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01/01/1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide

Les Misérables is a musical based on the five-part novel by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. It premiered in Paris in 1980 with music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. It is the fifth longest-running Broadway show in history. The show was nominated for 12 Tony Awards and won eight, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.


  • Essentials 

  • Novel form 

  • Hugo's sources 

  • Plot 

  • Characters 

  • Contemporary reception 

  • English translations 

  • Adaptations