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Who else cried during Les Miz

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Pammylicious
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joined:9/13/10
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/29/14 at 07:09pm
Last night, I just couldn't stop.
Fess up, did your eyes well up did you shed tears, or perhaps you got a lump in your throat.
hanabana
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joined:5/12/12
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/29/14 at 07:16pm
I'm ashamed to admit that I have not yet seen Les Miserables on stage... But I will soon, I hope! But despite the fact that the singing was not quite up to par in the movie, I'll admit that I cried at the end. I can only imagine what will happen when I actually experience this masterpiece live in the theater...

Updated On: 5/29/14 at 07:16 PM
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LizzieCurry
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joined:3/7/05
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/29/14 at 07:41pm
I've never cried at any show (even LM, which I've seen upwards of... ha ha, a lot), but sometimes I've wanted to. I have a block.
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rjm516
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/09
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/29/14 at 07:56pm
Oh man, I haven't seen this one yet but I've seen the last Bway revival, two in London (one with Norm as Javert and he was the best Javert EVER), and maybe 4 national tours and I cry throughout. If the early scene when the bishop gives Valjean the silver is done well, then I'm gone for good.
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GavestonPS
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joined:6/10/12
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/29/14 at 08:54pm
I probably cried listening to the CD, but I saw the show at the now-departed Shubert in LA and found the entire endeavor as cold as ice. It reminded me of the old animatronic Presidents exhibit at Disneyland.
Gothampc
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joined:5/20/03
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/29/14 at 08:58pm
I cried in the first Broadway run when the actress playing Eponine screamed her way through "On My Own." My ears were bleeding and people in Newark were calling Manhattan and asking if someone could turn her down.
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Mister Matt
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joined:5/17/03
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/29/14 at 09:40pm
The original production? Yes. This production? No.
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Mr. Nowack
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joined:2/2/14
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/29/14 at 09:56pm
The closest I ever came was "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables." If the Marius really sells it it can be super devastating

I haven't seen the new Broadway production, I'm just talking about the show in general.
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KathyNYC2
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joined:12/2/10
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/29/14 at 10:04pm
I am seeing it in a week and a half..I will be interested to see my reaction. Because basically I will cry (or at least tear up) at 98% of the shows that I see at some point. I will always cry when Matilda and Ms Honey cartwheel at the end and when Matilda strikes her final pose. I will cry any number of times during Kinky Boots. I cried at the end of If/Then - even though I didn't even like the show that much and I got weepy during some of the music at Bridge of Madison County. Heck I even cried at Annie when Sandy shows up...even though I know the dog is showing up. I can cry just remembering stuff..the orchestra at South Pacific, the final curtain during 1776, you name it = tears. Ok, I didn't cry at Pippin or Big Fish. But for the most part..sniff sniff.

I am hoping all this.."will I or won't I cry" discussion will not affect my reaction..LOL

Feel free to carry me away to the loony bin at any point...

Updated On: 5/29/14 at 10:04 PM
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Melissa25
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joined:5/20/12
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/29/14 at 11:11pm
No loony bins for us cry babies! This is why I love the theater. Yes, I cried during Les Miz.
The biggest tear jerkers this season for me have been Bridges, Big Fish and Mothers and Sons.

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VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/29/14 at 11:25pm
The only time I've ever legitimately cried in a theater was during Big Fish. Sitting in the second row and seeing Norbert and co. actually crying on stage + the story just got me.

I saw the Les Miz revival last week, and while I didn't cry, I was very moved. I personally don't think their staging of "Do You Hear The People Sing (Reprise)" isn't as Epic as their "One Day More" is. It kind of thuds for me on stage, but the song itself makes me teary!
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bwayphreak234
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joined:7/4/10
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/30/14 at 12:07am
I did not feel an ounce of emotion besides pure anger when I saw Les Miserables at the Imperial back in March. I was so angry that I wanted to cry tears of rage over the musical slaughtering and poor acting unfolding before my eyes.
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
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AHLiebross
Stand-by
joined:10/22/13
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/30/14 at 12:20am
Gaveston PS says, Les Miz "reminded me of the old animatronic Presidents exhibit at Disneyland." I always tear up at animatronic Lincoln. Somehow, I don't think you meant that, Gaveston.

I sobbed and sobbed at "If/Then," and not just during the sadder timeline -- I cried when a major character from the sad timeline turned up towards the end in the other timeline. (I'm being cryptic to avoid spoilers -- not everyone has seen the show yet.)

The middle of Les Miz makes me want to cry from boredom. However, [SPOILER ALERT IF YOU'RE AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL] when Gavroche and Eponine die, that usually sets me off a bit. The real tears flow like crazy when [EVEN BIGGER SPOILER ALERT, ONCE AGAIN IF YOU'RE AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL] JVJ gets to heaven and Fantine welcomes him and thanks him for saving and raising Cosette.
Audrey, the Phantom Phanatic, who nonetheless would rather be Jean Valjean, who knew how to make lemonade out of lemons.
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Mr Roxy
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joined:5/17/03
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/30/14 at 08:22pm
Rumor has it Victor Hugo was seen bawling like a baby the other night.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
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promisespromises2
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joined:5/23/13
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/31/14 at 07:38am
I am a HUGE crier, but I have only cried reading the book, never listening to the cast recordings or seeing it live.

However, I definitely cried when I saw Cheno at Carnegie Hall and she sang "Bring Him Home". She puts so much emotion into that song and that voice… sigh.
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ShakinBaconGirl
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joined:3/25/14
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/31/14 at 08:57am
I did not cry at this show, but I did cry when I saw the tour.
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theaterfan862
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joined:5/10/10
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 5/31/14 at 11:11am
Les Miz is one of my favorite shows, but for some reason this production was lacking and barely got a tear out of me. I bawled my eyes out watching the movie but this production had so many missed opportunities, which is a shame. Nothing moved me as much as Bridges this season! I was a mess.

Updated On: 5/31/14 at 11:11 AM
sciencegirl
Swing
joined:3/10/14
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 6/2/14 at 11:09pm
I cried! Not a bawling kinda cry, but I teared up a quite a bit. The prize for the worst crying I did still goes to Once. That was an ugly sobbing kinda cry. I also cried at The Normal Heart.
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nicnyc
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joined:7/7/12
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 7/3/14 at 01:03am
I cried repeatedly during this production - and didn't cry at all when I saw the original production. Ramin Karimloo did me in....
skylight2
Understudy
joined:6/13/14
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 7/3/14 at 01:26am
People cry in Bridges? LOL.
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JBradshaw
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joined:10/10/04
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 7/3/14 at 02:32am
Not a big fan of the show. I cried when I saw Laurie Beechman as Fantine in the 90s.
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ljay889
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joined:8/4/04
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 7/3/14 at 08:48am
I felt pretty emotionless during this current revival. Sadly I didn't see Ramin.
Plus most of the characters are so poorly developed that it's hard to feel much for them, regardless of their outcomes.

#sadandtransparent
Updated On: 7/3/14 at 08:48 AM
Adair Haywind
Featured Actor
joined:4/2/14
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 7/3/14 at 09:16am
Only two shows I've ever cried at: Next to Normal and Once. The most recent Death of a Salesman revival came pretty close.
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bwayphreak234
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joined:7/4/10
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 7/3/14 at 09:27am
The only times I ever got a little teary eyed during a show was the opening number of Matilda, the end of Bridges, and Always Starting Over in If/Then
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
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phantomcrazy14
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joined:2/5/10
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 7/3/14 at 09:38am
Cried the first time I watched the 10th Anniv Concert, when I saw the tour, and the movie. But I agree, this revival didn't do it for me. I liked Ramin loads, and his "Bring Him Home" gave me chills, but as for the rest of the show it just seemed to be lacking something. And I am quite the crier at shows, so I'm surprised haha
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James885
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joined:5/2/05
Who else cried during Les Miz
Posted: 7/3/14 at 10:02am
I must have a heart of stone, cause I've never been moved to tears at any show I've been at. As for Les Mis, I agree with ljay; the show throws so many characters at the audience and most of them aren't too developed and so it's hard - at least for me - to get emotionally invested with a lot of them.
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