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Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (2010)

 -  Musical  -  3 October 2010 (UK)
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Experience the event of a lifetime with this stunning 25th anniversary celebration of the hit musical, featuring a phenomenal cast including pop star Nick Jonas and Tony winner Lea Salonga.

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All of the original cast members return to perform the final reprise of One Day More, save for David Burt, the original London Enjolras, who claimed he didn't feel vocally up to the part any more. Also Patti LuPone, the original London Fantine, was not available to be there as she was starring on Broadway at the time this concert was filmed. See more »

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Enjolras: Tie this man and take him To the tavern in there. The people will decide your fate, Inspector Javert!
Courfeyrac: Shoot the bastard!
Javert: Shoot me now or shoot me later Every schoolboy to his sport! Death to each and every traitor, I renounce your people's court!
Enjolras: Take this man and bring him through, there is work we have to do!
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Javert's Arrival/Little People
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Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel
English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Performed by Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo and Hadley Fraser
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In defense of Nick Jonas...
20 March 2012 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I saw this concert on KERA and it was breathtaking. And, not that Nick Jonas needs any help from me, but I think his work here is underrated. For the record I'm not a Jonas Brothers fan. I don't like or dislike them. I only know of their name. I couldn't name one song they've ever performed if you offered me a million dollars. And I don't know if Nick is the short one, the cute one, the fat one, the sexy one, the smart one, the bad boy, etc. BUT, I thought his rendition of "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" was haunting and very effective. There were plenty of vocal chops in this concert. His didn't need to be one more. When Marius Pontmercy sings "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" he is a BOY who has survived war and is racked with survivors guilt His mind is stained with blood and death. Young death. Nick Jonas sings this song with a youth and frailty that fits perfectly with who the character is and the horrors he can't forget.

When I read a couple of the less than glowing reviews of his performance I found them at odds with the justice I thought he did for the song. So, I went to Youtube and checked out a few others, and yes, there are much bigger voices doing this piece. Some of them I thought to be very affected and over-sung. I thought Nick Jonas struck a good balance between the vocal demands of the piece and dramatic necessities of a young man forever scarred by death and war. It was very moving and the heavy lifting was done just fine later by Jean ValJean. The contrast was stark and proper. Worked for me!


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