Les Miserables (Broadway)
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Les Miserables (Broadway)
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Les Miserables (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

92%
(6884 Reviews)
Positive
97%
Mixed
2%
Negative
1%
Members say
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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865 Reviews | 898 Followers
75
Raunchy, Indulgent, Entertaining, Intense

See it if you like the music of the original production. Sets are nice.

Don't see it if you have kids. New production took a turn for the darker/grimier. Beloved characters became bad people. Poor singers. Others over the top

963 Reviews | 338 Followers
50
Great staging, Overrated, Fast-paced, Long, Uneven

See it if you like big blockbusters. The staging is impressive, the pacing is fast (altho run time is long). Strong Owen-Jones. This is modern opera.

Don't see it if you want sensible plot, good acting/singing (it's spotty). Over-amplified and unmoving.More spectacle than substance. Not a fan of the score

840 Reviews | 1006 Followers
70
Mediocre, Great music, Good talent, Great story, Disappointing

See it if You've never seen it before, however the original staging is superior.

Don't see it if You love the original, as this version does not live up to it's predecessor.

927 Reviews | 379 Followers
90
Exquisite, Entertaining, Great staging, Epic, Great singing

See it if You love great theatre. This is a classic. Staging is not as good as the original in my opinion but you can't go wrong with GLORIOUS music!

Don't see it if There's no reason not to see this. It's a classic piece of theatre. A piece of history. You'd have to have a heart of stone to not be moved.

939 Reviews | 224 Followers
97
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if I have seen a lot of shows, all shapes and sizes, I tell everyone that Le Miz is the benchmark of what a musical should be, the best musical

Don't see it if ever. It had great acting, singing, direction, songs and set. It is a period piece about the French revolution so it may not be for youseeit

507 Reviews | 1867 Followers
100
Delightful, Great staging, Must see, Masterful

See it if Before you see Hamilton, see this. You'll understand why it was the inspiration.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see it.

MJK
677 Reviews | 186 Followers
85
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Epic

See it if you've never seen it before. Or see it if you've only seen it 10 times before. This is an excellent revival.

Don't see it if It's Les Miz! Just see it already! (Or see it again... You know you want to!)

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506 Reviews | 1001 Followers
96
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if One of the all time wonders. I have not seen in several years but enjoyed it the 3 times in the past. Also for history buffs.

Don't see it if Continuing the positive.. It opened at the same time as Phantom & Saigon and was my #1 at the time

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 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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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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Entertainment Weekly
March 28th, 2014

" It’s been just six years since the last (and limp) revival of Les Misérables left Broadway. Now uber-producer Cameron Macintosh is remounting the blockbuster musical about income inequality in 19th-century France with a first-rate cast and a new production that nods to its recent cinematic incarnation."
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Variety
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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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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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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