Les Misérables

Musical - Original

Broadway Theatre (March 12, 1987 - October 14, 1990)
Imperial Theatre (October 17, 1990 - May 18, 2003)
  • First Preview: February 28, 1987
  • Opening Date: March 12, 1987
  • Closing Date: May 18, 2003
  • Previews: 11
  • Performances: 6680

Book: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg

Lyrics: Herbert Kretzmer

Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg

Synopsis

Relentless policeman Javert pursues escaped convict Jean Valjean over decades through the tumult of revolutionary France. Valjean becomes a mayor, agrees to raise the daughter of dying prostitute and joins the fight for freedom. Based on Victor Hugo's epic novel.

 

Opening Night Cast

Colm Wilkinson in Les Misérables Colm Wilkinson Jean Valjean
Terrence Mann in Les Misérables Terrence Mann Javert
Randy Graff in Les Misérables Randy Graff Fantine
Frances Ruffelle Whore
Eponine
Leo Burmester in Les Misérables Leo Burmester Thénardier
Chain Gang
Jennifer Butt Madame Thénardier
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Colm Wilkinson Nominee
1987 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Michael Maguire Winner
1987 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Judy Kuhn Nominee
1987 Outstanding Lighting Design David Hersey Nominee
1987 Outstanding Music Claude-Michel Schonberg Winner
1987 Outstanding Musical   Winner
1987 Outstanding Orchestrations John Cameron Winner
1987 Outstanding Set Design John Napier Winner
1987 Theatre World Award Frances Ruffelle Winner
1987 Theatre World Award Michael Maguire Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Best Musical Alain Boublil
Claude-Michel Schonberg
Herbert Kretzmer
Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Outstanding Debut Performance Colm Wilkinson Winner
1987 Outstanding Debut Performance Frances Ruffelle Winner
1987 Outstanding Director Trevor Nunn
John Caird
Winner
1987 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner
1987 Outstanding Set Design John Napier Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Theatre World Award Colm Wilkinson Winner
1987 Theatre World Award Frances Ruffelle Winner
1987 Theatre World Award Michael Maguire Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Actor in a Musical Colm Wilkinson Nominee
1987 Actor in a Musical Terrence Mann Nominee
1987 Book of a Musical Alain Boublil
Claude-Michel Schonberg
Winner
1987 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Andreane Neofitou Nominee
1987 Direction of a Musical Trevor Nunn
John Caird
Winner
1987 Featured Actor in a Musical Michael Maguire Winner
1987 Featured Actress in a Musical Judy Kuhn Nominee
1987 Featured Actress in a Musical Frances Ruffelle Winner
1987 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) David Hersey Winner
1987 Musical   Winner
1987 Original Score Claude-Michel Schonberg
Herbert Kretzmer
Alain Boublil
Winner
1987 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) John Napier Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
May 18, 2003 51 $803,297
$894,755
-$50,209 $80.76
$100.00
9947
1417
8
0
87.75% -7.96%
May 11, 2003 50 $853,506
$894,755
$93,878 $78.66
$100.00
10850
1417
8
0
95.71% 0.65%
May 4, 2003 49 $759,628
$894,755
-$19,647 $70.49
$100.00
10776
1417
8
0
95.06% -0.22%
Apr. 27, 2003 48 $779,275
$894,755
- $72.15
$100.00
10801
1417
8
0
95.28% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $3,195,706
$3,579,020
  $75.52 42374
45344
32
0
93.45 %  
Cumulative
  $406,258,901
$195,369,910
  $46.00
$100.00
8925169
9910361
6656
11
90.06 %  
 
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