‘I’m so excited for Broadway’

Alfie Boe, pictured as he launches new orchestral recording of The Who classic album Quadrophenia, with, from left, Pete Townshend, Rachel Fuller and Phil Daniels
Alfie Boe, pictured as he launches new orchestral recording of The Who classic album Quadrophenia, with, from left, Pete Townshend, Rachel Fuller and Phil Daniels

These are busy and exciting times for Fleetwood tenor Alfie Boe.

Alfie is set to join the cast of Les Miserables on Broadway, in a role he has already performed to incredible acclaim.

I’m thrilled to be involved and to have the association with Pete Townshend, and Phil Daniels and Billy Idol on the album

And he is also promoting the release of a new orchestral album recording of classic The Who album Quadrophenia.

The former TVR mechanic will once more play the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, this time at the Imperial Theatre in New York City, from September 1.

He will take over the role on Broadway, where the show’s revival production opened in March last year, from Tony and Olivier Award winning actor Ramin Karimloo.

Meanwhile, Alfie is excited about his work The Classic Quadrophenia album, being released on Monday, June 8. The new album was the brainchild of The Who’s Pete Townshend, as part of his plan to have all of his work arranged for orchestra – laying it down for future generations to enjoy – with the new ‘symphonised’ version created by Townshend’s partner Rachel Fuller.

Alfie was invited to sing the revamped material and was offered the job for the new recording and a world premiere performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, July 5.

He said: “I’m thrilled to be involved and to have the association with Pete Townshend, and Phil Daniels and Billy Idol on the album. I have loved every minute and am honoured to be part of it. I’m also trying to prove what I’ve said all along – classical and rock, music is music, it’s one big beautiful world.”