Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil in Residence
Friday, February 24, 2017
A Conversation with Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil
On February 24 at 4pm UVA Drama will host Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil in the Ruth Caplin Theatre for a discussion of two of their collaborations ("Les Misérables", "Miss Saigon") and their thoughts about the state of musical theatre today. Colleen Kelly, will moderate and there will be ample time for audience Q&A. We are fortunate to have these two award-winning artists with us and we invite you to attend!
Lyricist Boublil and composer Schönberg’s "Les Misérables" opened in Paris in 1980—and then became a London smash hit in 1985. Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and 22 different languages, the musical has received over a 140 major theatre awards and is still on stage after 35 years. Their "Miss Saigon," first performed in London in 1989 and on Broadway in 1991, will again be on Broadway with the new London staging beginning March 1. They are currently working on a revision of their 1996 musical "Martin Guerre."
You can find more information on their residencey at UVA here.
The residency of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg has been made possible by an Arts Enhancement Grant from the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost of the Arts.