Nothing predestined them to such a career as they met when they were studying engineering at Ecole Centrale Paris.
They started their collaboration with the creation of two epic musicals: in 2005, Revolution, an original creation which takes place during the French Revolution, and in 2006, L’Homme Qui Rit (The Man Who Laughs), an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s famous novel. Both shows were presented (respectively in 2007 and 2008) during Paris Musicals Festival.
Their third musical creation, Le Prince Et Le Pauvre (The Prince & The Pauper), won the Marius Award for the Best Family Musical in 2008 in Paris.
After more than 200 performances in France and its participation to the Next Wave Festival of New Musicals in Montreal (1 award) in 2011 and the New York Midtown International Theatre Festival in 2012 (1 award among 5 nominations – notably for Outstanding Music & Lyrics).
In 2014 and 2015, Ludovic-Alexandre and Julien were proud to present two new musicals in Paris, both with books by Anthony Michineau. First, Raiponce et le Prince Aventurier (Rapunzel The Musical) at Espace Pierre Cardin, transferring to Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin in October 2015. And second, La Petite Fille Aux Allumettes (Matches The Musical) at Théâtre du Palais-Royal, transferring to Théâtre du Gymnase in 2015, before its first French tour. Both shows were nominated to the prestigious Molières (French equivalent of the Tony Awards) in 2016.
They recently worked as a writing team for Scrooge! A Christmas Carol (book by Anthony Michineau), which was presented during a reading in Paris in January 2016.
Julien et Ludovic-Alexandre are proud to present their new musical The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, based on Mark Twain's classic, at prestigious Théâtre Mogador from February 17th 2018.
They also have several new projects in progress: two original creations, Ave Maria (co-written with Matthieu D'Aurey), and Deux (Two), as well as adaptations of several movies and books into musicals, notably A Foreign Field, presently in development in the UK.
Besides, in 2014, Ludovic-Alexandre wrote the book (with François Chouquet & Jacques Pessis) of Mistinguett, Reine des Années Folles (Mistinguett, Queen of the Roaring Twenties) at Casino de Paris. He also worked as co-author and adaptor of the magic show Drôlement Magique (Amusingly Magic) of the famous magician Alain Choquette at Théâtre de la Gaité Montparnasse in Paris.
As an adaptor into French, Ludovic-Alexandre adapted the book and lyrics of Legally Blonde at Théâtre le Palace in Paris, Oklahoma !, Jekyll & Hyde in Switzerland, and more recently Little Shop Of Horrors.
He also had the exciting opportunity to work three first times with Stage Entertainment France, adapting the book of Sister Act which was performed in Paris (Théâtre Mogador – 2012 – 1 nomination for Globes de Cristal) then Montreal (2014), the book of Beauty and The Beast (Théâtre Mogador – 2013 – 1 nomination for Globes de Cristal and 1 nomination for the Molières Awards)), and the spoken texts of Tanz der Vampire (2014) (2 nominations including 1 award for the Molières Awards)), collaborating each time with Nicolas Nebot (adaptation of lyrics). Ludovic-Alexandre and he worked on the French adaptation of the book and lyrics of Dirty Dancing (2015) at Palais des Sports and on tour, and co-signed the French adaptation of Cats (2015) at Théâtre Mogador for Stage Entertainment France (1 nomination for the Molières Awards), before signing the French adaptation of Bodyguard (2018).
In addition to the composition of their shows, Julien has been working as a musical performer. He played the roles of Alceste in Coups de Foudre (Loves at first sight), Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd, Marius Pontmercy in Les Misérables, Motel Kamzoil in A Fiddler on a Roof, Tom Trainor in No no Nanette, Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady, Fred in Scooby-Doo and the Ghost Pirates, Pinocchio in Shrek, the Musical, Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde, Sethi in Kid Manoir 2, and Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd.
He recently played the role of the Prince Adventurer in Raiponce et le Prince Aventurier and joined the casts of Frozen – Sing-A-Long and Enchanted Forest for Disneyland Paris.
More recently, Julien is chosen to perform in Wonderful Town at Opéra de Toulon and to be Freddy in My Fair Lady at Zénith d'Orléans.
Besides, Julien directed the first Parisian production of Le Prince & Le Pauvre as well as the new Canadian production.
As a Musical Director, he supervised the French original productions of his creations Le Prince & Le Pauvre, Raiponce & Le Prince Aventurier and La Petite Fille Aux Allumettes. He also orchestrated and co-directed the music for The Prince & The Pauper outside from France (Montreal, New York). He finally supervised the overall orchestrations of Raiponce & Le Prince Aventurier (orch. by David Bawiec), La Petite Fille Aux Allumettes (orch. by Shay Alon) and Les Aventures de Tom Sawyer (orch. by Larry Blank and Antoine Lefort) as well as the production of their original cast recordings.