June 20, 2012

Les Misérables returns to ASU Gammage

Posted: June 20, 2012

Due to popular demand, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of "Les Misérables" will return to ASU Gammage for a spectacular one-week engagement, September 11-16. "Les Misérables" received ecstatic reviews from audience members and critics alike when last in Tempe and sold out. Tickets for this engagement are on sale now.

Starting at $23.50, tickets to the return engagement of "Les Misérables" may be purchased at asugammage.com, by phone at 480.965.3434 or in person at the box office.

"Les Misérables" shattered box office records during its last run at ASU Gammage filling the theater to a stunning capacity of more than 24,000 patrons.

Producer Cameron Mackintosh’s reimagined production of Boublil and Schönberg’s "Les Misérables" has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.

The original "Les Misérables" orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke and additional orchestrations by Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker. The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and additional costumes by Christine Rowlands, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions. 

Seen by nearly 60 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals ever written, with new productions continuing to open around the globe. There have been 36 cast recordings of "Les Misérables", including a multi-platinum London cast recording, a Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast album, complete symphonic albums, and the live recording of the new 25th anniversary production. Cameron Mackintosh is currently developing the film of "Les Misérables" with Working Title and Universal.

Dana McGuiness, dana.mcguinness@asu.edu
480-965-1884
ASU Gammage