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TriStar Pictures cast:
SHIRLEY MACLAINE as Ouiser, OLYMPIA DUKAKIS as Clairee, SALLY FIELDS as
M'Lynn, JULIA ROBERTS as Shelby, DARYL HANNAH as Annelle,
and DOLLY PARTON as Truvy
ALAIN BOUBLIL and CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHONBERG
Based on the
novel by VICTOR HUGO
Music Direction by
JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE
Assistant Direction by
Direction and Staging by
June 20 - August 23, 2014
international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th
century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust
imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and
mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life,
initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued
by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his
ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must
confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the
student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted
Les Misérables is the world's
longest running musical, seen by over 65 million theatre-goers in 42
countries. The original London production took two years to develop
(from an earlier French adaptation), opening in the West End during October
1985. The show has been in production there ever since. On
October 3, 2010, Les Misérables played its 10,000th performance.
In 1987, the show opened on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre,
where it played from March 12, 1987 to October 14, 1990. It
transferred to the Imperial Theatre and reopened on October 17, 1990.
The Imperial was the show's home until the summer of 2003 when it finally
closed after almost 6,700 performance. At the time it closed, it was
the second longest-running musical on Broadway and winner of eight Tony
Awards including Best Musical. Three and a half years later, producer
Cameron Mackintosh brought Les Misérables back to New York.
The revival ran for a little over a year before it closed in January 2008.
In preparation of the show's 30th Anniversary, Cameron Mackintosh
opened a new production in September 2013 at the Prince of Whales Theatre in
Toronto before transferring the show to Broadway for its March 2014 opening.
As a part of its 20th Anniversary Season, Way Off Broadway is bringing the
global sensation to Frederick for a summer production that should not be