Les Misérables (musical)
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.
|Basis||Les Misérables, Victor Hugo's 1862 novel|
West End, 1985
|Awards||Tony 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.