On Sunday December 2nd for one night, a staged concert of Les Misérables will be broadcast live in cinemas across North America from the Gielgud Theatre in London. Many of you will be aware that Boublil & Schönberg’s musical has been staged as a concert before, but this is another chance to see it live and, according to the promoters UPHE and Trafalgar Releasing, there will be encore screenings taking place on Sunday, December 8. Tickets for what is titled Les Misérables – The Staged Concert will become available on November 8th from this website (www.LesMisConcert.com).
The show has already been seen by 120 million people worldwide, and represents one of the most popular musicals of all time. It still plays in many live theatres globally, has seen a slew of licensed revivals since 1985 and resulted in a filmed version in 2012. A 65-strong orchestra is augmented by cast members Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thénardier), who will perform, among others, crowd-pleasing songs “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More”, and “On My Own.”
Producer and theatrical impresario Cameron Mackintosh said, “The extraordinary sell-out success and response to our spectacular new theatrical concert staging of Les Misérables has been phenomenal so we are thrilled to add one final extra performance on December 2 which will be streamed LIVE to cinema audiences around North America. Starring our entirely brilliant London cast headed by Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas, our 16 week limited season at the Gielgud sold out in a few days but now you can storm the barricades to ensure you catch this thrilling live performance direct from the West End in a cinema near you. For the masses of disappointed fans who couldn’t get to see this amazing concert in London this live event will be a unique shared experience of thrilling drama, glorious music and sensational singing performed by an amazing all-star cast and orchestra of over 65 – the like of which you will have never seen before. If you have ever Dreamed a Dream – this is it!”
Cameron Mackintosh is responsible for presenting the concert of the show based on Victor Hugo’s novel with music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, plus original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel.