Les Miz to open in Manila in March 2016
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.
SMART Infinity members and Visa cardholders could be among the first to watch LES MISÉRABLES when the musical phenomenon hits Philippine shores for its limited run early next year. Smart Infinity members are offered first dibs to ticket-purchasing and discount offers from September 29 to October 29, 2015. Each subscription to Smart Infinity Plan 5000 or Plan 8000 entitles the member to two (2) VIP orchestra tickets, a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and PAL Mabuhay Miles complete with the free download of the entire soundtrack of LES MISÉRABLES via Spinnr. Existing members also enjoy priority booking and a 10 percent discount on all LES MISÉRABLES tickets purchased within the said period. Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardholders can purchase tickets first with 10% discount in the Visa Entertainment presale from 29 September to 29 October. Tickets are available at Ticketworld.com.ph and all TicketWorld outlets.
For further information www.lesmis.com.ph