Back
Atlanta, GA
'Les Miserables' coming to Atlanta this month
Second-longest running Broadway play starts two-week run at Fox Theatre.
LEE ANN LIVESAY
Staff Writer  
9/8/03
 
ATLANTA "Les Miserables," billed as the world's most popular musical, is coming to Atlanta's Fox Theatre.
 
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.
 
To purchase tickets, go to www.ticketmaster.com or call (404) 817-8700.
 
For more information about the musical, visit the "Les Miserables" Web site at www.lesmis.com.
 
Lee Ann Livesay can be reached at (229) 434-8748.

Back to Reviews