Already closed | 2h 55m | Midtown W

Les Miserables (Broadway)

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Members say: Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining

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. More…

'Les Misérables' is now the longest running musical in the world and this production celebrates the musical's 25th anniversary. Set in early 19th-century France, it is based on Victor Hugo's epic novel of the same name, and tells the story of a peasant and a slew of other characters who get swept up into an ill-fated revolution in the streets of Paris.

2h 55m | Already closed | Imperial Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (6801)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining
92
Avg Score

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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!)

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

100
Epic, Ambitious, Great acting, Must see, Masterful

See it if you love epic, historic dramas with fantastic music; you're a Francophile; or you're in the mood for a good cry.

Don't see it if you don't like opera. The entire show is sung, so if you're not into that, don't bother with it.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Epic, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You've never seen Les Mis and want to see one of the finest musicals ever written.

Don't see it if You don't feel the need to see Les Mis yet again. It's not vastly different than the previous stagings.

82
Great staging, Must see, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You like A big Broadway musical, great singing. Great sets

Don't see it if You don't like big musicals. Worth seeing once though.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you want a well rounded musical. I have seen the show three times since its original inception and love it. Music and story are beautiful.

Don't see it if you want a comedic or light show, don't like melodrama or the writings of Victor Hugo.

83
Great acting, Romantic, Absorbing, Must see, Great singing

See it if You never saw any Broadway production of the show. Scaled down, the music and story stays with you forever, no matter whom is in the cast!

Don't see it if Do not like totally sung musicals. Operatic music. Dislike French Revolution. Are not romantic. Hated former productions.

2
Confusing, Dated, Excruciating

See it if You like musicals that don’t make sense but you like to tell people you saw it to feel smart

Don't see it if You want to understand anything that is going on

Also This is the example of what I gripe about a lot. I remember when I saw... Read more Read less

65
Dated, Sad, Great singing

See it if you like somber musicals and themes of sacrifice and unrequited love

Don't see it if you don't like dated productions, you don't want to see at least thirty middle-aged women crying throughout the show

92
Epic, Romantic, Profound, Down-sized, still lovely

See it if you don't mind a slightly shrunken down version of a classic musical. This cast is wonderful, and seem to have a great time together.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals - all the dialogue is sung, you didn't like the movie or you're looking for the big set of the original production.

90
Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Great singing

See it if you enjoy classic shows well produced and well casted or if you have never seen it.

Don't see it if you prefer new shows and are not interested in a classic.

81
Great staging, Great writing, Romantic, Clever, Dated

See it if you haven't seen it, its closing, its Hugo, it still raises your pulse, but I still say there is only one (maybe 2) song. just went back.

Don't see it if you dont want to be struck by the astounding change in taste. Stodgy and heavy giving way to more lithe staging. It aint 1985 anymore.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy epic musicals that will make you cry

Don't see it if if you have an ice cold heart

65
Overrated, Classic, Slow, Intense, Epic

See it if you want to see this classic, popular musical. See it if you love Les Mis or want to see what all the hype is about.

Don't see it if you don't like long, sung-through shows. This show doesn't compare to the original production, but the cast is still great.

91
Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if you love epic stories and excellent performances

Don't see it if you want something light without thinking too much

86
Timeless, Moving, Entertaining, Classic

See it if you'd enjoy a hit show w/on-point, colorblind casting performed exquisitely. The music/story holds up & you'll leave with a tear in your eye

Don't see it if you'd really, really miss the original revolving stage, which made the set feel bigger and more real. This feels intimate by comparison.

94
Great music

See it if you want to see what is now a classic. great music and lyrics. moving and touching.

Don't see it if you have have seen earlier productions. this is a waterdown kinda version and not as good as the fully staged ones

95
Absorbing, Iconic, Dizzying, Excellent, memorable music, Offers a lingering pathos

See it if in pursuit of a perfectly iconic, classic, must-see musical theatre experience. Les Misérables was my first Broadway show: I won't forget!

Don't see it if you prefer newer, more avant-garde theatre; dislike musicals; want something you haven't seen before; or dislike Victor Hugo's novel.

70
Must see, Intense, Classic, Big, Amazing music

See it if you've seen the original and/or any of the subsequent revivals. The amazing music is still present, but they messed with the staging a bit.

Don't see it if you don't love the big loud magnificent epic classics. Les Miz will never die. BUT, there was no need to mimic the horrendous movie version.

Also I LIVED @ The Broadway and subsequently @ The Imperial during the orig... Read more Read less


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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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...
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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...
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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 h...
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