Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s ‘Les Misérables’ comes to Nashville for one-week engagement Nov. 14-19
Tickets on sale Friday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway, comes to Nashville for a much-anticipated special engagement at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall Nov. 14 – 19.
Single tickets for Les Misérables go on sale Friday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060.
With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking production of Les Misérables, which broke box office records during its pre-Broadway tour, has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1).
Cameron Mackintosh said, “I’m delighted that after a four-year absence this glorious production is once again going to be touring the major cities across North America and promises to be more spectacular than ever.”
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen by more than 130 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. Les Misérables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year.
“A timely and visually powerful piece of art that has touched generations, Les Misérables is one of Broadway’s enduring masterpieces,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC president, and chief executive officer. “It’s a dramatic and unforgettable audience favorite, and we’re thrilled to share this new production, fresh from Broadway, with our audiences so they can revisit this spectacular story or experience it for the first time.”
Cameron Mackintosh’s 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, Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker. The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and Geoffrey Garratt and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions. Music Supervision is by James Dodgson, with casting by Kaitlin Shaw for Tara Rubin Casting.
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 and is the only version of the original production left in the world. The original Broadway production of Les Misérables opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987, and transferred to the Imperial Theatre on Oct. 17, 1990, running for 6,680 performances. The original US National Tour began in November 1987 and visited over 150 cities before closing in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2006. Broadway audiences welcomed the show back to New York on Nov. 9, 2006, where the show played the Broadhurst Theatre until its final performance on Jan. 6, 2008.
The new production was conceived to celebrate the 25th Anniversary in 2009, with record-breaking productions in the U.K., Australia, Korea, Japan, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore, and Dubai. The new production is currently playing to sold-out houses around Japan and in São Paulo with upcoming productions in Mexico and around the U.K. The North American Tour traveled across the U.S. for two years, then played a five-month engagement in Toronto before returning to the Imperial Theatre on Broadway in March 2014 for over 1,000 performances. To date, Les Misérables remains the fifth longest-running Broadway production of all-time.
If You Go:
Nov. 14-19, 2017
TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall
505 Deaderick St.
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. The Broadway season is supported by the HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals, and media sponsor NewsChannel 5. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.
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