Life and career
Productions based on the Nunn/Mackintosh staging of Les Misérables
have been staged all over the world, including a second French production which opened in Paris in 1991. Worldwide, Les Misérables
has been seen by over 50 million people, with a total box office gross of over $1.8 billion.
opened in London on 20 September 1989 where it played for 10 consecutive successful years at the Drury Lane Theatre. It spawned two US touring companies, a Toronto production and has been seen by more than 13.2 million people in North America for a gross of $612 million.
Alain and Daniel Boublil created Abbacadabra,
a French children's musical based on songs from the pop group ABBA, for French television in 1983.
reached the West End in 1996 and won the 1997 Olivier Award for Best Musical. Productions on tour in the UK and the US, and Europe followed, but the show failed to repeat the success of its two predecessors.
Boublil has also written the play Le Journal d'Adam et Eve
, based on two short stories by Mark Twain
. It premiered in Paris in 1994 at Le Petit Montparnasse.
He has worked on the stage adaptation of Jacques Demy's Les Demoiselles de Rochefort
, together with composer Michel Legrand
, that opened at Le Palais des Congrès in 2003.
Alain Boublil has had two sons, born in 1969, and 1975 with his first wife Francoise Pourcel. He then had two more boys, with his second wife, Marie Zamora.
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