The newly reimagined production of Les Miserables will open in Manila in March 2016.
Rachelle Ann Go will perform in the Philippines as Fantine, a role she currently plays in the musical's West End production.
The Filipina actress is part of Cameron Mackintoshâ??s acclaimed new production that will be staged at The Theatre at Solaire starting March 11.
Cameron Mackintosh, producer of some of the world's longest-running musicals, recalls the contributions done by Filipinos thespians to his productions.
"Iâ??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 Goâ??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 worldâ??so Iâ??m thrilled that this time one of my productions can be seen in its full splendor in Manila," Cameron Mackintosh was quoted as saying.
The new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical will tour across Asia.
â??Having created my new production over five years ago to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Les Miserables, Iâ??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 Londonâ??the only place in the world that you can still see the original production."
Les Miserables 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.
Joining Rachelle Ann Go as the iconic Jean Valjean is Simon Gleeson.
Valjeanâ??s lifelong antagonist Javert will be played by Earl Carpenter, direct from his performance of the role in the Broadway company of Les Miserables.
Other cast members include musical theatre stars Kerrie Anne Greenland as Eponine, Chris Durling as Enjolras, and Emily Langridge as Cosette, who come directly from performing the show in Australia.
One of the worldâ??s greatest musicals, this new production of the much-loved blockbuster features glorious modernised staging, orchestrations and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century revolutionary France, Les Miserables is a much loved blockbuster musical which has been seen by over 70 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 22 languages. Having won more than 125 major awards around the world it has been hailed as the most stirring, moving musical ever.
Based on Victor Hugoâ??s classic novel, it is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.
The magnificent score of Les Miserables includes the classic songs â??I Dreamed a Dream,â?? "On My Own,â?? â??Stars,â?? â??Bring Him Home,â?? â??One Day More,â?? "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,â?? â??Master of the House,â?? and â??Do You Hear the People Sing?â??
For tickets, call Ticketworld at Tel. No. 891-9999, visit Ticketworld Online or visit www.lesmis.com.ph