The revival closed on 6 January 2008 after 17 previews and 463 performances. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantineâs (Anne Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. The first production in English, produced by Cameron Mackintosh and adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, played to preview performances beginning on 28 September 1985 and formally opened on 8 October 1985 at the Barbican Centre, London. An album of this collaboration was recorded at CTS Studios in Wembley and was released in 1980, selling 260,000 copies. Mackintosh, in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company, assembled a production team to adapt the French musical for a British audience. On the eve of the 1832 Paris Uprising, Valjean prepares to go into exile; Cosette and Marius part in despair; Enjolras encourages all of Paris to join the revolution; the other students prepare for battle; Éponine acknowledges despairingly that Marius will never love her; Marius is conflicted whether to follow Cosette or join the uprising; Javert reveals his plans to spy on the students; and the Thénardiers scheme to profit off the coming violence. Furthers leads included Rob Houchen (Marius), Bradley Jaden (Enjolras), Shan Ako (Eponine) and Lily Kerhoas (Cosette). The majority is performed in recitative style; the vocalists use natural speech, not musical metrics.. In the English-speaking world, the novel is usually referred to by its original French title. On 5 September 2007, it was announced that John Owen-Jones (who was playing Valjean in London) was to join the Broadway cast. Farago had been impressed by the work and asked Mackintosh to produce an English-language version of the show. While the touring production and the New York production were running simultaneously, the staff, cast members, crew, and musicians of the two productions interchanged often, which contributed to keeping both companies of the show in form. Directed by Ladj Ly. Thénardier, Lea Salonga as Éponine, Adam Searles as Gavroche, Hannah Chick as Young Cosette, Michael Ball as Marius, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, Judy Kuhn as Cosette and Anthony Crivello as Grantaire. By law, Valjean must display a yellow ticket of leave, which identifies him as an ex-convict ("On Parole"). The tour ran until 11 August 2013, closing at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. The Original London Cast recording was the first English language album of the musical. Valjean, passing by the scene, pities Fantine, and when he realises she once worked for him and that she blames him for her misfortune, he is guilt-stricken. Earl Carpenter also played the dual role of The Bishop/Bamatabois, while understudying Javert. in London: As soon as the Artful Dodger came onstage, Gavroche came to mind.  A film version directed by Tom Hooper was released at the end of 2012 to generally positive reviews as well as numerous awards nominations, winning three Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and four British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA). Get news, photos & more. This recording featured new arrangements and reinspired orchestrations, and included John Owen-Jones as Valjean, Earl Carpenter as Javert, Madalena Alberto as Fantine, Ashley Artus as M. Thénardier, Lynne Wilmot as Mme. The image is based on an etching by Gustave Brion, which in turn was based on the drawing by Émile Bayard. The French army arrives at the barricade and demands that the students surrender ("At the Barricade"). Marius decides to stand with his friends, and all anticipate what the dawn will bring ("One Day More").. Affectionately called "The Hair Hag" in many of the original US companies, the Old Woman is the character who talks Fantine into selling her hair before Fantine becomes a prostitute. A streetwise urchin who knows everyone and everything that happens in the slums of Paris. Having seen many shows brilliantly reimagined at Signature I have no doubt that Eric and his team will come up with a revolutionary new take on Les Miz unlike anything anyone has seen before. This allowed it to reach many cities and venues in its acclaimed, original Broadway form. Cameron Mackintosh's original plan was to use the Australian cast, but the scope was expanded to create an international cast featuring performers from the major performances of the musical. The original French musical premiered in Paris in 1980 with direction by Robert Hossein. It also features a song titled "I Saw Him Once", sung by Cosette, which was later incorporated into the first part of "In My Life". The 2014 Broadway revival was nominated for 3 Tony Awards: Best Revival of a Musical, Best Leading Actor in a Musical for Karimloo, and Best Sound Design for Potter. A new UK and Ireland tour (similar to the 25th Anniversary production) began at Curve, Leicester from 3 to 24 November 2018, before touring to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin (5 December to 12 January 2019), Edinburgh Festival Theatre (22 January to 16 February 2019), Palace Theatre, Manchester (19 February to 30 March 2019), Birmingham Hippodrome (2 April to 11 May 2019), Milton Keynes Theatre (14 May to 8 June 2019), Theatre Royal, Plymouth (11 June to 6 July 2019), The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (9 July to 10 August 2019), Newcastle Theatre Royal (15 August to 5 October 2019), Liverpool Empire (9 to 26 October 2019), Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (29 October to 23 November 2019) and Wales Millenium Centre (26 November 2019 to 4 January 2020). 873. It uses much of the staging and technical work of the 2014 Broadway revival. Thénardier, Frances Ruffelle as Éponine, Ian Tucker as Gavroche, Michael Ball as Marius, David Burt as Enjolras, Rebecca Caine as Cosette and Zoë Hart It is usually cropped to a head-and-shoulders portrait, superimposed on the French flag. As Marius holds her, she assures him that she feels no pain and reveals her love for him before dying in his arms ("A Little Fall of Rain"). Javert finds himself unable to reconcile Valjean's merciful acts with his conception of Valjean as an irredeemable criminal. Thénardier and his gang arrive, intending to rob Valjean's house, but Éponine stops them by screaming a warning ("The Attack on Rue Plumet"). "In Dallas and Hong Kong: "Do you hear the people sing?  The version of "Stars" is the same as that on the Complete Symphonic Recording. Check the latest film times for Les Misérables: The Staged Concert now showing at your nearest Showcase. The Thénardiers prepare to con some charitable visitors, who turn out to be Valjean and Cosette, who has grown into a beautiful young woman. The cast was recorded in three different places. Victor Hugoâs masterpiece comes to television in a six-part adaptation by multi- award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies. This I did—after myself deciding on the subject and title of every song—in collaboration with my friend, poet Jean-Marc Natel. It's simple to buy tickets online for Les Misérables: The Staged Concert with Showcase Cinemas' streamlined booking process - making your visit to the cinema as smooth as possible. He is Idealistic, although his plan is doomed to failure.  The Australian revival production transferred to Manila, Philippines in March 2016, becoming an international tour. " After 6,680 performances in sixteen years, when it closed on 18 May 2003, it was the second-longest-running Broadway musical after Cats.  However, the production closed after three months due to the expiry of the booking contract. With Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried. A few months later, Marius and Cosette marry ("Wedding Chorale"). No one will notice, perhaps, but for us, it will make us so happy if we can better this show. Michael Hinton was the original drummer and credited on the cast album. It was billed in the programme as "The Royal Shakespeare Company presentation of the RSC/Cameron Mackintosh production". Venues on the tour included the Stockholm Globe Arena, Oslo Spektrum, the Helsinki Hartwell Areena, and the Gothenburg Scandinavium, with audiences totalling over 150,000 for the complete tour. Everyone at the barricade is killed except Valjean and a gravely wounded Marius, who escape into the sewers ("The Final Battle"). " The production officially opened on 14 December 2008 (after previews from 2 December), and ran through 22 February 2009 (extended from 25 January 2009). Thénardier on 24 April 2007. The film was given its general US release on Christmas Day 2012. In October 2020, on the final of Britain's Got Talent, it was confirmed that the stage concert would return for a limited 6 week run at the Sondheim Theatre from 5 December 2020 to 17 January 2021. He firmly believes in the justice of the law, and has no room for mercy. , The cast includes Colm Wilkinson as Valjean, Terrence Mann as Javert, Randy Graff as Fantine, Leo Burmester as Thénardier, Jennifer Butt as Madame Thénardier, Frances Ruffelle as Éponine, Braden Danner as Gavroche, David Bryant as Marius, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, and Donna Vivino as Young Cosette. In February 2008, Les Misérables was performed at the Bournemouth International Centre, England with a cast of West End stars accompanied by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Suggestions Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. J. The show has been produced in forty-two countries and translated into twenty-one languages: English, French (re-translated from the English version[clarification needed]), German (Austria and Germany), Spanish (six versions: two from Spain, two from Mexico, one from Argentina, and one from Venezuela), Japanese, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk), Polish, Swedish (in Sweden and in Finland), Dutch (Netherlands and Belgium), Danish, Finnish, Brazilian Portuguese, Estonian, Czech, Mauritian Creole, Basque, Catalan and Korean. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is being tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. , The show celebrated its ten-thousandth performance on 5 January 2010 and its 30th anniversary in October 2015. Initially reluctant, Mackintosh eventually agreed. Enjolras attempts to comfort Marius, who is heartbroken over the death of his best friend. In March 2009, the Guernsey production was remounted at Fort Regent in Jersey; and in July 2009, the musical was performed in concert at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight.  The roles of young Cosette and young Éponine were shared by Ella Ballentine, Saara Chaudry and Madison Oldroyd. Les Misérables (2012) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. , On 4 December 1985, the show transferred to the Palace Theatre, London and moved again on 3 April 2004, to the smaller Queens Theatre, now called the Sondheim Theatre, with some revisions of staging. Les Misérables (/leɪ ˌmɪzəˈrɑːb(lə)/; French pronunciation: [le mizeʁabl(ə)]), colloquially known as Les Mis or Les Miz (/leɪ ˈmɪz/), is a sung-through musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name, by Claude-Michel Schönberg (music), Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel (original French lyrics), and Herbert Kretzmer (English lyrics). At the time of its closing, it was the second-longest running musical in broadway history. Marius discovers that Éponine has disguised herself as a boy to join the rebels and, wanting to keep his best friend away from the impending violence, he sends her to deliver a farewell letter to Cosette. Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönbergâs Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. In September 2008, it was performed at the St John Loveridge Hall in Guernsey with a cast of West End performers—the first time that it had been professionally performed on the Island where Victor Hugo wrote the novel. A fight breaks out, and the foreman and other workers use the incident as a pretence to fire Fantine ("At the End of the Day"). Also featured were Nikki Rene Daniels as Fantine and Robert Hunt as Javert, both reprising their roles from the Broadway revival. The Thénardiers are not discouraged, instead gloating that their craven practicality has saved their lives time and time again ("Beggars at the Feast"). , Most of the cast from the concept album performed in the production. The tour cast featured John Owen-Jones as Valjean, Earl Carpenter as Javert, Gareth Gates as Marius, Ashley Artus as Thénardier, Lynne Wilmot as Madame Thénardier, Madalena Alberto as Fantine, Rosalind James as Éponine, Jon Robyns as Enjolras, Katie Hall as Cosette (with Samara Clarke as Young Cosette), and David Lawrence as the Bishop of Digne. The Thénardiers cheat their customers, stealing their possessions and setting high prices for low-quality service, and live a life of criminal depravity ("Master of the House"). He is an elderly man who has fallen upon hard times. He is later rescued from the barricades by Valjean, who ultimately gives Marius and Cosette his blessing, allowing them to be married. Les Misérables, Victor Hugo Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Refusing to compromise his principles but no longer able to hold them sacred, he finds himself torn between his beliefs about God and his desire to adhere to the law. The Scandinavian concert tour, produced by Cameron Mackintosh in association with Noble Art, starred Danish musical icon Stig Rossen in the leading role and commemorated author Victor Hugo's 200th birthday. Some cuts made to the show's prologue during its original Broadway run were restored, lyrics for Gavroche's death scene (known in the revival as "Ten Little Bullets") cut during the development of the original London production were restored, and much of the show was re-orchestrated by Christopher Jahnke, introducing a snare and timpani-heavy sound played by a 14-member band, a reduction of about 8 musicians from the original production's 22 musician orchestration. Les Misérables (/ l eÉª Ë m Éª z É Ë r ÉË b (l É)/; French pronunciation: [le mizeÊabl(É)]), colloquially known as Les Mis or Les Miz (/ l eÉª Ë m Éª z /), is a sung-through musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name, by Claude-Michel Schönberg (music), Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel (original French lyrics), and Herbert Kretzmer (English lyrics). The concert's encores are also included. Valjean carries Marius through the sewers but collapses in exhaustion. He tears up his yellow ticket, breaking his parole but giving himself a chance to start a new life free from the stigma of his criminal past. The sets were slightly different and there were some subtle changes, all of which made an already fabulous show outstanding. The original London production ran from October 1985 to July 2019, playing over 13,000 performances and making it the second longest-running musical in the world after The Fantasticks, the second longest-running West End show after The Mousetrap, and the longest-running musical in the West End (followed by The Phantom of the Opera). It was announced in June 2020 that it would not reopen until 2021. Éponine returns to find Marius but is shot by the soldiers crossing the barricade. This tour originally starred Lawrence Clayton as Valjean, Andrew Varela as Javert, Betsy Morgan as Fantine, Jenny Latimer as Cosette, Justin Scott Brown as Marius, Chasten Harmon as Éponine, Michael Kostroff as Thénardier, Shawna Hamic as Madame Thénardier, Jeremy Hays as Enjolras, Josh Caggiano and Ethan Paul Khusidman as Gavroche, Maya Jade Frank and Juliana Simone alternating as Young Cosette and Young Éponine. Valjean and Cosette escape, and only later (when Thénardier tips him off) does Javert suspect who they were. There are also various non-English language cast albums of the musical. In the end she appears as a spirit alongside Fantine and they guide the dying Valjean to Heaven. Foreman of Valjean's jet bead factory in Montreuil-sur-Mer which employs Fantine and other workers. , The English-language version, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and additional material by James Fenton, was substantially expanded and reworked from a literal translation by Siobhan Bracke of the original Paris version, in particular adding a prologue to tell Jean Valjean's background story. The students mourn this first loss of life at the barricades and resolve to fight in her name.  It was surpassed by The Phantom of the Opera in 2006. The tour had its opening on 19 November 2010 at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey, running until 19 December 2010. Mistress to the Factory Foreman. A very unlucky man, but also a very happy one. Les Misérables â The Staged Concert has now opened to critical acclaim at the Sondheim Theatre, and has now been extended for a second time by phenomenal demand to 28 February 2021.. Its all-star cast* includes Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine and Matt Lucas as Thénardier alongside a company of over 50 actors and musicians.  The revival recouped its entire initial investment and grossed $109 million.. Signature received Mackintosh's special permission for the production: "One of the great pleasures of being involved with the creation of Les Misérables is seeing this marvelous musical being done in a completely different and original way. Goldblatt (Montparnasse/Pimp/Labourer), Marya Grandy(Crone), Victor Hawks (Brujon), Robert Hunt (Courfeyrac/Foreman), Nehal Joshi (Lesgles/Constable), Jeff Kready (Babet/Constable/Fauchevelant), Doug Kreeger (Jean Prouvaire/Farmer), James Chip Leanord (Bishop/Claquesous), Megan McGinnis, Drew Sarich (Grantaire/Innkeeper), Haviland Stillwell (Factory Girl), and Idara Victor.. A brutish and cowardly, but dissatisfied, member of Thénardier's Gang. When the New York production closed in 2003, the Third National Tour continued for another three years, and enjoyed the influx of many members from the original and subsequent New York companies. View Les Miserables Ebook Les Miserables Ebook. The Broadway production opened 12 March 1987 and ran until 18 May 2003, closing after 6,680 performances. , He shared the idea with French composer Claude-Michel Schönberg, and the two developed a rough synopsis and analysis of each character's mental and emotional state, as well as that of an audience. In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The set was designed by John Napier, costumes by Andreane Neofitou and lighting by David Hersey. (See Members listed below). Directed by Bille August. After Boe's final performance on 28 February, the role of Valjean was played by John Owen-Jones beginning 1 March 2016 until the production closed on 4 September 2016, after 1,026 performances over two-and-a-half years. The concert cast included Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, Philip Quast as Javert, Paul Monaghan as the Bishop of Digne, Ruthie Henshall as Fantine, Hannah Chick as Young Cosette, Jenny Galloway as Madame Thénardier, Alun Armstrong as Thénardier, Adam Searles as Gavroche, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, Michael Ball as Marius, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Lea Salonga as Éponine, and Anthony Crivello as Grantaire. As Marius sleeps, Valjean prays to God to protect Marius, even if the cost for Marius' safety is his own life ("Bring Him Home"). Thénardier's unscrupulous wife, who abuses Cosette but dotes on her own daughter, Éponine.  As of 2019, it remains the sixth longest-running Broadway show. When Gavroche brings the news of General Lamarque's death, the students realise that they can use the public's dismay to incite their revolution, and that their time has come ("Do You Hear the People Sing?"). 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