BUFFALO, N.Y.– As part of special programming, WNED-TV will air "Les Misérables 25TH Anniversary Concert at the O2" on Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m.
No one could have guessed on October 8, 1985, when Les Misérables opened in London at the Barbican Theatre that it would become a worldwide phenomenon. Embraced from the start, this "people's musical" has played in 42 countries and has been seen by nearly 60 million people. Les Misérables is the world's longest-running musical and celebrated a historic 10,000 performances in 2010.
Based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name and set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables features the stories of individuals struggling for redemption and revolution. The magnificent score includes the songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Master of the House" and many more.
The cast includes more than 500 actors and musicians. Alfie Boe, Jenny Galloway, Katie Hall, Nick Jonas, Norm Lewis, Lea Salonga, and Colm Wilkinson are among those who star. In 2010, the legendary musical celebrated its 25th birthday, and to mark the occasion, producer Cameron Mackintosh staged the extraordinary concert at the O2 Arena in London.
Through WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well TV, Classical 94.5/WNED-FM and WNED-AM 970
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