Until the 1980 French musical production of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, nobody had ever read or heard about it in the whole history of literature. And until its 1985 West End performance in English, nobody even cared about it. A strong argument for the musical reinterpretation of other unread classics, like Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon and The Bible, by God, Les Miserables has been continuously performed somewhere for the last 28 years. Thrill to its now instantly-recognizable songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Stars," and "Master of the House" at Starlight Theater, through September 16.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays. Starts: Sept. 10. Continues through Sept. 16, 2008