Tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday for the New Orleans engagement of Cameron Mackintosh’s new 25th anniversary production. Ticket prices start at $45 and are available at the Mahalia Jackson Box Office, BroadwayInNewOrleans.com, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 800-982-2787.
Les Misérables features new staging and re-imagined scenery inspired by paintings of Victor Hugo.
Les Misérables is “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish,” said the New York Times.
“I’m delighted that 25 years after Les Miz originally opened in London the audience for this marvelous show is bigger and younger than ever before,” said producer Mackintosh. “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.”
Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The score of Les Misérables includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “Master Of The House” and many more.
Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.
The original Les Misérables orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke and additional orchestrations by Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker.
The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and additional costumes by Christine Rowlands, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions.
Les Misérables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on Oct. 8, 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on Dec. 4, 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on April 3, 2004 where it continues to play to packed houses.
When Les Misérables celebrated its 21st London birthday on Oct. 8, 2006, it became the World’s Longest-Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by Cats in London’s West End.
The Broadway production of Les Misérables originally opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987. To date, it remains the third longest-running Broadway production of all time.
For a video sneak peek of the New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, visit LesMis.com/watch.