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“Les Miserables” Comes to Asia; Will it Finally Land in Manila?

In 2016, Cameron Mackintosh’s musical production of “Les Miserables” will be touring the countries in Asia. Based from Victor Hugo’s French novel, Les Miserables is still making new box office records. Now on its 30th year, the legendary musical production will now be experienced by people in Asia.

The global theater sensation has already been watched by over 70 million people all over the world. It has been shown in 43 countries and have already been translated in 22 languages. However, since it has been on stage since 1980, the legendary musical has never premiered in the Philippines.

The Cast of Les Miserables on their 25th Anniversary Concert  Photo Credit: Yuni Dewi
The Cast of Les Miserables on their 25th Anniversary Concert
Photo Credit: Yuni Dewi

Les Miserables has already been brought to Korea and Japan and is now being staged in Perth and will be brought to Sydney, Australia as well this year. As for the official schedule on its tour in Asia, Les Miserables’ official website  does not have details yet.

The Cast of Les Miserables Korea Photo Credit: Korea.net
The Cast of Les Miserables Korea
Photo Credit: Korea.net

Is there a great chance to bring Les Miserables in the Philippines?

Inspired by the Facebook page, Petition to bring Wicked in Manila, a Facebook account named Petition to bring Les Miserables in Manila was created last year. The website which features facts and updates of the said musical, currently has over 1,000 petitioners and counting.

The Facebook Page "Petition to Bring Les Miserables to Manila" currently has over 1,000 petitioners
The Facebook Page “Petition to Bring Les Miserables to Manila” currently has over 1,000 petitioners

According to an article from Broadway World, the Ozian musical show Wicked was brought to Manila with the influence of the Petition to bring Wicked in Manila Facebook page which had 700 petitioners before the musical was brought to the Philippines. Will the Petition to bring Les Miserables in Manila bring the same result? That, we will have to find out.

The Facebook page Petition to Bring Wicked in Manila was influential in bringing the musical to the Philippines
The Facebook page Petition to Bring Wicked in Manila was influential in bringing the musical to the Philippines


Currently, there are no updates yet if the musical will be shown in the Philippines. Will it finally land in Manila next year? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Written by G.A. Viray

G.A. had a lot of professional working experiences in different fields and industries before finally deciding to write articles in 2014. She is a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian who also has a passion for teaching, training and facilitating. More than all her skills and passions, she is very much grateful that she is blessed with an adorable daughter and a loving husband.

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