Cast recording of Marguerite released 28 July

Cast recording of Marguerite released 28 July

The original London cast recording of Marguerite, will be released on the First Night Records label on 28 July 2008, starring the original London cast including Ruthie Henshall, Julian Ovenden and Alexander Hanson.

The world premiere of the new musical, Marguerite, opened at the Haymarket Theatre 20 May 2008, following previews from 7 May, running to 1 Nov 2008.

Marguerite, has music by Michel Legrand, book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and Jonathan Kent, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and orchestrations and arrangements by Michel Legrand and Seann Alderking.

It is directed by Jonathan Kent, designed by Paul Brown, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Paul Groothuis.

A love story set in Paris during the Second World War, Marguerite draws inspiration from one of the greatest of romantic novels, La Dame aux Camellias by Alexandre Dumas. Marguerite is the beautiful and notorious mistress of a high ranking German officer. Armand is a young musician half her age who falls obsessively in love with her. Their dangerous love story is played out against the background of Occupied Paris.

(A Japanese production of Marguerite, directed by Jonathan Kent and starring Sumire Haruno, the leading actress from the Takarazuka Revue, will open at the Akasaka ACT in Tokyo in February 2009, followed by performances in Osaka. This production of Marguerite is presented by Horipro and Umeda Arts Theater. Plans are underway for a Spanish production of Marguerite in 2009 and a French production in 2010.)

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