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    theaptSHOWS

    December 10, 2012

    tonight is a night i have been waiting for for a looong time, the premiere of the movie les misérables, the unhindered-by-stage version of the world’s longest-running musical and one that has meant a lot in my life.

    a national hero in france, victor hugo, upon whose work the musical is based, stroke a chord of meaning when i was just a child and in age to understand no more than half the meaning of not only the better known “notre dame de paris” or “les mis,” as he never called it, but also “les chatiments” or “mon fils” as part of a credit list unimaginable today in terms of consistent quality and output.

    having been at the premiere of the french show in 1980, when i was 11, i have adopted the show’s songs, lyrics and message as my own and have felt a duty to follow its trajectory through the ages. tonight is the grand unveiling of its latest incarnation at the ziegfeld theater in new york city and i will be posting as many pictures as i can on this forum, provided i can type through the tears… have a wonderful week!