The hit show “Les Miserables” will be returning to Cleveland to open the 2022-2023 Playhouse Square season. The show is produced by Cameron Mackintosh of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg Tony Award-winning musical.
Cameron Mackintosh said, “The phenomenon of Les Misérables never fails to astound me. No show in history has been able to continually reinvent itself and remain a contemporary musical attracting new generations of brilliant new talent, many of whom go on to international stardom.
“Thanks to the brilliance of Victor Hugo’s timeless story, Herbert Kretzmer’s incomparable lyrics, and Boublil & Schönberg’s iconic score which regularly tops worldwide polls as one of the greatest of all time, Les Miz continuously brings new audiences to their feet as the story wraps around their hearts and the music thrills beyond compare.
“The last two years have been incredibly difficult for everyone, but especially for those of us who work in theatre. We have been forced to stop everywhere – our art has been locked up. At last, the world is coming to grips with how to live safely ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬with the pandemic. It’s time to let the people sing again and no show in the world has ever demonstrated the survival of the human spirit better than Les Miz. We are all thrilled to be Bringing Her Home again to you.”
“Being the first city to put this blockbuster musical back on the road is a testament to the passion, dedication and size of our Broadway audiences in Cleveland,” said Playhouse Square President and CEO Gina Vernaci. “We are thrilled to be working once again with Cameron Mackintosh and his brilliant team.”