Les Misérables on Broadway
Les Misérables the musical on Broadway in New York is a revival of the Tony Award-winning classic musical loved by many. After being turned into a motion picture in 2012 starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe and winning many awards, Les Mis now makes its way back to Broadway. The intimate setting of the Imperial Theater is perfect for telling Victor Hugo’s classic novel. In fact, Les Mis originally ran in the Imperial Theater for 13 years becoming a commercial and critical success. Undoubtedly it shall be the same for the new generation of Broadway audiences!
Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables
Les Misérables tells the story of Jean Valjean who had been imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. Embittered by years of hardship, Valjean must learn the ropes of his new life. This is, of course, easier said than done. Valjean’s story runs parallel to and intertwines with that of the French Revolution where young idealists fight for a better country.
Naturally, Les Mis is also a story about love. Valjean’s adopted daughter Cosette falls in love with one of the revolutionaries and Valjean finds himself caught in the battle of trying to protect her whilst letting her be free. The story is passionate, heartwarming but above all uplifting.
Classic songs: ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, ‘On My Own’ and ‘One Day More’
Since its debut in 1987, one of the most popular songs of the musical has been ‘I Dreamed a Dream’. In the 2014 revival of Les Misérables this song will once again steal the hearts of many. Alongside this popular song, fans will be able to recognize other classics like ‘On My Own,’ ‘Bring Him Home,’ ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?,’ ‘Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,’ ‘Master Of The House’ and many more. And those new to the musical will surely be humming the classic ‘One Day More’ when they leave the theatre. The song, performed by most of the cast, really emphasises the grandness of the story.
How to buy Tickets for Les Misérables?
It is easy to buy tickets for Les Misérables with the link below. I recommend buying tickets online before your trip to New York. Why? The website below guarantees great seating in Orchestra or Front Mezzanine for discounted prices. You will save time and money and most importantly you don’t have to stress about finding tickets when you are in New York. A lot of Broadway musicals are very popular and are often sold out.
Buying a ticket is simple:
- Click on the link and select the date you want to go
- Fill in your information and pay
- Check your email for the confirmation and voucher
- Exchange your voucher at the theatre one hour before the show with photo ID
Seats are assigned by the theatre, which is why you won’t know your exact seating at the time of booking. Seat numbers will be clearly marked on the tickets. For bookings up to 4 people you are guaranteed seating next to one another. With larger groups the theatre will try its best.
Duration: 2 hours 50 minutes
Location: Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street