Les Miserables In Manila
About the Event
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, will launch the Asian tour in Manila in March 2016 with tickets going on sale on Tuesday, 29th September.
“I welcome ‘Les Misérables’ to Manila for the first time and I am certain that Filipino audiences will be thrilled to see this much-loved and celebrated show at The Theater at Solaire. Home to two of the musical’s leading ladies, in the role of Fantine, Tony Award-winning star Lea Salonga and Rachelle Ann Go, the Manila season is presented by SMART Infinity” announced by Bambi Rivera-Verzo, President of Concertus Manila.
Having celebrated triumphant seasons in Melbourne, Perth and currently playing in Sydney, Cameron Mackintosh is thrilled to bring the production to Manila. “Having created my new production over five years ago to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of ‘Les Misérables’ I’m both thrilled and astonished that the very differently designed, new production of this musical has proved just as successful all over the world as the original production that is about to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary in London – the only place in the world that you can still see the original production.
The new production is currently in its second year on Broadway, having broken box office records across America and in Canada for over three years, with separate companies in Japan, Korea, Spain and currently a huge success in Australia sweeping all the top awards.
After its Sydney and Brisbane run, I’m delighted to be bringing this new version to Manila in March, with a wonderful cast that include the current London star playing Fantine, acclaimed Philippine actress Rachelle Ann Go – who received enormous acclaim when I took her to London to appear as ‘Gigi’ in my hugely successful new production of ‘Miss Saigon’. Over the last twenty-five years I have had a wonderfully rewarding relationship with Filipino talent, introducing the best of them to audiences around the world – so I’m thrilled that this time one of my productions can be seen in its full splendor in Manila” Cameron Mackintosh said.
Joining Rachelle Ann, following his recent Australian Helpmann Award win as the iconic ‘Jean Valjean’ is Simon Gleeson. Valjean’s lifelong antagonist ‘Javert’ will be played by Earl Carpenter, direct from his performance of the role in the Broadway company of LES MISÉRABLES.
One of the world’s greatest musicals, this new production of the much-loved blockbuster features glorious modernised staging, orchestrations and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new version of LES MISÉRABLES is not to be missed.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century revolutionary France, LES MISÉRABLES is a much loved blockbuster musical which has been seen by over 70 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 22 languages, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly one of the most popular musicals of all time. Having won more than 100 major awards around the world it has been hailed as the most stirring, moving musical ever. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, it is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of LES MISÉRABLES includes the classic songs “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”, “Master of the House” and many more.
Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardholders can purchase tickets first with 10% discount in the Visa Entertainment presale from 29 September to 29 October. T