boublil.gif (17618 bytes)ALAIN BOUBLIL's (Book, Lyrics and Original French Lyrics) first musical, La Revolution Francais in 1973, marked the start of his collaboration with Claude-Michel Schonberg and became the first-ever staged French rock opera, playing to capacity audiences and selling in excess of 350,000 double albums. His idea of writing a musical version of Les Miserables brought them together again in 1978 and the show was written over a two-year period. Mr. Boublil co-produced a concept album of the show, which became a hit before the acclaimed production opened at the Palais de Sports in Paris in September 1980. In 1983 Mr. Boublil made his first entry into London musical theatre with Abbacadabra at the Lyric, Hammersmith, and worked closely with the writers and directors at every stage of the British adaptation of Les Miserables. His personal commitment to the production has continued with the London cast recording, which quickly went gold. The NY production of Les Miserables won him two Tony Awards in 1987 for Best Score and Best Book and a Grammy in 1988 for Best Original Broadway Cast Recording, which he co-produced with Claude-Michel Schonberg. Alain Boublil' s latest work, Miss Saigon, again in collaboration with Claude-Michel, opened on September 20th 1989 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London (where it continues in its 6th year) and on April 11th 1991 in NY (where it is now enjoying its 5th year). The show is also touring the USA as well as playing in Tokyo and Toronto. Future productions are scheduled for Sydney, Australia and Stuttgart, Germany. Mr. Boublil maintains a close association with all international productions of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon while, at the same time, writing with Claude-Michel the screenplays for motion picture versions of both musicals. Their new stage musical, Martin Guerre, opened in London in July 1996 and is currently booking to January 1998. bouil signature.gif (2067 bytes)