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

Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Musical | 3 October 2010 (UK)
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A celebratory 25th anniversary concert performance of the hit musical at The O2 in London.

Director:

Nick Morris

Writers:

Alain Boublil (book), Claude-Michel Schönberg (book) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfie Boe ... Jean Valjean
Norm Lewis ... Javert
Matt Lucas ... Thenardier
Jenny Galloway ... Madame Thenardier
Lea Salonga ... Fantine
Samantha Barks ... Eponine
Nick Jonas ... Marius Pontmercy
Katie Hall Katie Hall ... Cosette
Ramin Karimloo ... Enjolras
Earl Carpenter Earl Carpenter ... Bishop
Hadley Fraser ... Grantaire
Jonathan Williams Jonathan Williams ... Convicts 1 / Combeferre
Mike Sterling Mike Sterling ... Convicts 2
Tom Pearce Tom Pearce ... Convicts 3
Gerónimo Rauch Gerónimo Rauch ... Convicts 4
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A celebratory 25th anniversary concert performance of the hit musical at The O2 in London.

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The Musical Event of a Lifetime

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Drama | Music | Musical

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A nyomorultak - 25. évfordulós díszelőadás See more »

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Trivia

Ramin Karimloo, who plays Enjolras, went on to play the title role in The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concert roughly a year later opposite Hadley Fraser, who plays Grantaire, as Raoul. See more »

Quotes

Javert: I will join these people's heroes, I will follow where they go, I will learn their little secrets, I will know the things they know!
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Connections

Featured in The Nostalgia Chick: Les Miserables: The Musical (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Empty Chairs at Empty Tables
(uncredited)
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel
English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Performed by Nick Jonas
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A fantastic celebration of a great show
18 November 2010 | by KRicanSee all my reviews

Every performance was impeccable. Many of the performers rival and in some cases surpass those of the 10th Anniversary Dreamcast. Seeing the show on the big screen with a bigger sound system really make the nuances of the genius score come to life. What is so great is the way they made use of soft split screens to be able to watch multiple performers' reactions and "dialog."

Norm Lewis, whose subtle facial expressions and genuine passion commanded the stage/screen, sang Javert with such power and depth that I actually, for the first time, empathized with his character. Alife Boe's Val Jean was brilliant, with an operatic quality. Samantha Barks shined as Eponine with a stunning vocal performance. Ramin Karimloo was a standout with his brilliant portrayal of Enjolras. I didn't quite understand the decision of casting Nick Jonas as Marius. He really gave it his all and had some nice moments in the sweeter songs, but lacked the vocal fullness and attack for the more powerful songs. It was adequate but uncomfortably contrasted by his much stronger, seasoned cast mates.

The occasional cut to various instrumental highlights was a wonderful addition and seamlessly included the orchestra as an important part of the ensemble. The encores with the original cast, backed by a chorus of hundreds was breathtaking. If you're a Les Mis fan, this movie is a must.


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