Les Misérables in Concert – The 25th Anniversary Event Airs on PBS March 6
06 Mar 2011
Norm Lewis as Javert
Photo by Catherine Ashmore
The 25th anniversary concert of Les Miserables, which was presented at London's O2 Arena Oct. 3, 2010, airs on PBS stations around the country March 6 at 7 PM ET; check local listings. In the New York metropolitan area, viewers can watch the concert on WNET/Thirteen.
"PBS offers every American a front-row seat to great arts and culture programming, and the Les Miz 25th anniversary concert allows viewers across the country the chance to experience some of the best-loved music of all time. PBS is proud to present the U.S. broadcast premiere of this remarkable production," stated PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger.
The cast includes Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Nick Jonas as Marius, Norm Lewis as Javert, Matt Lucas as Thénardier, Lea Salonga as Fantine, Jenny Galloway as Madame Thénardier and Katie Hall as Cosette.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment released the DVD Feb. 22.
Cameron Mackintosh's production of Les Miserables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel and additional material by James Fenton. The original London 1985 production of Les Miz was adapted and directed by Nunn and Caird. The new 25th anniversary production and the O2 Concert are directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell and designed by Matt Kinley.