors/musicians on stage.

On his own, Alain wrote the fairytale musical Abbacadabra (1984) based on Abba songs, which played in London in 1985. He also wrote the play The Diary of Adam and Eve, based on two short stories by Mark Twain, and a prize-winning novel, Les dessous de soi. In 2003, in collaboration with Michel Legrand, Alain wrote the stage adaptation of Jacques Demy’s film Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, including some new songs, which played in Paris in 2003-04.

Alain and Claude-Michel’s musical The Pirate Queen, based on the true story of the 16th-century Irish heroine Grace O’Malley, in the time of Elizabeth I, played in Chicago and on Broadway in 2006 and 2007. Alain and Claude-Michel’s new show, Marguerite, based on The Lady of the Camellias, with music by Michel Legrand and English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, is a highly romantic love story set in Nazi-occupied Paris during the Second World War. It had its world premiere at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, in May 2008.
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Alain Boublil Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1997 - The American Express Award for Best New Musical Gold Star
Alain Boublil, Martin Guerre
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Book of a Musical
Alain Boublil, Miss Saigon
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Revival
Alain Boublil, Miss Saigon
 
Olivier Awards - 1990 - Musical of the Year
Alain Boublil , Miss Saigon
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1987 - Best Musical Gold Star
Alain Boublil, Les Misérables
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Alain Boublil, Les Misérables
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Alain Boublil, Les Misérables
 
Olivier Awards - 1985 - Musical of the Year
Alain Boublil , Les Miserables

Alain Boublil News

Casting Announced For LES MISERABLES at PPAC Photo Casting Announced For LES MISERABLES at PPAC
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2022

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced. Tickets for its engagement at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) November 15 – 20, 2022 are on sale now. 

Nick Cartell, Preston Truman Boyd & More to Lead LES MISERABLES North American Tour Photo Nick Cartell, Preston Truman Boyd & More to Lead LES MISERABLES North American Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2022

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, has been announced. The show will play more than 60 week-long and multi-week engagements through the next two years and beyond. 

LES MISERABLES Comes To The Fisher Theatre December 20, 2022 - January 8, 2023 Photo LES MISERABLES Comes To The Fisher Theatre December 20, 2022 - January 8, 2023
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2022

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, will go on sale August 12 at 10:00 a.m. for its engagement at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre December 20, 2022 – January 8, 2023.

LES MISERABLES On Sale At Providence Performing Arts Center, August 3 Photo LES MISERABLES On Sale At Providence Performing Arts Center, August 3
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2022

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, will go on sale on Wednesday, August 3 at 10A for its engagement at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) November 15 – 20, 2022.

ASI WIND'S INNER CIRCLE to Open Off-Broadway This Fall Photo ASI WIND'S INNER CIRCLE to Open Off-Broadway This Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

David Blaine will make his New York producing debut with Asi Wind’s Inner Circle this fall at The Gym at Judson beginning Thursday, September 15 with opening night on Sunday, September 18.

Unsung Songs By Musical Theatre Giants Will Be Performed For One Night Only Live Onli Photo Unsung Songs By Musical Theatre Giants Will Be Performed For One Night Only Live Online
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2022

A unique night for musical theatre REGENERATE: Lost Songs from the Musicals is a Livestreamed Online Gala Fundraiser in support of charity Mercury Musical Developments (MMD) in partnership with Musical Theatre Network (MTN), to take place on Sunday 18th September 2022 at 7.00pm GMT (1900hrs.)

Children's Musical Theaterworks to Present LES MISERABLES SCHOOL EDITION Photo Children's Musical Theaterworks to Present LES MISERABLES SCHOOL EDITION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022

Children’s Musical Theaterworks, of Fresno, CA, will bring Valley audiences the history of France in a unique way with a production of Les MisĂ©rables School Edition, an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical.

LES MISERABLES Extends Booking and Announces New Performance Schedule Photo LES MISERABLES Extends Booking and Announces New Performance Schedule
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2022

LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre has extended booking until Sunday 5 March 2023, and a new performance schedule from Wednesday 5 October 2022. Tickets for the new booking period are on sale from 11.00am today, Friday 1 July.

Broadway in Indianapolis Announces 2022-2023 Series Featuring ALADDIN, ANASTASIA, HAM Photo Broadway in Indianapolis Announces 2022-2023 Series Featuring ALADDIN, ANASTASIA, HAMILTON & More
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

Broadway in Indianapolis is proud to announce the 2022-2023 Season celebrating the three Indianapolis premieres of Anastasia, Disney’s Aladdin, and Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations. Rounding out the series are three epic return engagements of Hairspray, Les MisĂ©rables, and two weeks of Hamilton. 

VIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre Photo VIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2022

New footage has been released of LES MISÉRABLES at the Sondheim Theatre. Check out the all new trailer here!

Alain Boublil Videos

VIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre VideoVIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2022

New footage has been released of LES MISÉRABLES at the Sondheim Theatre. Check out the all new trailer here!

The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2022/23 Season VideoThe 5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

The 5th Avenue Theatre announced its 2022/23 Season. The 2022/23 Season features a dynamic lineup of musical theater magic that includes a world premiere, a co-production with ACT – A Contemporary Theatre, and more. Check out the fill season

VIDEO: Old Tweet from Newly Elected Senator Jon Ossoff Points Fans to Anime LES MISER VideoVIDEO: Old Tweet from Newly Elected Senator Jon Ossoff Points Fans to Anime LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2021

Newly elected senator Jon Ossoff is in the national spotlight this week and so are his tastes in pop culture. A recent NBC News story unearthed a  a tweet from 2013, in which Ossoff recommends a anime version of Les Miserables' 'On Day More.' 

Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Rebuilds the Barricade on Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Rebuilds the Barricade on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 9, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014 for the second Broadway revival of Les Miserables. Les Miserables opened on March 23 at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1024 performances.

VIDEO: Sierra Boggess, Lea Salonga, Julian Ovenden and GerĂłnimo Rauch Perform 'On My VideoVIDEO: Sierra Boggess, Lea Salonga, Julian Ovenden and GerĂłnimo Rauch Perform 'On My Own' From LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2020

Sierra Boggess, Lea Salonga, Julian Ovenden and GerĂłnimo Rauch have teamed up for a virtual performance of 'On My Own' from Les Miserables!

VIDEO: Watch LES MISERABLES Casts Unite for an Epic 'One Day More' VideoVIDEO: Watch LES MISERABLES Casts Unite for an Epic 'One Day More'
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020

What happens when cast members from Les Miserables' 33-year history unite? An epic sing-a-long, of course! Watch below as members of Les Miserables companies, from 1987 to the present, return to the stage to share this anthem of hope in these challenging times, until stages around the world light up once more.

Broadway Rewind: Stephanie J. Block Sails THE PIRATE QUEEN to Broadway in 2007! VideoBroadway Rewind: Stephanie J. Block Sails THE PIRATE QUEEN to Broadway in 2007!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 22, 2020

This episode of Broadway Backwards looks back at the loss of one of the musical theatre's most dashing young stars, Daniel McDonald. We give you a look at him in the Kander and Ebb musical Steel Pier' We also dropped by New World Stages to meet the women of Doug Stone's off Broadway Tupperware comedy 'Sealed For Freshness', and for all the Stephanie J. Block fans, BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge takes us to a rehearsal of the epic Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg and Richard Maltby Jr. musical The Pirate Queen.

VIDEO: 70 West End Stars Including Paul Whittaker OBE and More Virtually Perform 'Do  VideoVIDEO: 70 West End Stars Including Paul Whittaker OBE and More Virtually Perform 'Do You Hear the People Sing?'
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2020

70 West End stars have come together to virtually raise their voice in song.  Watch the video below!

VIDEO: Go Inside the Newly Renovated Sondheim Theatre - Home of LES MISERABLES on the VideoVIDEO: Go Inside the Newly Renovated Sondheim Theatre - Home of LES MISERABLES on the West End
by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2020

The newly renovated Sondheim Theatre (formerly the Queen's Theatre) officially re-opened in December 2019. The theatre is home to Les Miserables.

VIDEO: LES MISERABLES Prepares For Its West End Return! VideoVIDEO: LES MISERABLES Prepares For Its West End Return!
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019

Ahead of its first performance at the Sondheim Theatre tonight, get a look at rehearsals as a new chapter in Les Miserables history, as the cast prepares for its West End production.


Alain Boublil Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Alain Boublil written?
Alain Boublil has written 5 shows including Abbacadabara (Source Material), Les Miserables (Bookwriter), Miss Saigon (Bookwriter), Martin Guerre (Bookwriter), The Pirate Queen (Bookwriter).

What awards has Alain Boublil been nominated for?
The American Express Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Martin Guerre , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Miss Saigon , Best Revival (Tony Awards) for Miss Saigon , Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Miss Saigon , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Les Misérables , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Les Misérables Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Les Misérables and Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Les Miserables .

What awards has Alain Boublil won?
The American Express Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Martin Guerre, Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Les Misérables Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Les Misérablesand Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Les Misérables.