Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, will go on sale at ppacri.org on Sunday, June 11 at 10A for its much anticipated National Tour Launch at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement. Phone and window sales begin Monday, June 12 at 10A. To purchase tickets, visit ppacri.org, call (401) 421-ARTS (2787), or visit the PPAC Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence. Summer Box Office Hours are Monday – Thursday, 10A – 3P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days. Ticket prices start at $28; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit ppacri.org/events/detail/les-miserables for current prices.
The National Tour of LES MISÉRABLES launches at PPAC, September 21 – 30, 2017 and is part of the Encore Series. Cox Media is the proud media sponsor of the Encore Series.
With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking production of LES MISÉRABLES, which broke box office records during its pre-Broadway tour, has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1).
Cameron Mackintosh said, “I’m delighted that after a 4 year absence this glorious production is once again going to be touring the major cities across North America and promises to be more spectacular than ever.”
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen by more than 130 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. LES MISÉRABLES is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year.
Cameron Mackintosh’s 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, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. The original LES MISÉRABLES orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke and additional orchestrations by Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker. 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 Rowlands, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft, and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions.
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 and is the only version of the original production left in the world. The original Broadway production of LES MISÉRABLES opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987 and transferred to the Imperial Theatre on October 17, 1990, running for 6,680 performances. The original US National Tour began in November 1987 and visited over 150 cities before closing in St. Louis, MO in 2006. Broadway audiences welcomed LES MIZ back to New York on November 9, 2006 where the show played the Broadhurst Theatre until its final performance on January 6, 2008.
The new production was conceived to celebrate the 25th Anniversary in 2009, with record-breaking productions in the U.K., Australia, Korea, Japan, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore, and Dubai with upcoming productions in Spain and South America. The North American Tour traveled across the U.S. for 2 years and then played a 5 month engagement in Toronto before returning to Broadway in March 2014 for over 1,000 performances.
To date, LES MISÉRABLES remains the 5th longest-running Broadway production of all time.