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Alain Boublil
Review: 'Les Miserables' thunders into the Hippodrome
Review: 'Les Miserables' thunders into the Hippodrome

With protesters from Wisconsin to Libya raising heated voices and issues, it seems like a particularly apt time for the hit musical "Les Miserables" to be back on the scene. The revolutionary fervor that sparks so much of the plot seems more powerful — and certainly louder — than ever in the new and handsome 25th-anniversary production of the show at the Hippodrome Theatre through Sunday. Based on the Victor Hugo novel, this ambitious pop opera by Claude-Michel Schoenberg and Alain Boublil has maintained a remarkable grip on the public. "Les Miserables" is still playing in London, where it premiered in 1985, making it officially the longest-running musical...