Les Miserable

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Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Arts & Music
Subject:
Theatre

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Les Miserable

Set in early 19th-century inFrance, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister's child.Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.

Revival

8 October 1985- Opening night on Broadway2010 - 25th anniversary concert2012 - Movie based on the musical23 March 2014 - revival of the musical

The revival of les mis debuted on March 23rd 2014 at the Imperial theatre.It is directed by Laurence Connor and Janmes PowellThe music is still the original music composed by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer

Lasting Impact

One of the most famous and successful musicals of all time

Links

Cast and characters: http://www.broadway.com/shows/les-miserables/cast/List of songs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songs_from_Les_Mis%C3%A9rables

Les misérables the musical

Summary

A bit of history

Les Miz 2014


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