Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 14, 2012
Life is good for Les Misérables. The Broadway musical continues to play to packed houses across America and around the globe. Based on the dark 1862 historical novel by French author Victor Hugo, the award-winning musical is now in its 27th year. Plus, it has been produced in 42 countries and translated into 21 languages.
The production is running concurrently in London and across the U.S.. The national tour is presently in St. Louis until the end of October, and then headed for New Orleans, Houston and Chicago. The current national tour is scheduled through 2012, though it is expected to run until 2013 as more cities are added. And how are things at the box office? According to Wikipedia, the show is currently one of six U.S. national Broadway tours that are grossing over $1,000,000 per week.
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The triple Tony Award-winning musical (Best Musical, Book and Score) originally opened at the Barbican Centre in London in October of 1985. Currently, it is the second longest-running musical in the world after The Fantasticks, the third longest-running show in Broadway history, and the longest-running musical on the West End, followed by The Phantom of the Opera. In January 2010, the musical played its ten-thousandth performance at Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End and celebrated its 25th anniversary.
The production is based on the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo, which is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. The music was composed by Schönberg, and the lyrics were written by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer. Set in early 19th century France, the plot follows the stories of many characters – including prostitutes, student revolutionaries, and factory workers – as they struggle for redemption and revolution.
Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in France, the story examines the nature of law and grace and elaborates on the political, social and moral history of France. It is considered historical fiction as it contains factual and historic events, as well as fictional characters who explore the different forms and inherent nature of both romantic and familial love.
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