"Our partnership was destined to be," Mr. Boublil said. "My lyrics wouldn't be the same without Claude-Michel's music. We discovered early that we could only work by unanimous decisions. That was the key. Over the years, we have become close friends and found more and more in common, from family and education to every aspect of life."
"I was a young student walking the streets of New York one evening when it came to me that writing a musical about the French Revolution was an exciting idea," Mr. Boublil said of the show's origins. "I realized that it happened because the young people took to the streets and made the revolution. Claude loves opera and writes for symphony orchestras, so in that one night I could see that singing their story was a much better way than writing hundreds of pages to show the love, hope and distress those young people shared."