What's new, Buenos Aires? Well, nothing by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Argentine capital city's latest theatrical offering is Les Miserables, the product of Lloyd Webber colleagues in mega-musical making, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. The show, retitled Los Miserables and performed in a Spanish translation, will have its Argentine premiere March 14 at the Opera Theatre. Official opening is March 22. The Buenos Aires staging marks the first time the musical has been done in Spanish; the Madrid production boasted a Castllian translation.
The cast includes local actors Carlos Vittori (Jean Valjean), Juan Rodo (Javert), Elena Roger (Fantine), Rodolfo Vas (Thenardier), Lilian Parafioriti (Madame Thenardier), Pili Artaza (Eponine), Ruben Roberts (Enjolras), Zenon Recalde (Marius) and Silvia Luccheti (Cosette). The show is produced by Cameron Mackintosh in association with Argentina's DG Productions.
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