Alain Boublil (Book & Original French text) and Claude-Michel Schönberg (Book & Music) share their insights on Les Misérables. A few years after the huge success of the original Les Misérables in Paris, we met Cameron Mackintosh to discuss an English version. He told us excitedly, “You do not realise what you have written.” Neither […]
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Thanks to Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel Les Misérables and the May 10-21 production of the musical at the Buell Theatre, we have classic French food on the brain. Think coq au vin, escargot, steak frites, beef Bourguignon, onion soup, delicate pastries and more. Bread too proves important to many French meals as it was to […]
If I was to say what had happened to Les Misérables is the dream I dreamed, it would not be true – Les Mis has been a success beyond my wildest dreams. The show in 1985 that few people had booked in advance to see was coolly, if not hostilely, reviewed by the early critics. […]
For those who have not seen Les Misérables yet, we don’t want to spoil anything, but let’s just say that a loaf of bread is crucial to the entire story. Is there bread in Denver worth risking it all for? Maybe just bread getting up early for or waiting in line for or trying again […]
CATEGORY 1: SHOW TRIVIA The title of this musical is correctly pronounced: Lay Miz-Ah-Rob Less Miserabels Lace Miserah-blays Jean Valjean attempts to elude Inspector Javert by disappearing: Across the lake below the Paris Opera Into the sewers of Paris Into the tavern run by the Thénardiers What is the significance of the number 24601? It […]
This article is reprinted with permission from Les Misérables. Written by Set & Image Designer Matt Kinley. I had already worked on several original productions of Les Misérables for John Napier when I was asked by producer Cameron Mackintosh to start looking at other ideas for a tour of Les Misérables. Having been involved in […]
Richard Barth returns to Colorado in ‘Les Misérables,’ hoping his success serves as an inspiration for other aspiring artists.
An urchin-like, thirtysomething Denver actress makes her pitch to play the boy who gets shot at the barricade in the touring production of ‘Les Misérables.’
Hugo’s epic masterpiece returns to Denver bringing larger-than-life characters that are becoming more and more uncommon in our modern world
National Read a Book Day is September 6 and we’re celebrating by looking back at our storied history (pun intended) of producing and presenting books that have been adapted for the stage. How many of these productions from the past ten years have you seen? Do you have any favorites we didn’t include? Let us know on social media!