December 20, 2012
The Philly Connection: Broadway’s Les Misérables Returns To The Academy Of Music January 2-13; The Major Motion Picture’s Star Hugh Jackman To Grace The Same Stage On January 26
Cameron Mackintosh’s new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables is once again coming to the Academy of Music for a two-week engagement, January 2-13.
And here’s a fun spin: the movie version of the hit musical stars Hugh Jackman, who will himself be gracing the Academy of Music stage just 13 days after the Les Misérables cast. He’ll be joining Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra for a special evening celebrating the Academy’s 156th Anniversary.
Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.
With glorious new staging and spectacular scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this new production is breaking box office records wherever it goes.
Tickets for Les Mis are already on sale, and start at just $25 — holiday gift, anyone?
For a video sneak peek of the 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables, see below.
Les Misérables at the Academy of Music
When: January 2-13
Where: 1420 Locust Street
Cost: Tickets start at $25
More info: www.kimmelcenter.org