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Les Miz Is Back!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

 

 

No one could have guessed on October 8, 1985, when Les Misérables opened in London at the Barbican Theatre, that it would become a worldwide phenomenon. But audiences embraced it from the start, and it has gone on to play in 42 countries and has been seen by nearly 60 million people. In 2010, the legendary musical celebrated its 25th birthday, and to mark the occasion, producer Cameron Mackintosh staged an extraordinary concert spectacular. PBS now offers American audiences a front row seat as Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 premieres Sunday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m on 47.1, with an encore Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. on 47.1

With more than 500 actors and musicians — including Lea Salonga as Fantine, Nick Jonas as Marius, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, and Matt Lucas and Jenny Galloway as Monsieur and Madame Thenardier, and special guest Colm Wilkinson — this four-hour concert extravaganza includes the October 2010 cast of the long-running Original Production at London’s Queen’s Theatre and members of the original 1985 London cast.

Based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same name and set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables’ magnificent score includes the songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Master of the House” and many more.

 

 

 

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For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org

 


 

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