The Verdict: Dallas Critics Rave for "Steamy," Contemporary Les MisÚrables

By Playbill Staff
09 Jul 2014

Director Liesl Tommy has staged a new, modern-dress, immersive production of the hit international musical Les Misérables, which officially opened July 4 at the Dallas Theater Center after previews that began June 27.



A host of Broadway actors, including Nehal Joshi as Jean Valjean and Justin Keyes as Marius, are part of the multi-racial contemporary staging that has been generating buzz with its immersive setting that makes use of the Wyly Theater's dynamic, flexible environment. Performances continue through Aug. 17. 

The musical is penned by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg and Herbert Kretzmer.

Take a look at a production photo of the inventive new staging here.

The critics have filed their reviews since the opening, and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

CraveDFW

The Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Observer

Dallas Voice

CultureMap - Dallas

TheaterJones.com

Theflashlist.com

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The cast also includes Allison Blackwell as Fantine; Edward Watts as Javert; John Campione as Enjolras; Dorcas Leung as Cossette; Elizabeth Judd as Eponine; Christia Mantzke as Madame Thenardier; Hassan El-Amin as the Bishop; Steven Michael Walters as Thenardier; as well as Daniel Duque-Estrada, Alex Organ, Christie Vela, Kyle Anderson, Feleceia Benton, Jonathan Bragg, Christopher Deaton, Lillian De Leon, Traci Lee, Laura Lites, Morgan Mason, Brandon Nase, Seth Womack, Mark Hancock, Spencer Sloan, Jemma Kosane, Lama Salinas, Abby Chapman and Libby Roy.

Ticket prices start at $15 and are available online at DallasTheaterCenter.org or by phone at (214) 880-0202.