On October 8th, 1985, the English language version of Les Misérables had its official opening night in London. 34 years later, my husband and I were able to enjoy Les Misérables the musical as it tours across North America. The classic, award-winning, musical made a stop at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and we were there for opening night. Based on the epic novel written by Victor Hugo in 1862, this latest production features new staging and reimagined scenery inspired by Hugo’s paintings. I’m a huge fan of the Academy Award-winning film, but I had never seen Les Misérables on stage before. Seeing first hand this Broadway in Broward stop of Les Miz is a must!
Les Misérables at the Broward Center
The timeless musical about love, courage, and hope! Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit.
“Les Misérables” is set in 19th century France and tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former prisoner who was locked away for 19 years. His crime? Stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s starving child. After breaking parole, an act of kindness from a bishop sets him on a path of redemption, becoming mayor and helping those around him. He adopts Cosette, the daughter of dying factory worker Fantine.
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Jean Valjean and Cosette move to Paris, and 10 years later Cosette becomes smitten with Marius, a lawyer who is a member of the anti-monarchy rebellion. All the while, Jean Valjean runs from his past, both figuratively and literally, as Javert, a merciless former prison official who’s been pursuing Valjean for years to bring him to justice, continues to cross paths with him. All the while, tales of loss, poverty, despair, love and hope, pepper the almost three-hour production.
“A knockout! This new touring production of Les Misérables is magnificent.” – PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, TOBY ZINMAN
The touring company includes Nick Cartell as “Jean Valjean”, Josh Davis as “Javert”, Mary Kate Moore as “Fantine”, Jillian Butler as “Cosette”, Jimmy Smagula as “Thénardier”, Allison Guinn as “Madame Thénardier”, Paige Smallwood as “Eponine”, Joshua Grosso as “Marius”, Matt Shingledecker as “Enjorlas”, and many more outstanding actors in a fantastic ensemble cast.
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