VHTTM_FrontCoverVictor Hugo on Things That Matter 

Marva gives English speakers the social, historical, cultural, and biographical context that is essential for enjoying the writing and art of this genius of nineteenth-century France.

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  • An Evening with Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil

    What an honor and pleasure it was to talk with my friends Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil during their February 22-24 artistic residency at the University of Virginia!  The highlight for me was the chance to sit with them on UVA’s Old Cabell Hall stage and invite them to talk.  Our conversation ranged from their early experiences with music—to their adventures with creating such groundbreaking, award-winning musicals as Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and even their less well known La Révolution Française–to their belief in immigrants and young artists—and beyond.


    During their three-day stay, they generouslyMarva, Claude-Michel & Alain talking with USEM students shared their experiences, wisdom and humor with hundreds of students, faculty and Charlottesville ...

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