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Tour Resumes at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA on September 9, 2003.

LES MISÉRABLES, the award-winning musical, returns to the road from its summer hiatus as the fabulous Fox Theatre beginning Tuesday, September 9 through Sunday, September 32, 2003.  Presented by Cameron Mackintosh, LES MISÉRABLES is a musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg.  Tickets for the two-week engaement are currently on sale.  Click on for information on this and future tour engagements.

The Broadway production ended it's 16-year run on May 18, and is the second longest running show in Broadway history.  This National Tour is the only production LES MISÉRABLES currently in the United States.

Broadway's final "Jean Valjean," RANDAL KEITH makes a triumphant return to the company with JAMES CLOW as "Inspector Javert," and TONYA DIXON as "Fantine."  Also featured will be MA-ANNE DIONISIO as "Eponine," JOSH YOUNG and AMANDA HUDDLESTON as the lovers "Marius" and "Cosette," JOHN-ANDREW CLARK as the student revolutionary, "Enjolras," and MICHAEL KOSTROFF and original Broadway Company member, CINDY BENSON as the “Thénardiers.”  NADINE JACOBSON and ERIKA KIYOMI JOHNSON alternate in the roles of "Young Cosette" and "Young Eponine," and BRANDEN STEINAGLE and DANIEL WRIGHT alternate in the role of "Gavroche."

The $4.2 million production coming to Atlanta replicates the Broadway production in its entirety and has set numerous attendance records across the country. This touring company of LES MISÉRABLES  is a carbon copy of the original production still running in London and is the same production that has been seen in Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston. It comes to town with the trademark 34-foot turntable, two barricades that weigh over 12,000 pounds, over 1,000 costumes, 5 fog machines, 422 lighting instruments, 18 orchestra members, and 36 cast members.
Seen by over 50 million people worldwide, LES MISÉRABLES is one of the most successful musicals in theatre history. The show's global box office receipts now exceed $1.8 billion.
Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, LES MISÉRABLES is an epic saga that sweeps through three turbulent decades of 19th century French history.  The show is also the sotry of one man, the fugitive Jean Valjean, who is pitted agains the self-righteous Inspector Javert, in a lifelong struggle to evade capture.
Written by Boublil and Schönberg, LES MISÉRABLES was adapted from the French by Herbert Kretzmer, and has additional material by James Fenton. It was first brought to life at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Barbican Theatre in London by co-directors Trevor Nunn and John Caird. The designers are John Napier (sets), Andreane Neofitou(costumes) and David Hersey (lighting).
For complete LES MISÉRABLES information on the U.S. Tour and around the world, 
visit the official website at

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