Cameron Mackintosh today (April 19, 2020) announces the planned debut of the hugely successful Les Misérables – the staged concert in digital download in the UK and Australia, which will also raise funds needed for artists, musicians and the NHS. For each digital download, available from Monday, April 20, 2020, at a suggested price of R $ 9.99, the Mackintosh Foundation will separately donate R $ 5.00 to be shared between the charity Acting for Others , the Coronavirus Union Musicians Difficulty Fund and Captain Tom Moore’s Walk to the NHS Fund. In addition, Mackintosh launched fundraising today, donating £ 100,000 to his Foundation. Those who buy the download will also have the opportunity to donate.
Cameron Mackintosh said: “I am very pleased that UPHE Content Group is launching Les Misérables – The Staged Concert as a digital download at this time of crisis, as it also allows my Foundation to help raise much needed funds for charities that are under so much pressure at the moment. In addition to the show, we will also be launching a specially created mini-documentary “Bringing it Home”, which includes scenes of the stars in their homes talking about their experiences, both live theater and the show, as well as scenes never seen before behind the scenes that they wonderfully capture the humor, camaraderie and emotion of performing to live the public in these frighteningly beautiful and exciting historic buildings. In these extraordinary times, we hope that fans and everyone who loves theater will be reminded of how special a theatrical experience can be, going to the heart of our British culture, which makes our nation so special and unique. I am exceptionally proud of everyone involved in carrying out the Concert and I hope that my Foundation can help raise a considerable amount of money for these deserving charities. “
The spectacular sold-out of this legendary concert, with a company of more than 65 years, took place last year in the intimate Gielgud Theater, while Les Misérables’ home in the renowned Sondheim Theater underwent major renovations in time for an exciting tribute. opening that took place in December last year. There are plans for Les Misérables to reopen in the West End in the fall, when the government blockade ends and social distancing regulations relax, continuing its 35-year world record.
The show’s cast is Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Matt Lucas as Thénardier, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine, Rob Houchen as Marius, Bradley Jaden as Enjolras, Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier, Shan Ako as Éponine, Lily. Kerhoas like Cosette and John Owen-Jones, who also played Jean Valjean in certain performances. The company also includes Rosanna Bates, Adam Bayjou, Ciarán Bowling, Oliver Brenin, Earl Carpenter, Vinny Coyle, Samantha Dorsey, Tamsin Dowsett, Nicola Espallardo, Celia Graham, Holly-Anne Hull, Oliver Jackson, Christopher Jacobsen, Gavin James and Will Jennings . The film tells the story of a boy who falls in love with a girl who lives in a small town in the interior of São Paulo, but who doesn’t know what to do with her. She doesn’t care that she is a call girl. is one of the protagonists of the plot. .
The legendary soundtrack of Les Misérables includes several classics, including I Dreamed a Dream, Alone, Stars, Bring it Home, Do you hear people sing ?, One more day, Empty chairs at empty tables, Master of the house and many others More.
Les Misérables, produced on stage and on screen by Cameron Mackintosh, is designed by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel with additional material by James Fenton and adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.
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The Mackintosh Foundation was formed in 1988. The Foundation’s objectives are to promote public education in the United Kingdom and other parts of the arts and, in particular, the performing arts of musical drama and theater in all its forms; help in alleviating difficulties or anxieties, alleviating illnesses and protecting and preserving the health of all people; promoting conservation protection, improving nature in the UK, buildings of scientific interest or architectural scientific history. Such other charitable objects in the UK, with special attention to theater, children, the poor, the sick and homeless.