Cameron Mackintosh with First Night Records and Warner Music officially announce the new live cast recordings of the hit West End production Les Misérables – The Staged Concert. Available at the link below and out this week on CD
Recorded live at the Gielgud Theatre last year with an all-star cast including Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine, Matt Lucas as Thénardier, Rob Houchen as Marius, Bradley Jaden as Enjolras, Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier, Shan Ako as Éponine and Lily Kerhoas as Cosette and an orchestra of over 65. The much celebrated Les Misérables score includes I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, Do You Hear the People Sing?, One Day More, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Master Of The House and many more.
The DVD of the Les Misérables – The Staged Concert is also available now
Earlier this year for every digital download purchased The Mackintosh Foundation separately donated £5.00 which was shared amongst the charities, Acting for Others, the Musicians Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund and Captain Tom Moore’s Walk for the NHS fund. Mackintosh also donated a further £100,000 from his Foundation to help launch the fundraising initiatives for those charities. In July this year he donated £100,000 to the Theatre Artists Fund.
The original Cameron Mackintosh/RSC 1985 production of Les Misérables played at the Barbican and Palace Theatres before continuing its record-breaking run at the Queen’s Theatre. In July 2019 Mackintosh closed the original production and Queen’s Theatre which was totally re-built with a spectacular new auditorium. It re-opened after four month’s work as the Sondheim Theatre with the new version of Les Misérables which opened to stunning reviews last January and hopes to return to the West End next Spring.
During the four-month closure Mackintosh mounted a four-month sell-out season of Les Misérables – The Staged Concert with this cast next door at the Gielgud.
Produced on stage by Cameron Mackintosh, Les Misérables is the longest running musical in the world, having run over 35 years and been performed in 52 countries and 22 languages and won over 100 international awards. The combined audience for the show and the Academy Award winning film is 120 million people. The film is one of the 10 biggest movie musical box office successes of all time.