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Contrary to what many believe, "Les Miserables" did not start its life in London, or even in the United Kingdom. What was the first venue that held Boublil and Schonberg's "Les Miserables" show?
Palais des Sports
Monte Carlo Opera House
La Palais Garnier
In the original version of the musical (now immortalized in the "Original French Concept Album"), the show did not begin with Valjean being released from prison. At what point of the story did the show begin?
"Castle on a Cloud"
"At the End of the Day"
The Bishop and the silver candlesticks
"On My Own" was not in the original version of the musical as well. There was a song for Eponine, but it had different music and lyrics. What was the name of the song?
"Dans La Vie"
"L'un Vers L'Autre"
"Ce N'est Rien"
The Palace Theatre in London became known as the 'home' to "Les Miserables." But this show didn't begin its life there. Where was the world premiere of "Les Miserables" held?
Her Majesty's Theatre
The Barbican Centre
How long did the first preview performance of "Les Miserables" run?
2 hours, 15 minutes
4 hours, 30 minutes
True or false: After the poor reviews of the opening night, ticket sales were slow but eventually picked up.
At one of the auditions, the producers fell in love with one of the singers. Problem: the singer could not sing in the range the part was written for. What character's part had to be rewritten so the actor could be cast?
Another scene which was cut before the show was transferred to the Palace Theatre was the one where Valjean meets Cosette in the woods after "Master of the House."
Which of the following towns does not match with its proper year according to the production?
Which song from "Les Miserables" was used for Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign for President of the United States?
Do You Hear the People Sing?
One Day More
Red and Black
Bring Him Home
During the tenth anniversary concert of the show, a balloon (which was supposed to fall during the bows) popped. At what point of the show did this happen?
"Castle on a Cloud"
"A Little Fall of Rain"
"On My Own"
"Bring Him Home"
What was the main reason given as to why Colm Wilkinson was not asked to be on the "Complete Symphonic Recording" of the show?
He refused to be involved with "Les Miserables" again
He was contracted to do another show at the time
He had already been in 2 cast recordings
He was on vocal rest
"Les Miserables" went on to win a total of eight Tony awards. Which of the following was not one of those it won?
Best Score (Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer)
Best Actor in a Musical (Terrence Mann)
Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Frances Ruffelle)
This character was sung by an actress who did not know any English when asked to record the role for the "Complete Symphonic Recording."
Many of the melodies in "Les Miserables" are heard in different places throughout the show. Which is not a correct pairing of the music?
"Castle on a Cloud" and Cosette explaining why Valjean heard a scream
"Lovely Ladies" and "Turning"
"I Dreamed a Dream" and Fantine's death
"What Have I Done?" and Javert's Suicide/Soliloquy
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