Will Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg Bring Revised Martin Guerre Back to the West End?

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Songwriters Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, whose Tony Award-winning Les Misérables will be revived on Broadway in 2014, are reworking their 1996 West End musical Martin Guerre, according to British newspaper The Stage.

The writers told The Stage that Martin Guerre is undergoing a very "deep rewrite" and that a new production could be staged in the West End by autumn 2014. The musical was last seen in 2007 at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, England. "It was a very interesting production at the Watermill," said Boublil. "[Producer] Cameron [Mackintosh] tried [to remount it] but he could not get the people he wanted interested, so we had to forget about that version. This will be a completely new version."

Martin Guerre's original West End production ran from 1996-98 at the Prince Edward Theatre. A rewritten version opened at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 1999. Boublil said that he and Schonberg are revisiting the musical because they "still think it's not finished."

The musical is loosely based on the real-life historical figure Martin Guerre and the 1982 film "The Return of Martin Guerre."

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