Les Miserables (Broadway)
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Les Miserables (Broadway)

Les Miserables (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(6945 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Must see

About the Show

An all new version of the classic musical based on Victor Hugo's epic novel, 'Les Mis' tells the story of an ill-fated revolution in the streets of 19th century Paris.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (6,945)

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70 Reviews | 1 Follower
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Bestever

See it if the greatest musical of all time

Don't see it if must see theater

50 Reviews | 5 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if It’s being performed. This is one of those shows I think everyone should see at least once.

Don't see it if You want a more modern storyline.

105 Reviews | 8 Followers
Must see, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if The score makes the show. I saw Les Misérables ten times including the final performance on Broadway.

Don't see it if It's a long show with a difficult storyline to understand the first time. Review the characters & plot before attending will make it easier.

135 Reviews | 26 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Best show ever! Great book, scores, staging, and costumes!

Don't see it if see!

88 Reviews | 12 Followers
Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if Gotta be honest, I was a kid when I saw this show, but it was the show that made me fall in love with theatre.

Don't see it if I'm only reviewing this now because I use this site to keep track of the shows I've seen before, and I didn't have an account when I saw it. Read more

133 Reviews | 9 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if See it. Whenever. Wherever. Just see it.

Don't see it if You are opposed to sung dialogue.

66 Reviews | 2 Followers
Profound, Masterful, Must see

See it if I am speechless

Don't see it if there's no reason that you don't wanna see it

187 Reviews | 21 Followers
Absorbing, Romantic, Must see, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You love musicals. This show is one of the best. Don't worry about the hype--it's all worth it. Saw it three times, would see it again.

Don't see it if You don't like strong emotions and tearing up. The movie was nowhere near as good as the show., This one is the best.

Critic Reviews (27)

The New York Times
March 23rd, 2014

"Scenic tweaking aside, and an orchestra shrunk to 20 from 27, this “Les Miz” will offend none of the musical’s fans with any directorial innovations, and will give them a chance to assess how a new generation of performers meets the challenges of the score."
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Time Out New York
March 24th, 2014

"It may be unfair to compare a stage show to a movie, but after you’ve seen Paris, it’s hard to go back. As someone who didn’t dig Les Miz in its original theatrical form, I cop to shedding plenty of salty drops at the cineplex.This redesigned and youthfully cast reboot, though, left me dry: It’s strictly for existing fans."
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New York Theatre Guide
March 24th, 2014

"Each of the featured characters In Les Miserables has their moment center stage. The voices are so grand that at times it seemed like a contest with the audience applause meter ready to rock after each number. But the showstopper was a ballad, Bring Him Home, sung with such tenderness that it broke our collective hearts. You could almost hear them shatter."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 23rd, 2014

"I’m no fan of the show; Les Miz helped normalize the massive doomy stagings, the errant chandeliers and helicopters, the sadistic vocal writing in nearly sung-through scores that have continued to weigh down the form ever since. The new Broadway mounting atones for some of that. The directors do not exactly repudiate the original vision but they do simplify it enormously. Less Les is more."
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New York Daily News
March 23rd, 2014

"What’s really outstanding about Broadway’s mixed-bag reboot of Les Miserables comes when the show is at its leanest and most minimal: one man, one voice, one prayer."
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March 23rd, 2014

"Audiences go to musical comedies to laugh themselves silly. But when they go to musical plays, they want to be stirred by melody and shaken with emotion. Like it or not (and it’s always been more of an audience show than one for the critics), that’s what “Les Miz” delivers — beautiful melodies and unbridled emotions."
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The Hollywood Reporter
March 23rd, 2014

"This reboot of Les Miserables feels faster, grittier, gloomier and, above all, more emphatic than ever. The large number of young faces in the audience and their roaring approval throughout the performance suggests this is Les Miz for excitable teens and twentysomethings. Nothing sets youthful hearts racing, it seems, like a vigorous jolt of love, death and revolutionary spirit."
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New York Post
March 24th, 2014

"Critics of 'Les Misérables' call it bombastic. So what? It’s the nature of the beast. You have to embrace the grandeur, the melodrama, the insane plot twists, the doomed romances and the “I’ll hunt you down till the end of time” mania. All the emotions are THIS BIG—people don’t just sing, they belt to the heavens. And in this new revival, you mostly soar with them."
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