Les Miserables Details
Les Misérables, also known as Les Mis, is the well-known musical based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo. It is one of the longest-running musicals in the world, having first premiered in 1980 in Paris. A winner of many prestigious theater awards, Les Mis has been revived on stages both big and small throughout the years and was also turned into an Academy-Award winning film starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway.
Les Misérables is the classic story of redemption about a former prisoner Jean Valjean caught up in the middle of the 19th Century French Revolution. It blends the despair of politics and passion for life in a cast of inspiring characters testing their will for love in the midst of turmoil. For nearly forty years, Les Mis has captivated audiences around the world with its stunning stage production, award-winning songbook, and touching performances by the top names in musical theater.
Los Angeles was first captivated by the famed musical in 1988 when it made its west coast premiere at the Shubert Theater — now it returns to the Pantages Theater on the legendary Hollywood Blvd for 2019 performances. Originally the musical was in French and premiered in Paris in 1980, and then debuted as an English-sung musical in London’s West End in October 1985, enjoying a continuous run there ever since.
The Pantages Theater is one of the premier venues in Los Angeles for seeing the best of Broadway musicals. From its opening in 1930, it has hosted world premieres of blockbuster films, a decade of the Academy Awards with such memorable hosts as Bob Hope and Fred Astaire, and has also served as a shooting location for a long list of movies, television shows, and music videos. In 2000, The Pantages underwent an inch-by-inch renovation, paying respect to its original 1930s appearance to prepare for The Lion King musical.
On average, a ticket to see Les Misérables in Los Angeles will likely run fans about $175. That said, this figure is an average, and the actual price may vary depending on where you are sitting.
Les Misérables at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, CA
Les Misérables begins its run at the Pantages Theater on May 2, 2019 and will continue through early June.
Les Misérables in Los Angeles Performance Times
Les Misérables is playing in Los Angeles six days a week. See below for a typical weekly schedule of performances:
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00pm
- Saturday: 2:00 and 8:00pm
- Sunday 1:30pm and 6:30pm