|The company of US Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Tour|
|"Lovely Ladies" number|
Excerpts of the New York Times review of the tour opening:
It has been more than half a century since show tunes regularly bounced from Broadway to the Top 40 charts, so it is easy to forget that “I Dreamed a Dream” (performed by Betsy Morgan as Fantine) is not this show’s only musical treasure. As Éponine, Chasten Harmon sings “On My Own,” a sad ballad of unrequited love, with forceful poignancy. Andrew Varela brings his first-rate voice to “Stars,” Javert’s pledge to find Valjean. “Master of the House,” led by the innkeepers Monsieur and Madame Thénardier (Michael Kostroff and Shawna M. Hamic), is a rousing, cheery number, even if it does celebrate corruption and greed.
|Justin Scott Brown (Marius), center.|
The cast is uniformly excellent, directed with both fervor and discipline by Laurence Connor and James Powell, who did the new production in London.
|Betsy Morgan (Fantine), Lawrence Clayton (Valjean), Jenny Latimer|
(Cosette), Justin Scott Brown (Marius), Chasten Harmon (Eponine).
(all images: Deen van Meer)
Read the Hopeful Traveler's review of the Les Miserables UK Tour and Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 which includes a list of related 'Les Mis' links.
The new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables will play the following cities and theatres into 2012. More production photos below this list. See the next post for a video of the US tour:
Philadelphia, PA, Academy of Music, Jan. 4-15, 2011
Fort Lauderdale, FL, Broward Center, Jan. 18-30, 2011
Baltimore, MD, Hippodrome, March 1-6, 2011
Louisville, KY, Kentucky Center, March 8-13, 2011
Columbus, OH, Ohio Theatre, March 15-20, 2011
Detroit, MI, Fisher Theatre, March 22-April 3, 2011
Cleveland, OH, Palace Theatre/Playhouse Square, April 5-17, 2011
Milwaukee, WI, Marcus Center, April 19-24, 2011
Omaha, NE, Orpheum Theater, April 26-May 1, 2011
Fayetteville, AR, Walton Arts Center, May 3-8, 2011
Madison, WI, Overture Center, May 10-15, 2011
Nashville, TN, TPAC, May 17-22, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT, Capitol Theatre, May 25-June 5, 2011
Tempe, AZ, Gammage Auditorium, June 7-12, 2011
Los Angeles, CA, Ahmanson, June 14-July 31, 2011