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Favourite Boublil & Schonberg show?

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:03 pm
by Acaila
Other than Les Mis of course :D

What's your favourite of the shows in the poll and why?

Re: Favourite Boublil & Schonberg show?

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:43 am
by MmeBahorel
Martin Guerre London closing version, to be precise. I understand the reordering of the show in the revised version to introduce Arnaud earlier, but the show lost more than it gained. Benoit was a much more interesting character originally, the explanation of the religious conflict and the need for Martin and Bertrande's marriage was much stronger, and setting fire to Louison was awesome.

And I want Cameron to hand all the drafts over to Eric Schaeffer and let him work out yet another version, from all of it, because I still think this show can work, preferably in a more intimate setting, and Eric's the best guy to do that. Not just saying that because I love Signature Theatre, but Cameron trusted him with the US premiere of The Fix, let him revise Witches of Eastwick (in fairness, it was Eric's second shot at Witches, since he directed the original production), and he actually came to Eric's production of LM (so did Alain Boublil). He's doing Miss Saigon in August. I really, really hope someday Cameron lets him have free reign with Martin.

Re: Favourite Boublil & Schonberg show?

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:22 pm
by LaserUnicornJedi
I recently got into Miss Saigon. I absolutely love the music.

Re: Favourite Boublil & Schonberg show?

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:30 am
by Flynn
I've been trying to get into Saigon, but the lyrics keep putting me off, being as they are for the most part, awful.

Re: Favourite Boublil & Schonberg show?

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:38 pm
by LaserUnicornJedi
How are the lyrics awful?

Re: Favourite Boublil & Schonberg show?

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:57 pm
by Flynn
They suffer from the same problem Les Mis has in that they're often too florid and faux-poetic, but Saigon goes and turns the metaphors up to 11, making the whole thing sound very hackneyed and trite.

Re: Favourite Boublil & Schonberg show?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:20 pm
by Gervais
I guess this is as good of a place for this as anywhere.

I haven't really seen any other BS show other than parts of Miss Saigon and a few songs from LRF, and I do like what I've seen.

Miss Saigon is also returning to London. http://broadwayworld.com/article/Video- ... r-20130628

Re: Favourite Boublil & Schonberg show?

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:25 am
by CosetteMari
I haven't listened to any song from all of them except The Pirate Queen, and despite the bad reviews, I think I'll Be There is wonderful! After all, Hadley Fraser sang it... what could go wrong?

Re: Favourite Boublil & Schonberg show?

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:59 pm
by The Bricklayer
I voted for Miss Saigon because it's my favorite of the others, but I just watched a boot of Pirate Queen last night and it was great.

Re: Favourite Boublil & Schonberg show?

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:44 pm
by Acaila
Soon as I saw you had posted in here I was sure it would be Pirate Queen after I saw your tumblr posts about it :D I still haven't got round to watching it!