What Musical Would You Like to See Receive a Sequel? Playbill Readers Pick Their Favorites

By Michael Gioia
18 Sep 2012

Hugh Panaro as Marius in Les Miz.

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With the Tony Award-winning, long-running musical Les Misérables thrown into the mix, Facebook user David Whitman suggested, "There was a novel 'Cosette: The Sequel to Les Misérables' written by Laura Kalpakian… and was supposedly written using actually historical events." Here's how the book is described on Amazon: "Written by an authority on Victor Hugo's classic novel, this sequel chronicles the life of Cosette, the adopted daughter of Jean Valjean, and her romance with Marius Pontmercy, while revolution continues to envelop France." This could be a possible premise if the epic musical receives a "Part Two" on Broadway. For now, we will have to settle for the star-studded, highly anticipated movie musical. Read more about the film, and check out the official trailer.  Continued...