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Les Misérables (musical)

musical, premiered in French in 1980, in English in 1985

Les Misérables is a musical. It is based on the 1862 novel of the same name by Victor Hugo. The book of the musical was written by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil. The lyrics were written by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. The music was written by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Herbert Kretzmer adapted the lyrics and text to English.

Les Misérables
MusicClaude-Michel Schönberg
LyricsAlain Boublil
Jean-Marc Natel
BookClaude-Michel Schönberg
Alain Boublil
BasisLes Misérables, Victor Hugo's 1862 novel
ProductionsParis, 1980
West End, 1985
Broadway, 1987
AwardsTony Award for Best Musical
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical

The musical opened in 1980 in Paris. In 1985, it opened in London's West End. In 1987, it opened on Broadway. It won a Tony Award for Best Musical, and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical. In 2012, it was adapted to a movie starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway.