Why See Les Miserables?
One of the world's most epic musicals, Les Miserables, is on tour and hits the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA, Closed January 13, 2013
Les Misérables has been seen by over 53 million people in 38 countries and 21 languages since its first London performance in October 1985. The original Broadway production opened on March 12, 1987, at the Broadway Theatre, winning seven Tony Awards that season, including Best Musical. The show went on to play a total of 6,680 performances.
Based on Victor Hugo's epic novel. Relentless policeman Javert pursues escaped convict Jean Valjean over decades through the tumult of revolutionary France. Valjean becomes a mayor, agrees to raise the daughter of dying prostitute and joins the fight for freedom. None of this impresses the single-minded Javert, until the day Valjean saves his life. Score includes 'Who Am I?', 'A Little Fall of Rain', 'One Day More', 'Bring Him Home' and 'I Dreamed a Dream'.
Opening night: 2 January 2013
Les Miserables may be inappropriate for those aged under 14
Two hours and 55 minutes with one intermission
Cast and Creative
CreativeOriginally Produced by Cameron Mackintosh
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Book by Alain Boublil, and Claude-Michel Schonberg
What you thought
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