It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
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From 18 June 2012, Danielle Hope will star as ‘Eponine’ and Tam Mutu will star as ‘Javert’ They join the previously announced Geronimo Rauch, who will star as ‘Jean Valjean’ at the same time. Further casting to be announced.
Danielle Hope made her professional debut as ‘Dorothy’ in “The Wizard of Oz” at the London Palladium after winning the BBC’s “Over the Rainbow”, having competed against over 9,000 girls. Following her success on “Over the Rainbow”, Danielle also released a single of the song ‘Over the Rainbow’ in aid of the BBC Performing Arts Fund and Prostate UK.
Sam Mutu London stage credits include the alternative ‘Phantom’ in “Love Never Dies”; “The Royal Hunt of the Sun”, “Love’s Labour’s Lost”, “Anything Goes” and “South Pacific”, all at the National Theatre, “Oh What a Lovely War” at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
The current cast to 16 June 2012, includes Ramin Karimloo (Jean Valjean, to 31 March 2012), David Shannon (Jean Valjean, from 3 April 2012), Hadley Fraser (Javert); Caroline Sheen (Fantine), Alexia Khadime (Eponine), Craig Mather (Marius), Cameron Blakely (Thenardier), Katy Secombe (Madame Thenardier), Liam Tamne (Enjolras), Lisa-Anne Wood (Cosette).
The Cameron Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Miserables originally opened at the Barbican Theatre on 8 Oct 1985. It transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on 3 April 2004, where it is currently taking bookings to 27 Oct 2012.
The musical has been seen by nearly 60 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages. There have been 36 cast recordings of "Les Miserables". Cameron Mackintosh is currently developing a film of "Les Miserables" with Working Title and Universal.
Les Miserables, which concerns Love and bravery in 19th century France during the revolutionary struggles, is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, with original text by Alain Boublil and additional material by James Fenton. It is adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.