Les Misérables has a long history of 6,680 performances on Broadway behind it. Its revival – with previews that started on October 21, 2006, and opened on November 9, 2006 – is for a special limited six-month engagement up to April 22, 2007. After running for more than 16 years on Broadway, this Boublil and Schonberg’s legendary musical has made a comeback that has been warmly accepted.
Okay, so now is the time to get tickets. We have several of the future shows listed below. These will be for the shows with dates that may or may not work for you. They will also show seats for a touring group outside of Broadway. If tickets aren’t showing up for the dates you want to attend, go ahead and select the load more button. Tickets will then populate with all of the dates. There are numerous events to choose from so keep that in mind when trying to save some money.
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Les Misérables – which has been seen by more than 53 million people worldwide, in 38 countries and in 21 different languages, since its opening in London in October 1985 – made its debut on a Broadway stage on March 12, 1987, at the Broadway Theater. This well-acclaimed musical was nominated for twelve Tony Awards in 1987 and won eight of them for Best Musical, Best Featured Actor, Best Featured Actress, Director of a Musical, Book of a Musical, Score, Scenic Design, and Lighting Design.
From the 1,752-seat Broadway Theater, where it debuted on Broadway, Les Misérables was moved to the smaller 1,412-seat Imperial Theater on October 17, 1990. With its 6,138th performance on January 25, 2002, Les Misérables became the 2nd longest-running show in the history of Broadway. On May 18, 2003, the curtain finally came down with its 6,680th performance on Broadway.
This is the pedigree of the musical that has made its reappearance on Broadway, albeit for a short duration. Les Misérables, based on Victor Hugo’s epic novel, has been adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, with music by Claude-Michel Schonberg. It is a story based on the turbulent days of the revolution in France.
It is a story, spanning decades, about a policeman – Javert, who relentlessly pursues an escaped convict – Jean Valjean. Valjean, under an assumed name – Monsieur Madeleine, becomes the mayor and promises to bring up the daughter – Cosette – of a dying prostitute – Fantine. Javert suspects that the mayor is actually Valjean, and the Mayor confesses but makes his escape. During the chaos of the revolution, Javert is exposed as a police spy, and on being given a chance to kill him, Valjean lets him go. This changes Javert’s mind toward Valjean.
This is a heart-rending story and a must-see for all. Now that a second chance has come your way, do not let it go by.
Broadway Les Misérables Tickets
Although the ticket for this excellent musical is available through the box office, you will be wasting your time in lines. New York Les Misérables tickets are hard to get unless you know how.
By using the listings above you will find all the available tickets. Each show will have a different supply and demand scenario based on the time of year and which day. Look through each one and find the show that works for you.
Best Seats for Les Misérables
We know getting the best seats is everyone’s dream when it comes to live events. Certain things need to align for those top rows to be available. If you missed an on-sale date you will most likely be looking at the secondary markets. The best seats for Les Misérables will be in the center of course. If you can find those available rows jump on those seats. Try to get close to the center. If you can find the inner seats of the outside sections, keep those in the forefront. If you make your way up to the balcony seats look for those rows in the front. Markdown certain areas and watch how the prices change. If something looks really good go ahead and jump on those seats.