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“Awe inspiring performance”
Review of Les Miserables

Les Miserables
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The epic musical that's captured the hearts of millions is back on Broadway! LES MISERABLES has returned to Broadway's Imperial Theatre in an acclaimed new production that has audiences leaping to their feet. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MIZ is an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit, that has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Featuring the timeless score and beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream", "Bring Him Home", "One Day More", and "On My Own", this breathtaking new Broadway production has left the critics awestruck, hailing it "A LES MIZ FOR THE 21ST CENTURY!" (The Huffington Post)
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Ramin Karimloo was absolutely phenomenal, as anticipated. What a voice! When he sang Bring Him Home I think there was a tear in everyone's eye. The rest of the cast, particularly the male characters, were also outstanding. Adam Monley impressed as Javert. Kyle Scatliffe (Enjolas) blew everyone out of their seats with his powerful voice. From the leading roles to the swing cast , excellent. Cliff Saunders and Keala Settle were perfect--had everyone laughing with their antics. John Rapson and Richard Barth in their multiple roles--fantastic. I loved the sets/video combination--done very effectively. Highlights when Jean Valjean is moving through the underground with Marius and the climatic scene with Javert. The whole audience gasped. The venue itself is typical of broadway older theaters--small seats without a lot of leg room (although I could clearly see the show because of the skew of the seating and the sloping floor), very limited restroom facilities, etc. However, the magic once the show starts overcomes these shortcomings. During intermission, you do feel like cattle being herded with the gruff staff shouting directions but really there is no way around it--if they left everyone to their own devices, everyone would just mill around and jam up the aisles. The ladies room is inadequate; there is no way for everyone to make it through the line before intermission is over. Just not enough "seats" available for number of people. So at intermission, you can choose to go to the bathroom or get a drink or buy a souvenir. Souvenir booths also totally jammed packed - wasn't worth it to try to get in line and get crushed to get a t-shirt. (There is a stand right at the door with limited items that doesn't tend to get intimidating lines). BUT, again, the show itself is amazing and any shortcomings of the venue can be overlooked and washed away by the power of the show. I would recommend it. I would go again. I won't describe specific scenes so as not to spoil the show but just go! My sons first experience with broadway--worth every penny!

Thank salymandering
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

The Musical itself was moving and a perfect adaption of the show on broadway ,the cast especially Ramin played an exceptionial portrayal of JVJ !

The production of the show was impecable , the light and sound design is utterly marvelous and if you cant follow the story the light and special fx are enough to keep you on the edge of your seat

The one thing that lets it down is the ushers who were mostly pensioners and were extremely rude and monotonous with there torches flickering around throughout the show, and the awful organisation in the interval where you felt you were being herded like cattle down stairs with one burly american guy shouting orders like he was some sort of divine being.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

The new version of Les Miserables is just amazing, the cast, the scenography, the music... it's just such an impact...

Thank Ignacio D
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

After many time in London and On-Tour we now had the pleasure to see Les Miserables in New York. It was fantastic. We were especially curious how Ramin would perform as Jean Val Jean after seeing him a lot both at the Phantom and Love Never Dies, but it was absolutely worth the money and we will certainly come back. The tickets are expensive, but you have to go an see it, when you are in New York and would like to have a special evening.

Thank villakunterbuntrl
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is the one to see. We have seen it over 20 times during the last run. Although the staging is a bit different, it still is THE BEST!!!! The music is amazing. The cast is fabulous! The whole show is what Broadway is all about.

Thank BrooklynBubbe
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