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New version of Les Miserables opens on Broadway

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Tony award-winning "Les Miserables" has reopened at the Imperial Theater.

It’s a new version of the epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.

The original New York production of "Les Miz" premiered on Broadway in March 1987 and played through May 2003 for a total Broadway run of 6,680 performances.

Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister's child.

Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand.

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