LES MISERABLES Returns to Philadelphia at the Academy of Music, Jan. 2 – 13

LES MISERABLES Returns to Philadelphia at the Academy of Music, Jan. 2 – 13

Tickets for the triumphant return of Cameron Mackintosh's new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables are on sale now for the two-week engagement on Jan. 2 - 13 at the Academy of Music. The all new production of Les Misérables features glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. The press opening is scheduled for Wed. Jan. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased by calling 215-731-3333, online at kimmelcenter.org/broadway, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad & Spruce Streets. (open daily 10 am to 6 pm) or at the Academy of Music box office, Broad & Locust Streets. (open during performances only).  Groups of 10 or more will receive discounts for select performances by calling 215-790-5883 or 866-276-2947.  Performances include:  Tuesday – Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.; Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m.; matinees Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m., with an additional weekday matinee on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 2 p.m.

For more information on the production, engagement dates, and locations please visit www.LesMis.com. For a video sneak peek of the New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, please visit www.LesMis.com/watch.

The New York Times calls this Les Misérables "an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish." The London Times hails the new show "a five star hit, astonishingly powerful and as good as the original."  The Star-Ledger says "a dynamically re-imagined hit.  ThisLes Misérables has improved with age" and NY1-TV proclaims "this new production actually exceeds the original. The storytelling is clearer, the perspective grittier and the motivations more honest. Musical theatre fans can rejoice: Les Miz is born again."

"I'm delighted that 25 years after Les Miz originally opened in London the audience for this marvelous show is bigger and younger than ever before," said producer Cameron Mackintosh. "Over the years I have seen many successful but visually different productions, so it has been exciting to draw inspiration from the brilliant drawings and paintings of Victor Hugo himself, integrated with spectacular projections. 

The new Les Miz is a magnificent mix of dazzling images and epic staging, driving one of the greatest musical stories ever told."

Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.  The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the classic 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.

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