Legendary “Les Miserables”
Returns To Boston
November 5 - December 7

Last playing Boston in 2001, “Les Miserables” returns to the Colonial Theatre from November 5 - December 7 in a $4.2 million production that replicates the Broadway production in its entirety.

The touring company of “Les Miz” is a carbon copy of the original production still running in London, with the trademark 34-foot turntable, two barricades that weigh over 12,000 pounds, moire than 1000 costume pieces, 5 fog machines, 422 lighting instruments, 18 orchestra members and a cast of 36.

Experienced by more than 50 million people worldwide, “Les Miserables” is one of the most successful musicals in theater history. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, “Les Miserables” is an epic saga that sweeps across three turbulent decades of 19th century France. It is also the story of one man, the fugitive Jean Valjean, who's pitted against the cruel and self-righteous Inspector Javert in a lifelong struggle to evade capture.

Written by Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schoenberg (creators of “Miss Saigon”), the show has received more than 50 major awards internationally including the 1987 Tony Award for Best Musical.

The Broadway production ended its triumphant 16-year run on May 18, 2003, and ranks as the second longest running show in Broadway history. The National Tour coming to Boston is the only production of “Les Miserables” currently in North America.

For tickets, note that the Colonial Theatre is undergoing a brief restoration through October 5. Tickets will be available at the Colonial box office starting on October 6. In the meantime, tickets are available at the box office at The Wilbur Theatre at 246 Tremont Street. Tickets may, of course, be purchased anytime at Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 617-931-2787.

-- OnStage Boston


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