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Les Misérables Returns to Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre

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Due to popular demand, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Les Misérables returns to Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre for a spectacular two-week engagement, June 27 – July 8. Les Miz received ecstatic reviews from audience members and critics alike when last in Seattle. The Seattle Times declared the show “more inviting than ever,” adding that the show “plays out with fire and fervor.” The Seattle Weekly raved “No wonder the show has been performed over 10,000 times,” while KIRO Radio said “With this new staging, Les Misérables is as stirring and bombastic as it’s ever been.”

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh’s new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables are on sale, starting at $49. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.5thavenue.org, call the Box Office at 206.625.1900, or stop by the Box Office at 1308 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle. Tickets may also be purchased at 888.584.4849. For more information on the production, engagement dates, and locations please visit http://www.LesMis.com. For a video sneak peek of the new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables click HERE.

“Seattle audiences have always loved Les Miz” says producer Cameron Mackintosh. “But the reaction to the new production last year was so phenomenal, and tickets went so fast, that – to say thank you – we wanted Seattle to be the first city that we returned to on this remarkable sell-out national tour.” Les Misérables shattered box office records during its three-week run at The 5th Avenue Theatre (August 9-27, 2011), filling the theater to a stunning 99.01% capacity of more than 50,000 patrons and hitting a gross box-office receipt total of more than $4 million. Les Miz also broke the record for a single performance gross.

The New York Times calls Les Misérables “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful and as good as the original.” The Star-Ledger says “a dynamically re-imagined hit. This Les Misérables has improved with age” and NY1-TV proclaims “this new production actually exceeds the original. The storytelling is clearer, the perspective grittier and the motivations more honest. Musical theatre fans can rejoice: Les Miz is born again.”

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