- 'Les Miserables'
coming to Atlanta this month
- Second-longest running Broadway play starts
two-week run at Fox Theatre.
- ATLANTA — "Les Miserables,"
billed as the world's most popular musical, is coming to Atlanta's Fox
- This two-week engagement is being brought to
Atlanta by Theater of the Stars and Broadway in Atlanta.
- "Les Miserables" was written in
musical form by Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the
novel by Victor Hugo.
- The musical, directed by Cameron Mackintosh,
tells the story of Jean Valjean, a fugitive, who is pursued by a self
righteous police inspector, Javert, for jumping parole.
- Its story spans three decades in 19th century
France. It follows Valjean through attempts to escape Javert and make a
new life for himself.
- "Les Miserables" is the second
longest running running play on Broadway, having ended its 16-year-run
in May. This national tour is the only production of "Les
Miserables" currently in the United States.
- "Les Miserables" has won 50 major
awards internationally, including the 1987 Tony Award for Best Musical.
- This $4.2 million production in Atlanta is a
replica of the Broadway production. It features a 34-foot turntable, two
barricades weighing 12,000 pounds, over 1,000 costumes, 16 orchestra
members and 36 cast members.
- Randal Keith has been cast as Valjean and James
Clow as Javert. Keith has acted in the role of Valjean on other national
tours, but this is a first for Clow in that role.
- "Les Miserables" opens at The Fox Theatre Sept. 9,
running through Sept. 21, except for Sept. 15. Shows on Tuesday
through Saturday begin at 8 p.m. Shows on Sundays begin at 7:30
p.m. with matinees beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Ticket
prices range between $20 and $57.
- For more information about the musical, visit the "Les
Miserables" Web site at www.lesmis.com.