Les Miserables Pittsburgh– 2014 Concert Schedule
One of the most famous musicals of all time will be gracing
the stages of Pittsburgh's Byham Theater. With treasured songs like "I Dreamed A Dream,""One Day More," "Master of the House,"
and "Bring Him Home," Les Miserables will stun you with its moving story about JeanValJean's struggles in 19th century France.
If you've never had the chance to see this incredible production in person, this is your chance to catch the amazing performance
of one of the most moving musicals of our time. Visit StubHub today to get your Les Miserables tickets before they all sell
About Les Miserables Pittsburgh
Les Miserables is one of the most beloved musicals of our time, and
follows the powerful story of Jean ValJean and his quest for redemption during the French Revolution. Based on Victor Hugo's
moving novel, this musical will captivate you with its raw emotion and touching music. The Tony-award winning musical features
classic songs like "One Day More," "Master of the House," and "Bring Him Home."
The first stage production of Les Miserables
originally premiered at a sports arena in Paris called Palais des Sports in 1980. Unfortunately, this first production was
closed after just three months. Les Miserables got a second chance when Cats producer Cameron Mackintosh had received a copy
of the previously released Les Miserables French concept album. Introduced to the album by director Peter Farago, Mackintosh
was recruited to produce an English language version of the show. The English version of Les Miserables was subsequently opened
in London on October 8, 1985 by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Centre. After a successful run in the West End,
Les Miserables finally got its Broadway production.
The Broadway production opened on March 12, 1987 and ran until May
2003, making it the fifth longest-running show in Broadway history. The production was performed after well over 6,000 performances,
and was nominated for an astonishing 12 Tony Awards. Les Miserables ended up winning eight Tony Awards, for Best Musical,
Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured
Actress in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Scenic Design, and Best Lighting Design. Since its inception, there
have been numerous tours and productions of Les Miserables, including a recent film adaptation starring Anne Hathaway, Russell
Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne and Aaron Tveit. The film was
massively successful and won a number of awards, including a Golden Globe for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and four
After the original Broadway run had ended, Les Miserables began a revival in November 2006 at the Broadhurst
Theatre in New York. The cast included Alexander Gemignani, Norm Lewis,Daphne Rubin-Vega,Celia Keenan-Bolger,Aaron Lazar,
Adam Jacobs,Ali Ewoldt,Gary Beach,Jenny Galloway, Brian D'Addario, and more. Closing in January 2008, the revival's performances
along with those of the original production totaled 7,176.
Les Miserables Pittsburgh Breakthrough
Miserables was not an instant hit when it first debuted. In fact, reviews were negative after the opening of the London production.
Literary critics were harsh on the musical, chastising the creators for converting a classic piece of literature into a musical.
However, public opinion seemed to differ as the production quickly sold out. Once the production made its Broadway debut,
it was an instant classic. Les Miserables also got another resurgence of popularity after the feature film was released. The
film garnered a great deal of hype, and ended up sweeping various awards ceremonies.
Les Miserables Pittsburgh
Did you know that the character Fantine's assault by a customer was based on a real incident in author Victor
When he was on his way to his editor's office, he encountered a man harassing a prostitute. After she rejected
him, the young man pushed her to the ground and shoved a handful of snow in her dress. She fought back to protect herself,
which led the man to call the police. When the police arrived, he claimed that she was the assailant, and Hugo gained recognition
at the time for standing up and speaking on the woman's behalf. Deeply upset by the experience, Hugo turned this trauma into
art, and thus the character of Fantine was born.
With true-to-period costumes and elaborate
set designs, Les Miserables will transport you to 19th century France, where JeanValJean struggles for redemption after serving
a 19-year prison sentence. Set in revolutionary France, this haunting musical will leave you speechless with its amazing songs
that all convey powerful messages and themes. To see one of the greatest musicals of our time, visit StubHub today to catch
the Les Miserables performance at Pittsburgh's Byham Theater.