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12/01/1987 The Broadway Theatre begins to sell tickets for Les Misérables

Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the 1862 novel of the same name by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. The musical premiered in Paris in 1980 and has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and original French-language lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. During the first week on Broadway, the show sets a new record $1,721,098.