As a preview of the full series reveal yet to come in April, Playhouse Square announced today that Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, will relaunch its record-breaking tour of North America this October as part of the 2022-2023 KeyBank Broadway Series in Cleveland.
This tour of LES MISÉRABLES will play more than 60 week-long and multi-week engagements through the next two years and beyond. A complete tour schedule and casting will be announced at a later date. Lesmiz.com is the official global website for LES MISÉRABLES and will be updated soon with additional details and cities as they are announced.
Cameron Mackintosh said, "The phenomenon of LES MISÉRABLES never fails to astound me. No show in history has been able to continually reinvent itself and remain a contemporary musical attracting new generations of brilliant new talent, many of whom go on to international stardom.
"Thanks to the brilliance of Victor Hugo's timeless story, Herbert Kretzmer's incomparable lyrics, and Boublil & Schönberg's iconic score which regularly tops worldwide polls as one of the greatest of all time, Les Miz continuously brings new audiences to their feet as the story wraps around their hearts and the music thrills beyond compare.
"The last two years have been incredibly difficult for everyone, but especially for those of us who work in theatre. We have been forced to stop everywhere – our art has been locked up. At last, the world is coming to grips with how to live safely with the pandemic. It's time to let the people sing again and no show in the world has ever demonstrated the survival of the human spirit better than Les Miz. We are all thrilled to be Bringing Her Home again to you."
"Being the first city to put this blockbuster musical back on the road is a testament to the passion, dedication and size of our Broadway audiences in Cleveland," said Playhouse Square President and CEO Gina Vernaci. "We are thrilled to be working once again with Cameron Mackintosh and his brilliant team."
Since Cameron Mackintosh first conceived this acclaimed new production of LES MISÉRABLES in 2009 to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary it has taken the world by storm continuing to enjoy record-breaking runs in countries including North America, Australia, Japan, Korea, France and Spain. The North American production relaunched its national tour in 2017 and played 94 engagements until the tour was halted in March 2020 due to the global pandemic.
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. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
Boublil & Schönberg's magnificent score of LES MISÉRABLES includes the classic songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear The People Sing?," "One Day More," "Master of the House" and many more. Seen by over 130 million people worldwide in 53 countries and 22 languages, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly still one of the world's most popular musicals.
To date, LES MISÉRABLES remains the 6th longest-running Broadway production of all time.
Dates and ticket information for LES MISÉRABLES in Cleveland will be announced in April.
Cameron Mackintosh's production of LES MISÉRABLES is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. Orchestrations are by Stephen Metcalfe, Christopher Jahnke and Stephen Brooker with original orchestrations by John Cameron. The production is directed by James Powell and Laurence Connor, 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 music supervision by Stephen Brooker and James Moore.