About Les Misérables
Les Misérables is a musical based on the novel by the French poet Victor Hugo. Since its premiere in 1985, the play has enjoyed an audience of over seventy million across 44 countries. It has been performed in 22 different languages and is informally known as Les Miz or Les Mis in English-speaking countries.
After a very successful two-and-a-half-year run on Broadway, Cameron Mackintosh has launched the first national tour of his new production of Les Misérables. With a highly skilled cast and crew, Victor Hugo's epic novel of the French revolution becomes a sweeping musical that hits all the emotional high and low notes. More than a war story, Les Miserables gets to the root of what it means to live.
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Details of Cameron Mackintosh’s Touring Production
- Director - Laurence Connor & James Powell
- Producer - Cameron Mackintosh
- Composer/Lyricist - Claude-Michel Schonberg
- Writer - Herbert Kretzmer
- Choreographer - Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg
- Set Designer - Andreane Neofitou
About the Show
Plot-Set in early 19th century France, Les Misérables charts the journey of a French prisoner Jean Valjean who is freed by officer in charge Javert after nineteen years. Valjean decides to break his parole and build a new life for himself and his adopted daughter Cosette. But his new-found freedom is at stake because Javert is relentlessly tracking him to hunt him down.
Both touching and inspiring Les Misérables is a story of broken dreams, love and redemption.
Cast-The casting for Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Les Misérables was announced in August of 2017. The lead character of the fugitive Jean Valjean is played by Nick Cartell. Josh Davis who made his Broadway debut with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is joining Cartell as Javert while the role of Cosette will be enacted by Jillian Butler.
Other actors in the production include Melissa Mitchell as Fantine, Phoenix Best as Eponine, Matt Shingledecker as Enjolras, Allison Guinn as Madame Thenardier, J Anthony Crane as Thenardier, Jordon Cole and Julian Emile Lerner as Gavroche, Joshua Grosso as Marius and Zoe Glick and Sophie Knapp as Little Cosette and Young Eponine.
Music- Cameron Mackintosh’s new production features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. The lyrics are by Herbert Kretzmer from the French text by Alain and Jean-Marc Natel with additional material by English poet James Fenton. It has original orchestrations by John Cameron along with new orchestrations by Stephen Brooker, Stephen Metcalfe and Christopher Jahnke.
With a thrilling score and popular songs such as ‘On My Own,’ ‘One Day More, ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ and ‘Bring Him Home,’ Les Misérables is a show worth your time.
The musical first opened on October 8, 1985 at the Barbican Theatre in London. It was transferred to the Place Theatre in December of the same year and then moved to Queen’s Theatre in April, 2004. The musical continues to run at the venue.
The Broadway premiere of the musical was held at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987 and later shifted to the Imperial Theatre in October, 1990.
The musical’s national tour of the US began in November 1998, where it was staged in 150 cities before closing in 2006.
Les Miserable returned to Broadway in November 2006 and played to sold out houses at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York until January, 2008.
The most recent 2014 Broadway revival of Les Misérables by Cameron Mackintosh won three Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Sound Design and Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
Reviews, Awards & Accolades
The original West End production of the musical has bagged three prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards. These include the categories of Best Actress in a Musical won by Patti LuPone in 1985 and the Audience Award for Most Popular Show both in 2012 and 2014.
The original Broadway production won Tony Awards in eight categories. These include the Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, and Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.
The breathtaking new touring production by Cameron Mackintosh has taken the theatre world by storm. The Huffington Post described it as “Sizzling! A LES MIS for the 21st century! It rocks the rafters!”
How Much Are Les Miserables Tickets?
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