Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. On October 8, 1985, Les Miserables opened in London at the Barbican Theatre. Three short months later it moved to Palace Theatre, and since April 3, 2004, the show has been selling out at the Queen’s Theatre. On October 8, 2006, Les Miserables celebrated its 21st birthday in London, becoming the worlds longest running musical!
The Broadway musical of Les Miserables opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987. The US tour began in the same year, visiting over 150 cities. It returned to Broadway in November 2006, and remains the 3rd longest-running Broadway production of all time.
The show has been seen by nearly 60 million people across the world in 42 countries and in 21 languages. It’s one of the world’s most popular musicals ever written.
Cameron Mackintosh’s 25th anniversary production of the world’s longest running musical will be coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre June 12 – 23, 2013. Tickets for the show will go on sale on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:00am.
“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.
The all-new production will feature new staging and scenery inspired by the paintings in Victor Hugo’s classic novel.
“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.”
Songs will include “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Bring Him Home”, and “Do You Hear the People Sing?”, and many more. The music is by Claude-Michel Schoenberg, and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer.
In Vancouver, Les Misérables, week runs Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00pm; Thursday and Saturday matinee at 2:00pm, Sunday matinee at 1:00pm. and Sunday evening at 6:30pm. Second week runs Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00pm, Saturday matinee at 2:00pm, Sunday matinee at 1:00pm and Sunday evening at 6:30pm.
Tickets for the Vancouver performances start at $35 plus applicable service charges. To order call 1-855-985-5000, or order from Ticketmaster.
Les Misérables, in Vancouver, presented by Broadway Across Canada, is part of a five city tour in Western Canada including Calgary (June 25 – July 7), Edmonton (July 9 – 14, 2013), Regina (July 16 – 21, 2013), and Winnipeg (July 23 – 28, 2013).