Saturday, October 20
There is a new tune joining the familiar score as Les Miz composers Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer have written “Suddenly" specifically for Jackman. It will be sung during Valjean’s political years when he is the mayor of Montreuil-sur-Mer after he rescues Cosette from the Thenardiers.
Jackman said: “Meeting Cosette is the first time he’s ever experienced love. It’s the most beautiful passage, because he says he never knew the love of a mother, a father, of brothers or sisters and vice versa, never loved anyone. So he meets this little girl who’s in his care, he experiences this flood of emotion that for a 50-year-old man has never occurred.”
The creative team wrote the song for Jackman after they watched his one-man show on Broadway in 2011.
Jakcman said: “It’s kind of an amazing honor they came to see the show and I was singing for two and a half hours, so they saw every possible color of my voice saying 'Right, now we’re going to write it for you'"