Saturday, October 20

Hugh Jackman's New Song in LesMis Movie

Hugh Jackman is playing Jean Valjean in the movie of Les Miserables which is due for release in New York on Christmas Day and in the UK early next year.

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'"

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