At a time when Broadway musicians are protesting about the continual shrinkage of the pit orchestra, Les Misérables in London is augmenting its players.
The production will close for three days, following the evening performance June 18, for the installation of a brand-new state-of-the-art surround sound system and the building of a bigger pit to accommodate the slightly larger orchestra necessary to play the new 25th Anniversary Tour orchestrations. The production will re-open with the new cast and musicians June 23.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.