The story of the fall and redemption of Jean Valjean, arrested for stealing some bread for his starving family. In prison he's constantly bothered by the hard-nosed lawman Javert. Valjean is paroled, but runs away and becomes the mayor of a small town. He meets a dying woman named Fantine and swears to raise her daughter. Javert catches up to him, but Valjean escapes. The daughter, Cosette, grows up and falls in love with Marius, a student. An ill-fated, student-led revolution makes the mother of all climaxes for this beauty of a production. And the end with the 50 or so Valjeans is pretty impressive!
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Did You Know?
won the 1987 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Featured Actor in a Musical for "Les Miserables" as Enjolras and recreated his role in this production. See more
In the beginning of the show, after Valjean sings the line "took the silver, took my flight" there's a brief shot of the soldier/policeman stepping up to the mic. However, in that shot you can see Grantaire standing to the soldier's right, demonstrating that that shot was taken from later in the show, when the soldier is actually about to sing the line "you at the barricade listen to this". See more
[Fantine has become a prostitute to support her daughter Cosette
Come on Captain, you can wear your shoes! Don't it make a change to have a girl who can refuse? Easy money, lying on a bed... Just as well they never see the hate that's in your head! Don't they know they're making love to one already dead?
The DVD omits the preview and everything between "Finale" and the 17 Valjeans from around the world. See more
Drink with Me
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Original French lyrics by Alain Boublil
and Jean-Marc Natel
English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Performed by Michael Ball
and Chorus See more