Why See Les Miserables?
Broadway's Spectacular New Production
It's back! A year after closing on Broadway, Cameron Mackintosh's monumental new production of Les Miserables launches its first national tour. Based on Victor Hugo's novel, this sweeping epic is one of the most popular musicals in history, a tale of love and revolution that draws audiences in time and time again. Its classic score, written by Herbert Kretzmer and Claude-Michel Schonberg, includes the timeless 'I Dreamed A Dream', 'One Day More' and 'Do You Hear the People Sing'.
Nominated for three Tony Awards, this latest Broadway production is a more than worthy chapter in Les Miserables' long history. It debuted at the Imperial Theatre in 2014 and ran for two years, drawing huge acclaim for its stripped down storytelling, which jettisons some of the bloat attached to previous productions, and the atmospheric video projections that lend the show a hugely cinematic backdrop.
What is Les miserables About?
Two years after the Revolution of 1830, France is on the brink of violence once again. Dismayed that one king has been replaced by another, a group of rebels are plotting to overthrow the monarchy and lay claim to the throne for the common people.
Against this backdrop of simmering rebellion, we follow the story of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict who manages to build a new life for himself and his adopted daughter Cosette. Yet his new found happiness cannot last for long, because the unrelenting police inspector Javert, who has been hunting Valjean for two decades, is close on his tail. As Valjean's past finally catches up with him, all of the characters are swept up in the chaos that breaks out on Paris 'streets, in an epic story of thwarted love, forgiveness and the enduring strength of the human spirit.
DID YOU KNOW?
Les Miserables has won over 100 major awards, including Oliviers, Tonys and Grammys!
Opening night: 7 February 2018
Les Miserables may be inappropriate for those aged under 12.
Two hours and 50 minutes including a 15 minute interval
Cast and Creative
Nick Cartell as Jean Valjean
Josh Davis as Javert
J Anthony Crane as Thenardier
Allison Guinn as Madame Thenardier
Melissa Mitchel as Fantine
Matt Shingledecker as Enjolras
Paige Smallwood as Eponine
Joshua Grosso as Marius
Jillian Butler as Cosette
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh
Directed & Adapted by Laurence Connor & James Powell
Production Design by John Napier
Costumes Design by Andreane Neofitou
Lighting Design by David Hersey
Sound Design by Andrew Bruce
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Book by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg
What you thought
50 reviews, average rating: (4.1 Stars)
Cast better than the Broadway show I saw. seating perfectly aligned so... more
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