There are certain Broadway shows that I could watch time and time again: Les Misérables is one of those and lucky for me, it’s playing at PPAC until September 30. 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 one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen by more than 130 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. Les Misérables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year.
The touring production coming to Providence features Nick Cartell portrays the fugitive ‘Jean Valjean.’ He is joined by Josh Davis as ‘Javert,’ J Anthony Crane as ‘Thénardier,’ Allison Guinn as ‘Madame Thénardier,’ Melissa Mitchell as ‘Fantine,’ Matt Shingledecker as ‘Enjolras,’ Phoenix Best as ‘Éponine,’ Joshua Grosso as ‘Marius’ and Jillian Butler as ‘Cosette.’ Zoe Glick and Sophie Knapp alternate in the role of ‘Little Cosette/Young Éponine.’ Jordan Cole and Julian Emile Lerner alternate in the role of ‘Gavroche.’ We are so lucky to have such stellar productions right in our own little Rhode Island.
I will be checking out Les Misérables towards the tail end of the run, but you should check it out too! Tickets start at $28. Tickets are available at the PPAC Box Office (located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).