About Les Miserables
Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, comes to IU Auditorium direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. This timeless musical about love, courage and hope was the first to play IU Auditorium for a full-week run in 1989 and now, in 2020, Les Miz is sure to please a new generation of audiences for another full week in Bloomington.
With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1). Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption, a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.