Cameron Mackintosh presents a new 25th anniversary production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical, Les Misérables, featuring glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo.
- Sep. 28 - Oct. 30, 2011
- Opera House
- 2 hrs. 50 min.
- $39.00 - $155.00
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Les Misérables is an epic saga that sweeps through three turbulent decades of 19th-century French history. The show is also the story of one man, the fugitive Jean Valjean, who is pitted against the self-righteous Inspector Javert in a lifelong struggle to evade capture.
After a quarter century of breaking box office records and wowing audiences and critics alike, Les Mis returns to the same Kennedy Center stage that launched its North American success 25 years ago. Featuring such memorable songs as "On My Own," "I Dreamed a Dream," "One Day More," "Bring Him Home," and "Do You Hear the People Sing?", Les Miz is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.
Performance Timing: Act I - 90 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Act II - 65 min.
J. Mark McVey (Jean Valjean)
Andrew Varela (Javert)
Richard Vida (Thénardier)
Shawna M. Hamic (Madame Thénardier)
Betsy Morgan (Fantine)
Jeremy Hays (Enjolras)
Chasten Harmon (Eponine)
Justin Scott Brown (Marius)
Jenny Latimer (Cosette)
Watch and Listen
J. Mark McVey discusses the meaning of having his daughter in the cast and a whole family involved in theater.
Betsy Morgan discusses her unique interpretation of Fantine, and what it means to be on tour.
Jean Valjean is a very physical role. In this production J. Mark McVay plays the role without the help of a turntable.
Andrew Varela talks about auditioning for the production and Javert’s weakness: his desperate devotion to the law.
All three cast members discuss how they became actors and share their own advice for the next generation.
The cast explains each of their individual interpretations of the story, focusing on faith and dignity.
Musical Theater at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Adrienne Arsht Musical Theater Fund.