Tickets are now available for Cameron Mackintosh's new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning mega-musical masterpiece Les Miserables. Preview performances will begin March 1, 2014, at the Imperial Theatre, with an official opening night set for March 23. Casting for the new production will be announced soon.
The Imperial Theatre was previously the show’s home on Broadway for nearly 13 years. The "newly re-imagined" Les Miserables is based on the U.S. national tour, which launched in November 2010. Directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, the new production is designed by Matt Kinley, with costumes by Andreane Neofitou, additional costumes by Christine Rowlands, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions.
Adapted from Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Miserables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The score includes the famous songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “Master Of The House” and many more. The groundbreaking musical is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, original French text by Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, original adaption by Trevor Nunn and John Caird and additional material by James Fenton.
Les Miserables originally opened at London’s Barbican Theatre in 1985. The Broadway production premiered at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987, before transferring to the Imperial Theatre in 1990, where it ran for 6,680 performances. The first Broadway revival opened on November 9, 2006, and ran through January 6, 2008. The show remains the fourth longest-running Broadway show of all time. The acclaimed film adaptation, starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and won three Academy Awards.