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Les Miserables

Les Miserables

by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer

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Les Miserables

Les Miserables




The epic, sung-through 1987 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is based on the novel by French poet and writer Victor Hugo.


Story:

Jean Valjean, a French peasant and convicted thief, is freed from jail by a kind bishop and makes the most of the opportunity, changing his name and eventually becoming a factory owner and Mayor. When Valjean’s criminal past is resurrected and the Chief of Police, Javert, vows to bring him to justice, Valjean is forced to give up everything he has worked for and flee. Before doing so, he promises Fantine, a former worker on her death-bed, that he’ll find and care for her daughter Cosette. Years later, Valjean has cared for Cosette as a father, Javert seeks him still, and the city of Paris is torn by revolutionaries. Political and personal stories become intertwined, and all are called to question their devotion to freedom, love, and justice.


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THEATRE

Imperial Theatre
249 W. 45th St.
New York, NY

Info and Directions

Schedule
MONDAY
Dark
TUESDAY
7 PM
WEDNESDAY
2 and 8 PM
THURSDAY
7 PM
FRIDAY
8 PM
SATURDAY
2 and 8 PM
SUNDAY
3 PM

Important Dates
PREVIEWS: Mar 1, 2014
OPENING: Mar 23, 2014


Run Time
2 hours and 55 minutes (1 Intermission)


NOTE: Most shows have special holiday dates and times. Check the official website for more information.

Composer

Composer and Librettist
Claude-Michel Schönberg

Lyricist

Lyricist
Herbert Kretzmer

Librettist

Librettist
Alain Boublil



  • Premiere
  • 2006
  • 2014
  • 2010 Film
  • 2012 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Broadway Theatre, Imperial Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 12, 1987
Total Performances
6,680
Original Cast
David Bryant, Leo Burmester, Jennifer Butt, Braden Danner, Randy Graff, Judy Kuhn, Michael Maguire, Terrence Mann, Chrissie McDonald, Frances Ruffelle, Donna Vivino, Colm Wilkinson
Director
Trevor Nunn and John Caird
Producer
Cameron Mackintosh
Musical Director
Robert Billig
Orchestrations
John Cameron
Scenic Design
John Napier
Costume Design
Andreane Neofitou
Lighting Design
David Hersey

2006 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Broadhurst Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 9, 2006
Total Performances
463
Original Cast
Gary Beach, Alexander Gemignani, Norm Lewis, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Ali Ewoldt, Jenny Galloway, Adam Jacobs, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Aaron Lazar
Director
John Caird and Trevor Nunn
Producer
Cameron Mackintosh
Musical Director
Kevin Stites
Orchestrations
Christopher Jahnke
Scenic Design
John Napier
Costume Design
Andreane Neofitou
Lighting Design
David Hersey

2014 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Imperial Theatre
Opening Night
March 23, 2014
Original Cast
Ramin Karimloo, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy, Nikki M. James, Andy Mientus, Charlotte Maltby, Cliff Saunders, Keala Settle, Kyle Scatliffe Erin Clemons, Emily Cramer, Natalie Charle Ellis, Jason Forbach, Heidi Giberson, Nathaniel Hackmann, Andrew Kober, Chris McCarrell, Melissa Mitchell, Dennis Moench, Adam Monley, Betsy Morgan, Melissa O'Neil, Max Quinlan, John Rapson, Terance Reddick, Arbender Robinson, Christianne Tisdale and Aaron Walpole
Director
Laurence Connor and James Powell
Choreographer
Michael Ashcroft and Geoffrey Garratt
Producer
Cameron Mackintosh
Musical Director
James Lowe
Orchestrations
John Cameron, Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker
Scenic Design
Matt Kinley
Costume Design
Adreane Neofitu and Christine Rowlands
Lighting Design
Paule Constable
Sound Design
Mick Potter
Projection Design
Fifty-Nine Productions

2010 Film Version

Movie Name
Les Miserables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary
Type
Filmed Live on Stage
Director
Nick Morris
Starring
Alfie Boe, Norm Lewis, Matt Lucas

2012 Film Version

Movie Name
Les Miserables
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Tom Hooper
Screenplay
William Nicholson , Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer
Starring
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway






CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Original London Cast Album

CD
The Complete Symphonic Recording

CD
10th Anniversary Dream Cast at Albert Hall

CD
Original French Concept Album

CD
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Dream Cast at Albert Hall DVD

DVD
Hollywood Film DVD

Blu-Ray
Hollywood Film Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack

DVD
10th Anniversary Concert DVD

Blu-Ray
25th Anniversary Concert DVD

Blu-Ray
25th Anniversary Concert Blu-Ray


Books

Book
Novel by Victor Hugo

Book
Les Misérables: From Stage to Screen


Other

Merchandise




1987 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Michael Maguire
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Frances Ruffelle
Best Scenic Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Terrence Mann
Best Actor in a Musical - Colm Wilkinson
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Judy Kuhn
Best Costume Design

1987 Theatre World Award Nominations

Michael Maguire
Frances Ruffelle
Colm Wilkinson

1987 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Michael Maguire
Outstanding Orchestration
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Judy Kuhn
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Colm Wilkinson
Outstanding Lighting Design

2007 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Aaron Lazar
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Celia Keenan-Bolger

2014 Tony Awards

Best Revival
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Ramin Karimloo
Best Sound Design of a Musical

2014 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical

2014 Drama League Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Ramin Karimloo

2014 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)

2014 Theatre World Award Nominations

Ramin Karimloo

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