HE'S the West End star who has won the hearts of many musical fans around the world - and was recently awarded an OBE for his work in music and charity.
Now 46-year-old English tenor Alfie Boe is getting ready to head to Australia for a musical tribute to the writers of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon.
It is more than forty years since Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg first met and began a collaboration that would change the course of musical theatre history with their musicals.
Next June, Boe - who has sold more than a million albums worldwide - will join leading stars from Broadway, the West End and Australia in the show called Do You Hear the People Sing?
Acclaimed for his performance as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables in London and on Broadway, Boe appeared in the 25th Anniversary Concert performance as well as the recent all-star staged concert of Les Miserables in the West End.
"I'm very excited to be headlining Do You Hear The People Sing? in Australia," he said. "Getting the chance to sing a collection of songs from some of my favourite musicals, alongside some incredible talents is an honour. For any musical lover this is going to be a very special night out."
Boe will be joined by Broadway veteran Lea Salonga (the voice of two Disney princesses) as well as West End star Joanna Ampil alongside Australians David Harris, Amanda Harrison and Suzie Mathers.
The definitive celebration of the work of Boublil & Schonberg, the show includes not only hits from Les Miserables and Miss Saigon but also Martin Guerre, The Pirate Queen and their very first musical together, La Revolution Francaise.
This concert was created by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg and is the only celebration of their work that the duo has ever authorised.
Do You Hear the People Sing? will feature songs including I Dreamed A Dream, Bring Him Home, The Last Night of the World, Master of the House, The Movie In My Mind, The American Dream, Woman, One Day More and, of course, Do You Hear The People Sing?
"It is an enormous pleasure for us, in collaboration with Enda Markey, to bring the concert we conceived to Australia following the warmth of its reception in the USA and in Asia," said Boublil and Schonberg.
"This new version, specially created for Australian audiences, traces the history of our 40-year collaboration, showcasing a wide selection of well-known songs from our shows as well as a journey of discovery through how some of the songs were written, rewritten or reinvented."
Tony and Olivier Award-winning Salonga, who was also the voice of Princess Jasmine in the animated Disney film of Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan said: "Workingwith Alain and Claude-Michel has been one of the greatest honours and privileges of my life. As collaborators they've known me since I was 17 years old, and continuing to work together on this timeless and iconic music is a joy. Australian audiences are in for a very special show."
This newly imagined production comes to Australia in June 2020 and will play in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. Tickets are on sale from November 29 in Adelaide, and from December 5 in Sydney and Melbourne.
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