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Les Miserables Returns To Stage In S. Fla.

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hot on the heels of winning three Oscars, Les Miserables, the Broadway musical is coming to South Florida.

The legendary Broadway masterpiece celebrates its 25th anniversary via a national tour. As part of its jaunt, this Cameron Mackintosh-produced revival will play the Ziff Ballet Opera House of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts from February 26 to March 3, 2013.

David Caddick, Les Miserable’s Music Supervisor worked alongside Mackintosh for the re-vamp of the touring production.

“He started from scratch as he did before. He assembled a new creative team and challenged everyone to think how can you do this fresh and that’s what you will see here in Miami,” Caddick told CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo.

Peter Lockyer plays Jean Valjean.

“I like to say it’s like looking at a different painting from a different window of your room. It has all of the characteristics you know, but it looks a little different. It’s grittier, it’s faster, it’s more modern with our orchestrations and lighting,” he explained.

Mackintosh, who has also been involved in producing “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Mary Poppins,” “Miss Saigon” and “Cats,” is betting that the appetite for “Les Miserables” will only be increased by the movie for which Anne Hathaway just won Best Supporting Actress.  In this production, Genevieve Leclerc takes over the role.

“I love it. I was a big fan of Anne Hathaway to begin with so I was pleased with movie,” said Genevieve. “Not everybody goes to the theatre anymore and I think we have a chance with the movie that people will be curious and come to our show.”

Victor Hugo’s monumental 1862 novel about a decades-long manhunt, social inequality and redemption features the songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and “One Day More.” It has been seen by nearly 65 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 22 languages.

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