LES MISÉRABLES 25th Anniversary Concert Starring Salonga, Lewis, Jonas, et al. Airs on PBS 3/6
Entertainment Weekly reports that the 25th Anniversary Concert of LES MISÉRABLES, which took place on October 3rd, 2010 with simultaneous screenings in select theaters, will air on PBS in March.
Lea Salonga returned to the "Les Mis" concert stage 15 years after the 10th Anniversary, essaying the tragic heroine Fantine. Salonga was joined by Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Norm Lewis as Javert, Matt Lucas as Thénardier, Jennifer Galloway as Madame Thénardier, Nick Jonas as Marius, Samantha Barks as Eponine, Ramin Karimloo as Enjolras, Katie Hall as Cosette, Mia Jenkins as little Cosette, the cast members of the current London and international tour productions, and the cast members of the original 1985 London production - making up a strong ensemble of 300 performers and musicians.
Sir Cameron Mackintosh-produced LES MISÉRABLES originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985; transferred to the Palace Theatre on December 4, 1985; and moved to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on April 3, 2004. When the show celebrated its 21st birthday on October 8, 2006, it became the world's longest-running musical, surpassing the record previously held by CATS. The London production broke another record by marking its historic 10,000th performance in January 2010.