|Basis||Les Misérables, Victor Hugo's 1862 novel|
West End, 1985
|Awards||Tony Award for Best Musical|
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical
Les Misérables is a musical. It is based on the 1862 novel of the same name by Victor Hugo. The book of the musical was written by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil. The lyrics were written by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. The music was written by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Herbert Kretzmer adapted the lyrics and text to English.
The musical opened in 1980 in Paris. In 1985, it opened in London's West End. In 1987, it opened on Broadway. It won a Tony Award for Best Musical, and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical. In 2012, it was adapted to a movie starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway.