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The 5th Avenue Theatre
Located between University and Union 1308 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
206-625-1900
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 76 members
Review from Terry
27 events 13 reviews

The production and performances were excellent. I was a bit disappointed in my seats. They were very high in the theater; I expected better for a $120 ticket. Live and learn...the 5th Avenue is just VERY expensive.

reviewed Jul 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Saswat Panda
23 events 7 reviews

Lived up to the hype of the Broadway musical. It was a great performance by all involved and we enjoyed in thoroughly.

reviewed Jul 01 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from faithcarla
10 events 7 reviews

My husband and I took my Mum for her first Les Mis experience; it was our 5th! The production was outstanding, but we did have some glitches. On the way up to Seattle from Olympia, we had a flat tire. On July 4th it was impossible to get a new...continued

reviewed Jul 04 2012 report as inappropriate
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Event Website

http://www.lesmis.com

Quotes & Highlights

" …an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish." —The New York Times
" …a five-star hit, astonishingly powerful and as good as the original." —London Times
“This new production actually exceeds the original. The storytelling is clearer, the perspective grittier, and the motivations more honest.” —NY1-TV
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Description

Last August, box-office records were shattered when over 50,000 people experienced Les Miserables. Now, _Les Mis _returns to The 5th Avenue Theatre.

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Les Misérables_ originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on December 4, 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on April 3, 2004 where it continues to play to packed houses. When Les Misérables celebrated its 21st London birthday on October 8, 2006, it became the world’s longest-running musical, surpassing the record previously held by Cats in London’s West End.

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the legendary musical Les Misérables made theatrical history with an international first – three different productions in London at the same time. The Original Production (still playing to packed houses at the Queen’s Theatre), the acclaimed New 25th Anniversary Production at the Barbican (where the show originally premiered) and a celebratory concert at The O2 Arena. The O2 Concert was presented in more than 500 cinemas throughout the United States on November 17, 2010 and is now available on Blu-ray DVD.

The Broadway production of Les Misérables originally opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987 and transferred to the Imperial Theatre on October 17, 1990 running for 6,680 performances. The U.S. National Tour began in November 1987 and visited over 150 cities before closing in St. Louis, MO in 2006. Broadway audiences welcomed Les Miz back to New York on November 9, 2006 where the show played the Broadhurst Theatre until its final performance on January 6, 2008. To date, Les Misérables remains the 3rd longest-running Broadway production of all time.

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 continually opening around the globe, with seven more currently scheduled. There have been 36 cast recordings of_ Les Misérables_, including the multi-platinum London cast recording, the Grammy® Award-winning Broadway cast and complete symphonic albums and the soon-to-be-released live recording of the New 25th Anniversary Production. The video of the 10th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall Gala Concert has sold millions of copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling musical videos ever in the U.K. There are more than 2,500 productions of the Les Misérables School’s Edition scheduled or being performed by over 125,000 school children in the U.K., U.S. and Australia, making it the most successful musical ever produced in schools. Cameron Mackintosh is currently developing the film of Les Misérables with Working Title and Universal.

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