Les Miserables, one of the world’s longest running musicals, is celebrating their 25th anniversary production with an appearance in Houston during their multi-year tour.
The production will be held at the Hobby Center’s Sarofim Hall from November 6-11. There will be no performances on November 9. Performances running time is two hours, 50 minutes with one intermission. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. for the November 6, 7, 8 and 11 shows and 8 p.m. on November 10.
Cameron Mackintosh, producer of this newly revitalized and re-imagined production of Les Miserables, has designed a show with a more gripping story that celebrates strength, tenacity and kindness of the human spirit and includes more visually stimulating and compelling set designs
Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One DayMore,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “Master Of The House” and many more.
Mackintosh is thrilled to present the Les Miz classic that is “bigger and younger than ever before.” “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,” Mackintosh said.
The New York Times calls this show Les Misérables “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful and as good as the original.” The Star‐Ledger says “a dynamically re‐imagined hit. This Les Misérables has improved with age” and NY1‐TV proclaims “this new production actually exceeds the original. The storytelling is clearer, the perspective grittier and the motivations more honest. Musical theatre fans can rejoice: Les Miz is born again.”
The Broadway production of Les Misérables originally 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 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. To date, Les Misérables remains the 3rd longest‐running Broadway production of all time.
Seen by nearly 60 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals ever written, with new productions continually opening around the globe, with seven more currently scheduled
For more information on the production, engagement dates, locations and for a video preview, please visit www.LesMis.com.