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VIDEO: Andrew Varela Does LES MISERABLES Rap

Take a look at the other side of Les Miserables with Andrew Varela's "Police State of Mind".

Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's "Les Misérables" has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel and additional material by James Fenton. The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley, inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and additional costumes by Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Mick Potter.

J. Mark McVey portrays the fugitive Jean Valjean. He is joined by Andrew Varela as Javert, Michael Kostroff as Thénardier, Shawna M. Hamic as Madame Thénardier, Betsy Morgan as Fantine, Jeremy Hays as Enjolras, Chasten Harmon as Eponine, Justin Scott Brown as Marius and Jenny Latimer as Cosette. Katherine Forrester and Anastasia Korbal alternate in the role of Little Cosette. Colin DePaula and Ethan Paul Khusidman alternate in the role of Gavroche.

The ensemble includes Richard Todd Adams, Richard Barth, Cathryn Basile, Julie Benko, Cole Burden, Briana Carlson-Goodman, Casey Erin Clark, Jason Forbach, Lucia Giannetta, Ian Patrick Gibb, Cooper Grodin, Ben Gunderson, Beth Kirkpatrick, Cornelia Luna, Benjamin Magnuson, Jason Ostrowski, Max Quinlan, John Rapson, Rachel Rincione, Sarah Shahinian, Alan Shaw, Joseph Spieldenner, Joe Tokarz, Aliya Victoriya and Natalie Weiss.

The New York Times calls this "Les Misérables" "an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish." The London Times hails the new show as "a five star hit, astonishingly powerful and as good as the original." The Star-Ledger says it is "a dynamically re-imagined hit. This ‘Les 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."

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.
"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, where it continues to play to packed houses. When "Les Misérables" celebrated its 21st London birthday on October 8, 2006, it became the world's longest-running musical, surpassing the record previously held by "Cats" in London's West End.

 



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