Today we are writing to you about the glorious musical, Les Misérables. It has set its final Broadway performance for September 04, 2016. Tickets are now on sale, starting at $37—an amazing bargain for such a remarkable musical.
This musical is based on the novel by Victor Hugo, set in France in the beginning of the 19th Century and spanning the life of Jean Valjean, a peasant who was freed from prison after 19 years of being incarcerated for stealing bread for his nephew. Helped by a priest, Valjean sheds his identity—thus breaking his parole—to become a man of importance and stature in his community, all the while he is being hunted by his arch-nemesis, Inspector Javert.
It is a story about the eternal struggles of honorable men taking separate paths to do what they deem is right. Of course, no musical would be complete without a love story, which features Valjean’s adopted daughter and one of the French revolutionaries.
Les Misérables was first brought to stage in Paris in 1980. In 1986, it opened in London. This production is still running—after 30 years!—making it the longest consecutively running musical in the West End. It opened on Broadway in 1987 and when it closed in 2003, it was the second longest running musical on Broadway.
The production that is currently playing on Broadway opened in March 2014.
It is quite simply a magnificent musical and if you are in New York City—or planning to visit before September 04, 2016—we urge you to go see this production while you still can!
Here is the link to order tickets—and you can save up to 35% if you order before April 03, 2016 using the discount code MIZBFC16!
Philip & Marilyn Langner