PHOTO ARCHIVE: Les Misérables Over the Years

News   PHOTO ARCHIVE: Les Misérables Over the Years It's a big year for Les Misérables. This fall marks both the 25th anniversary of the original London production and the launch of a newly imagined U.S. national touring production of the epic musical.

A starry 25th anniversary concert of the pop opera was presented at London's O2 Arena Oct. 3. The recorded performance, screened at movie theatres around the United States on Nov. 17, will soon be released on CD and DVD.

The new U.S. tour of Les Misérables, directed and designed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, launches Nov. 19 at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse. A British-cast production of this revised revival toured the U.K. and, earlier this year, played a brief London engagement.

Playbill.com looks back at the original Broadway and London companies, and its many performers over the years:


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