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Photo Coverage: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast, Mackintosh, Schonberg & Connor Meet the Press

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Photo Coverage: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast, Mackintosh, Schonberg & Connor Meet the Press Manila, Philippines--The reimagined production of LES MISERABLES' (LES MIS) producing and creative team, represented by producer Cameron Mackintosh, composer Claude-Michel Schonberg, and director Laurence Connor, who are also in town holding new auditions for the upcoming global productions of the mega-musical "Miss Saigon," presented to the members of the Philippine Press the full cast of the first Asian Tour of the new LES MIS earlier today.

At the media call, the cast performed excerpts from the show: "I Dreamed A Dream," "One Day More," and "Bring Him Home."

After five preview performances, which began last Friday, March 11, LES MIS will officially open on Wednesday, March 16, at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino.

LES MIS, produced by Mr Mackintosh, has music by Mr Schonberg and Alain Boublil, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Mr Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. Adapted by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, the show has additional material by James Fenton.

The Asian touring production, in particular, is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, and Christopher Key, and designed by Matt Kinley and David Harris. Original costume design is by Andreane Neofitou, additional costume design by Christine Rowland, lighting design by Paule Constable, Simon Sheriff, and Richard Pacholski, and sound design by Mick Potter and Paule Gatehouse.

Michael Cassel is the executive producer of the Asian Tour, which features an international cast led by Helpmann Award winner Simon Gleeson (Jean Valjean), Earl Carpenter (Inspector Javert), BroadwayWorld UK Award winner Rachelle Ann Go (Fantine), Helen Walsh (Madame Thenardier), Cameron Blakely (Monsieur Thenardier), Paul Wilkins (Marius), Helpmann Award winner Kerrie Anne Greenland (Eponine), Emily Langridge (Cosette), and Helpmann Award nominee Chris Durling (Enjolras).

Set against the backdrop of the 19th-century revolutionary France, LES MIS, based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo, has been seen by over 70 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 22 languages. It tells the epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit, which boasts a much-beloved score including "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" "One Day More," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," and "Master of the House."

LES MIS plays The Theatre at Solaire until Sunday, April 24. Tickets are available at (632) 891-9999 or visit TicketWorld.com.ph.

After the Philippines, the show will tour Singapore in May.

Photos: Jory Rivera

Photo Coverage: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast, Mackintosh, Schonberg & Connor Meet the Press
Cameron Mackintosh

Photo Coverage: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast, Mackintosh, Schonberg & Connor Meet the Press
Claude-Michel Schonberg

Photo Coverage: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast, Mackintosh, Schonberg & Connor Meet the Press
Laurence Connor

Photo Coverage: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast, Mackintosh, Schonberg & Connor Meet the Press
Rachelle Ann Go (Fantine)

Photo Coverage: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast, Mackintosh, Schonberg & Connor Meet the Press
The cast of the reimagined LES MISERABLES-Asian Tour

Photo Coverage: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast, Mackintosh, Schonberg & Connor Meet the Press
The cast of the reimagined LES MISERABLES-Asian Tour

Photo Coverage: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast, Mackintosh, Schonberg & Connor Meet the Press
Simon Gleeson (Jean Valljean)

Photo Coverage: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast, Mackintosh, Schonberg & Connor Meet the Press
Simon Gleeson (Jean Valjean)

Photo Coverage: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast, Mackintosh, Schonberg & Connor Meet the Press
The cast of the reimagined LES MISERABLES-Asian Tour


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Jory Rivera is a hobbyist photographer. He is a contributor for OPMB Worldwide, a Philippine-based website that covers national and international pageants. He joins BroadwayWorld (read more...)

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