Les Misérables

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  • Les Miserables, On Broadway, In England, and Now A NY Revival

    Jul 17, 2006 by popsrocks is a Lead on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A haunting story with incredible music that is now reopening
    Cons: The show closed in NY a few years back.

    Summary: My wife and I were entertained by the Broadway cast of Les MisÚrables at the Imperial Theatre twice. We were also fortunate to catch it again on a trip to London where it opened in 1985 and continues to open its curtain. The original Les Miserables ... read more

  • BRING HIM HOME

    Feb 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredible scenery, music
    Cons: Tear jerker

    Summary: The story of Les miseable is incredibly moving and captivating. It is based on a young group of revolutionaries, and what they go through to fight for their cause. The characters are all so strong that is hard to figure out who is the most "miseable" ... read more

  • What an amazing experience!

    Jan 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Best musical to see based on one of the best novels of all time.
    Cons: I wouldn't mind having the orchestra being a little louder.

    Summary: I recently saw Les MisÚrables for the first time on Broadway December 22, 2001. I have been a huge fan of the musical for a long time (even though I never saw it), and the book is my favorite of all time. I had waited a year to see this show, and let me ... read more

  • "Master of the House"

    Oct 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It is a wonderful story along with beautiful music and exciting characters
    Cons: none

    Summary: If any broadway musical is "Master of the House", Les Miserables is the one. If you only have one chance to see a broadway play, this would be the one. It is so wonderful, I am not sure where to start. First off, it is a very touching story. ... read more

  • Terrific!

    Jul 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful, wonderful music
    Cons: None that I can see

    Summary: I've been a Les Mis freak for two years now, and I never ever get tired of it. The music is some of the best ever written, the plot, although a bit depressing, is perfect when you need a good cry. Watch the Tenth Anniversary video. It's worth anything ... read more

  • THE BEST SHOW ON BROADWAY WITHOUT A DOUGHT

    Jun 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: GREAT SINGERS,GREAT PLOT GREAT SETS BEATS NO OTHER SHOW ON BROADWAY
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: Les miserables is the best show on Broadway WITHOUT A DOUGHT Les miserables has now been open since 1987 just nearly as long as cats now and its still going strong Cameroen mackintosh has put this show together and what a show it is two ... read more

  • Wow....

    May 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredible acting (especially by the kid actors), great story line, songs
    Cons: You're kidding, right?

    Summary: This past April my high school choir had the pleasure of going to New York City for a school trip. One of the things we were going to do there was see a Broadway show. We could sign up for either "The Music Man" or "Les Miserables". Since I am originally ... read more

  • Early Soap with meaning put to music.

    May 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Spectacular moving music, great characters lots of action
    Cons: Not playing anywhere near me.

    Summary: Les MisÚrables started out as a book by celebrated French author Victor Hugo, but he initially wrote it as a series of stories published periodically. It was the written version of a soap opera placed during the days of ... read more

  • Awesome show!

    Mar 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Awesome MUSIC!
    Cons: It can be boring

    Summary: Les MisÚrables is an awesome broadway show! The music is awesome. Some people find it boring (It does seem to have the ability to put one to sleep so I suggest not going to see it when you are dead tired.), but I found it very interesting. If you like ... read more

  • Can YOU Hear the People Sing?

    Mar 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing music, powerful acting, wonderful set and mood.
    Cons: All music, no dialogue.

    Summary: Les Miserables is a momentous triumph of musical theater. The entire show is simply enthralling, heart-wrenching, and overall well done. Without going into too much detail, I will try to explain the plot. The story takes place over the ... read more

  • London

    Mar 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well assembled cast that are very prepared for their roles.
    Cons: Completely Musical

    Summary: I saw Les MisÚrables in London. It was great I got good seats for relatively cheap, because of student pricing. Les MisÚrables got it's first sucessfull run in London at the Palace Theatre where it still plays today. It is the powerful story of getting ... read more

  • See it or be miserable

    Mar 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Story, Songs, and Performance
    Cons: Since cast differs, optimal performance may not always be performed

    Summary: I saw this play on February 7th, 2001 at the Imperial theatre. This was my first Broadway film, being I really never expected myself to enjoy events such as plays, because of the singing, I had never gone before. However I decided to go to this because I ... read more

  • Don't Miss Les Miz!

    Mar 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: As good as it gets on Broadway
    Cons: None

    Summary: Les Miserables celebrated its fourteenth anniversary on Broadway on March 12, 2001. I saw the show the following night, and I loved it! Now that Cats are finally put to sleep (thank God), Les Miserables has taken the reigns of ... read more

  • Who Am I? The Best Musical!

    Feb 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Moving drama, excellent score and lyrics, powerful.
    Cons: One song contains sexual references and cussing.

    Summary: Les Miserables is an emotional roller-coaster of a ride. There is happiness and humor but it is often overshadowed by sadness and death. The overall theme of this musical is that even in sadness and death, we should all "remember the truth that once ... read more

  • DEFINITELY All It's Cracked Up To Be

    Jan 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great music, lyrics, acting, and directing.
    Cons: -

    Summary: Saw it. Loved it. That's about all there is to it. I'm a big music fan and if something isn't good I'll be the first to say so. I had nothing bad to say about Les Mis. Before I saw it, I bought the CD and learned the music. I ... read more

  • "Can You Hear..." the "Stars" on Broadway?

    Dec 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Veteran actors with emotion, cathartic songs
    Cons: None

    Summary: Early February of 2000 consisted of cold weather and the mourning of my late grandmother. However, one moment of relief from the dark world of depression was the experience of viewing one of the most extraordinarily fabulous plays ever created. Les ... read more

  • Master of the House (The theater of corse!)

    Dec 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything is wonderful
    Cons: None what so ever.

    Summary: Ever since I first saw Les Mis on opening night in New York City, I feel in love. Although this story is a love story in a sencond resort, I still will make you laugh,and cry. The story starts out in In France before the French Revolution when Jean Val ... read more

  • Stunning Epic Masterpiece

    Dec 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful music, great story
    Cons: there are none

    Summary: The first time I heard Les Miserables was when I was only 3 years old, and as giddy and energetic I was at that age, I was so amazed at how beautiful and it was, I stayed perfectly still and listened to the entire thing! Les Miserables and The Phantom ... read more

  • Do You Hear the People Sing??

    Dec 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great performance
    Cons: none really, depends on the performers per show

    Summary: About two years ago, my English class read the abridged version of Les Miserables, listened to the soundtrack, and watched a videotape of the Broadway performance. I have the soundtrack for this show, and I always listen to it! Heck, I was such a ... read more

  • How Can You Not Love It?

    Nov 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: the songs, the story, the power of it
    Cons: the character of Cosette is pretty wishy-washy

    Summary: Les Miz is the best show ever on Broadway. I have a certain attachment to it because it was the first Broadway show I had ever seen. So it's somewhat of a milestone in my life; my introduction into the wonderful world of Broadway musicals. I saw it ... read more

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