Review by Lainey Carmichael
Of all the musicals I've seen on Broadway (and that includes the likes of Cats, Wicked, even Phantom), Les Misérables is by far my favorite. There is no play with a score so sublime, so riveting, and so emotionally charged as Les Misérables.
The subject matter is admittedly dark. You'll see Jean Valjean, a man who had been imprisoned for 20 years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving family, further persecuted and a host of other miserable acts, but the music that accompanies this tragedy is some of the best (if not the best) ever written for Broadway.
Songs like "I Dreamed A Dream" and "On My Own" will move you to tears, "Master of the House" will make you laugh, and "One Day More" and "Do You Hear The People Sing" will make you cheer. Les Misérables is a musical tour de force that hits every emotion.
Of course if you've seen Les Misérables the Movie, you might think it would be a waste of time seeing the play, but there is no experience like hearing phenomenal music and superb singing live and in person.
So whether you've seen the movie or not, I still highly recommend Les Misérables. In this NYC Native's opinion, it's the best show on Broadway
The Imperial Theatre
249 W 45TH Street
New York, NY 10036
Between Broadway & 8th Avenues
NOTE: The world's most popular musical and the Best Show on Broadway...ever.
Venue Visit on 3/03/2015 by Lainey