Les Miserables 1987

Run Time:
3 hours, with one intermission
Ages: 8+
Opened: March 12, 1987
Closing: May 18, 2003

Les Miserables - 1987 - Broadway History , Info & More

Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre]
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo

Valjean, an escaped convict, was wrongly imprisoned but is pursued by his nemesis, the policeman Javert.

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'Les Miserables' Says Au-Revoir January 6, 2008
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2007

Producer Cameron Mackintosh announced today the final extension of his current Broadway production of Boublil and Schonberg's Les Miserables, now through Sunday, January 6 only at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The current production of Les Miserables opened on November 6 of 2006. Originally planned as a six-month limited engagement, Les Miserables extended by an additional nine months due to strong box-office sales.

Original Cosette, Judy Kuhn Joins 'Les Mis' as Fantine 10/23
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2007

Broadway's original Cosette, three-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn, will return to Les Miserables twenty years later, to play the role of Fantine (Cosette's mother) beginning Tuesday, October 23

Broadway and West End Swap 'Les Mis' Valjeans, Oct.22
by BWW News Desk - September 5, 2007

The Cameron Mackintosh Broadway and London productions of Les Miserables will swap Jean Valjeans this fall. John Owen-Jones, currently playing Valjean in Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre in the West End, will make his Broadway debut in the role beginning October 23 at the Broadhurst Theatre, while on October 22 Drew Sarich, currently playing Valjean on Broadway, will make his West End debut.

West End 'Les Miz' to Mark 9,000th Performance, Aug. 10
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2007

The world's longest running musical, the legendary Les Miserables will celebrate its 9,000th performance in London on Friday, August 10th at the Queen's Theatre.

Zien, McGinnis & Hunt to Join Les Miserables in July
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2007

Broadway veteran Chip Zien will take over the role of Thenardier in Les Miserables at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) beginning Friday, June 29

Photo Coverage: Christine Jimenez' Les Miz Artwork Part 3
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2007

On November 9th, 2006, the opening night of Broadway's Les Miserables, BroadwayWorld introduced the artwork of Christine Jimenez. Recently, the talented artist created more caricatures and portraits of Les Miz stars, and is pleased to share them with BWW readers.

Rosie O'Donnell to Join Les Miserables as Mme. Thenardier?
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2007

Rosie O'Donnell may be the next to play feisty innkeeper's wife Madame Thenardier in Broadway's Les Miserables,

von Essen, Harada, Davis & Bruno to Join Les Miserables
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2007

Four new principals will join the cast of Les Miserables, beginning Tuesday, April 24th at the Broadhurst Theatre

Lea Salonga Joins Les Miserables as Fantine Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 2, 2007

Lea Salonga, the Tony Award-winning star of Miss Saigon, will start performances as Fantine in Broadway's LES MISÉRABLES a few days early

'Boating'-Bound Rubin-Vega Leaves Les Miz, 2/18-4/11
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2006

Due to her previously announced casting in the upcoming LAByrinth Theater Company production of Bob Glaudini's Jack Goes Boating, Tony Award-nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega will take a leave of absence from Les Miserables

Les Miserables: Do You Hear The People Belt?
by Michael Dale - November 26, 2006

Despite an exceptional ensemble of actors putting their own spins on the original 1985 John Caird/Trevor Nunn direction, for now and seemingly forever, there will be no revolutionary new interpretations of the Les Miserables experience

BWW TV : Broadway Beat - Les Miz, Johnson and McKechnie!
by Broadway Beat - October 20, 2006

This week on Broadway Beat catch rehearsals for the eagerly awaited revival of Les Miserables, opening night of Jay Johnson: The Two and Only! and one on one with Donna McKechnie right here on BroadwayWorld.com!

Rubin-Vega Celebrates CD Release with 10/30 Concert
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2006

On October 30th, two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega will celebrate the release of her new album 'Redemption Songs' (Sh-k-Boom Records) at The Cutting Room

New Les Miz Concert Recording on BBC Radio 2, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - October 7, 2006

A new recording of Les Miserables, Broadway and the West End's longest running musical, will air on BBC Radio 2 on Sunday, October 8 at 2PM EST

Photo Coverage: Les Miserables Press Conference
by Mark Rupp - October 5, 2006

The stars of Les Miserables, which will storm Broadway once again on November 9th, recently gathered at a press conference!

London Les Miserables Breaks Record on Oct. 9
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2006

On October 9th, Les Miserables will become the longest-running musical on the West End

Celia Keenan-Bolger is Les Miserables' Eponine
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2006

Tony Award-nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger, who currently appears in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, has been cast as the waifish Eponine in the upcoming Broadway return of Les Miserables

Sarich, Kreeger, Etc. Round Out Les Miserables Cast
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2006

Drew Sarich, Doug Kreeger, Megan McGinnis and more round out the cast of Les Miserables, which returns to Broadway this fall

Norm Lewis to Play Javert in Les Miserables Revival?
by BWW News Desk - April 8, 2006

While he performed in Florida this week, the Orlando Sentinel appears to have gotten the scoop that Norm Lewis will start as Javert in the upcoming revival of Les Miserables.

Les Miserables FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Look Down [i]
Freedom Is Mine
My Rooms Are Full
Come In, Sir, for You Are Weary
Valjean Arrested/Valjean Forgiven
Soliloquy [i]
At the End of the Day
I Dreamed a Dream
Lovely Ladies
Fantine's Arrest
The Runaway Cart
Who Am I?
Come to Me
The Confrontation
Castle on a Cloud
Oh Help! I Think I Hear Them Now
Now Look Who's Here
Master of the House
Tell Me Your Name, Have No Fear
The Bargain
Thénardier Waltz
Stars
Look Down [ii]
The Robbery
Javert's Intervention
That Inspector Thinks He's Something
Eponine's Errand
Red and Black
Do You Hear the People Sing?
I Saw Him Once
In My Life [i]
A Heart Full of Love
'Parnasse, What Are You Doing?
This Is His Lair
One Day More
Building the Barricade
On My Own
At the Barricade
You at the Barricade, Listen to This
I Have Overheard Their Plans
Bravo, Little Gavroche!
Good God! What Are You Doing?
A Little Fall of Rain
She Is the First to Fall
Night of Anguish
First Attack
Little People
Drink with Me to Days Gone By
Bring Him Home
Dawn of Anguish
The Second Attack
The Final Battle
Dog Eats Dog
Soliloquy [ii]
Turning
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables
Every Day
Valjean's Confession
The Wedding Chorale
Beggars at the Feast
Alone I Wait in the Shadows
Now You Are Here
Finale
In My Life [ii]
Les Miserables has had 13 productions including West End which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 1987, US Tour which opened in 1987, US Tour which opened in 1988, US Tour which opened in 1988, Broadway which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2006, US Tour which opened in 2010, Broadway which opened in 2014, US Tour which opened in 2017, West End which opened in 2021 and West End which opened in 2021.
Best Musical , , Best Book of a Musical for Claude-Michel Schonberg, Best Costume Design for Andreane Neofitou, Best Direction of a Musical for Trevor Nunn, Best Direction of a Musical for John Caird, Best Lighting Design for David Hersey, Best Lighting Design for David Hersey, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Claude-Michel Schonberg, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Herbert KretzmerBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Alain Boublil and Best Scenic Design for John Napier .
Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Claude-Michel Schonberg Best Costume Design for Andreane Neofitou Best Direction of a Musical for Trevor Nunn Best Direction of a Musical for John Caird Best Lighting Design for David Hersey Best Lighting Design for David Hersey Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Claude-Michel Schonberg Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Herbert Kretzmer, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Alain Boublil, Best Scenic Design for John Napier , .
Les Miserables has been nominated for several awards, including Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, the show has received numerous nominations and wins at various prestigious ceremonies.
Les Miserables has won several prestigious awards throughout its history. Some of the notable awards include the Best Musical award from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, the show has received numerous other accolades and nominations for its outstanding performances, music, and production.

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