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June 8, 1987 | Associated Press
"Les Miserables," the lavish musical version of Victor Hugo's epic novel of social injustice, dominated the 1987 Tony awards Sunday, taking eight prizes, including best musical of the Broadway season. "Fences," August Wilson's powerful black family drama, also made a strong showing, winning best play; best actor, James Earl Jones; best director, Lloyd Richards, and featured actress, Mary Alice.
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December 27, 2012 | By David Ng
The new movie version of "Les Misérables," which opened on Christmas, has given fans of the original stage musical a reason to revisit their old cast albums and reminisce about the Broadway show. Songwriters Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil hit the jackpot with the musical -- and they are likely to continue raking in the dough with the new film. Audiences who have seen the movie may be curious to know what the writers did before "Les Misérables," which wasn't their first stab at a big, showy production.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2012 | By David Ng
The new movie version of "Les Misérables," which opened on Christmas, has given fans of the original stage musical a reason to revisit their old cast albums and reminisce about the Broadway show. Songwriters Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil hit the jackpot with the musical -- and they are likely to continue raking in the dough with the new film. Audiences who have seen the movie may be curious to know what the writers did before "Les Misérables," which wasn't their first stab at a big, showy production.
BUSINESS
January 21, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
A senior French official in the Ministry of Finance resigned Friday amid an expanding investigation of illegal stock market transactions that has shaken the Socialist government in recent days. Alain Boublil, cabinet director for Finance Minister Pierre Beregovoy and former aide to President Francois Mitterrand, is the central figure in a case of alleged insider trading involving the $1.3-billion purchase last November of a U.S.
BUSINESS
January 21, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
A senior French official in the Ministry of Finance resigned Friday amid an expanding investigation of illegal stock market transactions that has shaken the Socialist government in recent days. Alain Boublil, cabinet director for Finance Minister Pierre Beregovoy and former aide to President Francois Mitterrand, is the central figure in a case of alleged insider trading involving the $1.3-billion purchase last November of a U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2013 | By David Ng
In an Oscars broadcast that was packed with tributes to movie musicals, "Les Miserables" won three Academy Awards on Sunday, including a win for Anne Hathaway for supporting actress. The film also won in the categories of sound mixing and make-up. Hathaway had been widely expected to win for her role as Fantine, having already picked up most major awards leading up to Sunday's ceremony. In her acceptance speech, the actress said that she hopes the "misfortunes of Fantine will only be found in stories and not in real life.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2005 | From Associated Press
"The Pirate Queen," an epic musical tale from the writers of "Les Miserables" and "Miss Saigon," will open in Chicago next year on its way to Broadway. The show, which will begin performances Oct. 3, 2006, at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre, features a book and score by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. "The Pirate Queen" tells the story of Grace O'Malley, a spirited Irish clan leader who resists the English domination of Ireland. No casting was announced.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Coming soon (well, in 1991 or so) from Tri-Star Pictures: A film version of the smash musical "Les Miserables," to be directed by Alan Parker and produced by Cameron Mackintosh. The attachment of Parker, whose film "Mississippi Burning" opened last Friday, to the "Les Miz" film project was what was required to get the film version rolling, according to Daily Variety.
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September 18, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"Miss Saigon," an updated version of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" set in Vietnam as the Americans are fleeing Saigon, opens at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Wednesday. It's the new show from the French team that reworked Victor Hugo into the theatrical hit "Les Miserables," librettist Alain Boublil and composer Claude-Michel Schonberg. Comforted by a hefty $7.5-million advance sale, Boublil and Schonberg now await the judgment of the critics.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2000
* Theater. "Martin Guerre," the epic musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, set against the backdrop of the religious wars of 16th century France, opens Wednesday at the Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, playing Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Feb. 27, March 5, 12 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.; and March 23, 30 and April 6 at 2 p.m. Ends April 8. $15 to $70. (213) 628-2772. * Jazz.
NEWS
June 8, 1987 | Associated Press
"Les Miserables," the lavish musical version of Victor Hugo's epic novel of social injustice, dominated the 1987 Tony awards Sunday, taking eight prizes, including best musical of the Broadway season. "Fences," August Wilson's powerful black family drama, also made a strong showing, winning best play; best actor, James Earl Jones; best director, Lloyd Richards, and featured actress, Mary Alice.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
London theatergoers Thursday morning were singing the praises of the town's newest musical hit, "Miss Saigon," which opened the previous night to the tune of a $7.5-million advance ticket sale. And for the most part, London critics found much to like in this retelling of the "Madama Butterfly" story that has been updated and set in Vietnam. "It has the power to move one to tears . . . an evening of shattering dimensions," wrote Jack Tinker in the Daily Mail.
BUSINESS
January 20, 1989 | From Times wire services
A top French civil servant who has become embroiled in an insider-trading scandal resigned today and will go to court to defend his name, the Finance Ministry said. Alain Boublil, senior adviser to Finance Minister Pierre Beregovoy, had been under mounting pressure to resign over the controversial takeover of New York-based Triangle Industries Inc. by the state-owned French Pechiney group.
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