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The Musical World of Boublil and Schonberg

The Creators of Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, and The Pirate Queen

By Alain Boublil

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The Creators of Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, and The Pirate Queen. Composed by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Applause Books. Broadway Reference, Musicals Reference. Softcover. 408 pages. Published by Applause Books (HL.463).

Item Number: HL.463

ISBN 1557837155. 6x9 inches. Margaret Vermette foreword by Colm Wilkinson.

Two Frenchmen, an idea, and a blank piece of paper. That's how it started. Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg are the creators of the multi-award-winning and much-loved musicals Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre and now an exciting new work The Pirate Queen. Les Misérables alone has been seen by over 53 million people.

The Musical World of Boublil and Schönberg is the first book to offer a comprehensive look behind the closed doors of these intensely private musical theatre giants. Boublil and Schönberg take center stage and talk openly about their methods and the creative processes involved in writing the book, the music, and the lyrics. Additional interviews from collaborators such as their co-writers Herbert Kretzmer, Richard Maltby, Stephen Clark, and John Dempsey; their directors Trevor Nunn, John Caird, Nicholas Hytner, Conall Morrison, and Frank Galati; the choreographer of The Pirate Queen, Mark Dendy; and their long-time producer Cameron Mackintosh gives the reader a full view into their successful process. Full-color production photographs tell the story of each musical.

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