Les Miserables
Theatre: Broadway
Status: Closed
(February 28, 1987 - October 14, 1990 )
  • Preview: February 28, 1987
  • Open: March 12, 1987
  • Close: May 18, 2003
Musical - American Premiere
Running Time: 3hrs 15mins

Based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name, set in early 19th-century France, the plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. An ensemble that includes prostitutes, student revolutionaries, factory workers, and others join the lead characters.

For The Record:

This current English language version of "Les Miseables" had its World Premiere at the Barbican Center in London on October 8th, 1985 under the auspices of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Total Gross: $406,258,901
Average Weekly Gross: $480,211
Total Attendance: 8,925,169
Average Weekly Attendance: 36%

Staff & Creative Team

General Manager:

Alan Wasser Associates

Casting Director:

Johnson-Liff Associates

Advertising Representative:

Serino Coyne

Production Stage Manager:

Sam Stickler

Book Writer:

Alain Boublil

Additional Material:

James Fenton


John Napier


David Hersey

Musical Direction & Supervision:

Robert Billig


John Cameron


Jean Valjean  02/28/1987 - 11/29/1987
Javert  02/28/1987 - 11/29/1987
Fantine  02/28/1987 - 07/17/1988
Marius 02/28/1987 - 02/28/1988