Les Misérables DVDs/VOBs
("¤" signifies video I've watched all the way through).
These are all DVDs/VOBs, online videos are listed under the heading Les Misérables on the online videos page.
These are all DVDs/VOBs, online videos are listed under the heading Les Misérables on the online videos page.
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Les Misérables London 1988 Martin Smith (u/s Valjean), Clive Carter (Javert), Kathleen Rowe
McAllen (Fantine), Maurice Clark (Marius u/s), Jayne Draper (Éponine), Jacinta Mulcahy (Cosette), David George (Enjolras), Cameron Stewart (u/s Grantaire)
Pro-shot. Generation loss as expected, static lines along the bottom of the picture and rather poor sound. Not very bad, I'm honestly more bothered by the lack of life in the ensemble. Neither Smith not Stewart appear to have been official covers for their respective roles.
Apparently, two versions exist of this. This I assume is the more common one (the other is described as very dark in certain scenes, something I haven't noticed in this one), but please note that I've yet to actually compare the two side by side.
Les Misérables 1989 Sydney Cast Normie Rowe, John Diedrich, Debbie Byrne, Marina Prior, Peter Cousens, Laura Hamilton, Anthony Warlow, Bill Zappa, Robyn Arthur, Brian Rooney , Tobi Monique Harris
Australian Day concert. Includes footage from the after-show party etc. Generation loss as expected.
Les Misérables London 28 December 1991 Stig Rossen (Jean Valjean), Paul Leonard (Javert), Meredith Braun (Eponine), Darryl Knock, Mike Sterling, Sarah Hane Hassell, Jenna Russell
Full stage shot, no zooms. Includes some extras in the form of a hastily cobbled together "documentary", containing:
1) Pro-shot footage from the Original Broadway cast (beggars verse of AtEotD/ne Day More/Bring Him Home)
2) parts of a German-language documentary, seemingly showcasing the Hungarian production
3) a showreel + Castle on a Cloud, taken from the documentary "Beyond the Barricade"
Les Misérables Amsterdam 1991/1992 Henk Poort (Valjean), Peter de Smet (u/s Javert), Pia Douwes (Fantine), Vera Mann (Éponine), Danny de Munk, Joke de Kruijf (Cosette), Uwe Kröger (Enjolras)
Pro-shot or very well-filmed cam, no small files. Not a good cast.
Les Misérables Paris 1992 Robert Marien (Valjean), Patrick Rocca (Javert), Louise Pitre (Fantine), Laurent Gendron (Thénardier), Marie France Roussel (Mme T), Marius (Jérôme Pradon (Marius), Stéphanie Martin (Éponine), Marie Zamora (Cosette), Julien Combey (Enjolras),
Includes the entire first act and the second from the Wedding Chorale until the end of the very long curtain call. Filmed from the left balcony, but you don't really miss anything important (some of Thénardiers gang in "Javert's Intervention" is the only thing as far as I recall). ¤
Les Misérables Hungary 1995 - Máté Kamarás (Valjean)
Hungarian school/youth production. quite good picture quality (somewhat deteriorated), excellently filmed ("pro-shot") with great sound. According to another trader: "Also included is backstage footage of the cast between acts and some rehearsal footage at the end which features interviews with the director, Máté and some of the other cast members." I've personally only glanced at it, but performances generally seem to be good (Enjolras seems to be utterly unable to sing on pitch, though). Uploaded file is an ISO file, so if you'd like to watch it on your computer rather than burn it right away you'll have to extract the VOB files first. This is a very simple process I'd be happy to guide you through.
Les Misérables Duisburg (Germany) 1996 Jerzy Jeszke, Harty Rudolz, Sanni Luis, Cornelia Drese, Martin Berger, Felix Martin, Anne Welte, Tom Zahner, Willi Welp, Jens Janke, Frank Logemann, Kristin Hölck, Evelyn Werner, Andre Bauer, Tracy Plester
Multi-cam pro-shot, quite lovely.
Les Misérables 24 August 1997 - Chelmsford (England) Jeff Leyton, Michael McCarthy, Ruthie Henshall, Matthew Cammelle, Frances Ruffelle, Annalene Beechey, David Bardsley, Chris Langham, Gay Soper
Concert. According to another trader: "Pro shot, recorded through the concert’s big-screen cameras which relayed the action on stage to the massive crowd, this is a brilliantly clear DVD with fantastic close-ups. Audio fed in from soundboard. Humorous part at the end where the announcement is made to the crowd about getting home, just a real juxtaposition of the previous brilliance… “One Day More!”...“For those heading to Chelmsford Railway station or getting a coach, could you please leave by exit 3.” "
Les Magical Miztory tour (10 years of Pent Up Angst)
Sydney, Australia, 9th of April 1998 Dave Willetts (Valjean), Rachael Beck (Fantine), William Zappa (Thénardier), David Campbell (Marius), Theresa Borg (Cosette), Natalie Mendoza (Éponine), , Scott Irwin (Enjolras), Chris Fennessy, cast and crew of Les Mis.
Pro-shot for video, made for cast & crew only. Very entertaining show. Contains pre-show footage shot by Chris Fennessy and a trailer for a similar show by the Phantom cast, "Phantomime". Quality is good, I believe the sound is patched in from the soundboard - on two-three occassions it falls out, but it never lasts for more than a second or so. ¤
As explained by another trader: "Cast & crew of Australia's Les Mis. in their annual Easter Charity benefit, each of Cameron Mackintosh's Australian shows participates at midnight after their regular performances. These shows feature the cast members parodying songs and other shows, with a slight tilt towards their own productions."
(If I claim to not find it when you ask, remind me that I have it burned to disc)
Les Misérables Broadway 3/6/99 Fred Inkley, Alice Ripley, David Masenheimer, Peter Lockyer, Megan Lawrence
According to another trader: "Missing first 5 minutes of video with sound intact and the “Confrontation-Master of the House” scene doesn't sound good but otherwise a clear video with good sound (...)"
Les Misérables London 12 November 1999 John Owen-Jones, John Stacey (u/s Javert, 2nd cover), Gunilla Backman (Fantine), Jane Horn (Éponine), Tom Lucas (Marius), Jaime Farr (u/s Cosette), Mark Powell (u/s Enjolras), Cameron Blakely (Thénardier), Joanna Mays (Mme T)
Les Misérables Duisburg (Germany) 13 November 1999 Dennis Dubbin (u/s Jean Valjean), Kaspar Holmboe (u/s Javert), Jacqueline Braun (u/s Fantine), Michael Shawn Lewis (Marius), Melanie May Po (u/s Éponine), Wiebke Wötzel (u/s Cosette), Alexander Zamponi (Thénardier), Kati Farkas (Mme Thénardier), Paul Donkers (Enjolras)
"Transfer from first-generation, good quality and a superb cast, shot from upper right mezzanine."
Les Misérables Duisburg (Germany) 28 November 1999 Charles Fornara, Hartwig Rudolz, Maya Hakvoort, Jacqueline Braun, Michael Shawn Lewis, Lilani Marti, Paul Donkers, Claus Dam, Kati Farkas, Dennis Dubbin
Pro-shot, from tripod at the back of the stalls. Closing night. According to the trader I got it from "Awesome filming! The cast is incredible, and the audience energy is high and they go wild. Highly recommended."
Les Misérables Los Angeles 7 February 2000 (3rd NT) Ivan Rutherford (Valjean), Stephen Bishop (Javert), Joan Almedilla (Fantine), Tim Howar (Marius), Sutton Foster (Éponine), Regan Thiel (Cosette), Kevin Earley (Enjolras), Aymee Garcia (Mme Thenardier), J.P. Dougherty (Thenardier), Trent Blanton (Grantaire), Christopher Carlson (Gavroche), Stephanie Mieko Cohen (Little Cosette), Ben Davis (Feuilly)
2 discs. Focusses a bit too much on Sutton Foster, perhaps, but a great cast for the most part. Sometimes mislabelled 27th of February.
Les Misérables Broadway 3 October 2001 Matinee Ivan Rutherford, Shuler Hensley, Jaquelyn Piro, Catherine Brunell, Peter Lockyer, Melissa Minyard (Cosette u/s), Ben Davis (Enjolras)
Begins when Valjean reaches the field in "On Parole", a little less than 5 minutes into the show.
Les Misérables Broadway 25 May 2002 John Cudia (u/s Valjean), Joseph Mahowald, Jacquelyn Piro, Sandra Turley (Cosette), Peter Lockyer (Marius), Nick Wyman, Betsy Joslyn, Diana Kaarina, David Gagnon
Said to be (a) "Good capture, the camera wanders at times, and a little dark, with a very good sound."
Les Misérables Broadway 1 July 2002 J. Mark McVey (Jean Valjean), Phillip Hernandez (Javert), Jacqueline Piro (Fantine), Diana Kaarina (Eponine), Stephen Brian Patterson (Marius), Stephanie Waters (Cosette), David Gagnon (u/s Enjolras), Nick Wyman (Mr Thénardier), Karen Elliot (Mme Thénardier)
2 disc. If I claim to not find it, remind me that I have this burned to disc.
Les Misérables London 19 + 25 July 2002 Hans-Peter Janssens (Valjean), Jerome Pradon (Javert), Carmen Cusack (Fantine), Caroline Sheen (Éponine), Jody Crosier (Marius), Sarah Lane (Cosette), Jason McCann (Enjolras), Stephen Tate (Thénardier), Mandy Holliday (Mme Thénardier), Wain Douglas (Grantaire)
Footage from two different performances.
Les Misérables Broadway 19 November 2002 J. Mark McVey (Jean Valjean), David Masenheimer (Javert), Lauren Kennedy (Fantine), Nick Wyman (Thénardier), Diana Kaarina (Eponine), Christopher Mark Peterson (Enjolras), Kevin Kern (Marius), Sandra Turley (Cosette), James Chip Leonard (Bishop), Robert Hunt (Foreman)
2 discs. Very nice, great cast. ¤. According to another trader: "Excellent quality picture and sound. Follows the action well - mostly zooms but wide angles too where necessary. A very professional recording capturing every moment."
(If I claim to not find it when you ask, remind me that I have it burned to disc)
Les Misérables Broadway 18 May 2003 Highlights Randal Keith, Michael McCarthy, Jayne Paterson, Kevin Kern, Diana Kaarina, Sandra Turley, Christopher Mark Peterson, Nick Wyman, Aymee Garcia, David McDonald
65 minutes long highlights. Final Broadway performance. The numbers included are One Day More, On My Own, Bring Him Home, A Little Fall Of Rain, Javert's Suicide, Empty Chairs At Empty Tables, and the Finale. Also includes the curtain speeches and scenes from a high school performance (cast includes Skylar Astin as Javert)
Les Misérables Bømlo (Norway) 2004 Rein Alexander (Jean Valjean), Ståle Ytterli (Javert), Grethe Svensen (Fantine), Heine Totland (Marius), Margrete Lund Skorpen (Cosette), Britt-Synnøve Johansen (Eponine), Sigurd Sele (Enjolras), Helge Jordal (Thenardier), Elin Hestflått (Madame Thenardier), Øystein Kausrud (Grantaire), Amalie Habbestad (Little Cosette), Håvard S. Halvorsen (Gavroche)
2 discs, multi-cam proshot. Non-replica production, staged in an outdoor arena (Moster Amfi).
Les Misérables Berlin 27 June 2004 (Tag der offenen Tür) Uwe Kröger, Martin Pasching, Kasper Holmboe, Ulrich Wiggers, Veit Schäfermeier, Eva Maria Bender, Lucius Wolter, Marcel Meyer, Henriette Grawwert, Carl van Wegberg, Valerie Link
Good quality video (pro-shot from soundbooth, I think), entertaining show. "Open Day". The cast covers songs from other musicals, several in Les Mis costume. Point of origin of the Javert/Enjolras "Die Schatten Werden Länger" video, among other things. Songs from Annie Get Your Gun, Elisabeth, Rent, Kristina från Duvemåla and many others (mostly in German, one song each in Swedish and English, respectively) ¤
Les Misérables London 14 July 2004 Sean Kingsley, Michael McCarthy, Joanna Ampil, Gary Tushaw, Gemma Wardle, Lydia Griffiths, Oliver Thornton, Stephen Tate, Katy Secombe
According to another trader: "Wonderful video. Lots of head obstruction in the beginning but then the filmer seems to get a different angle and the rest of the show is beautifully shot. Clear digital picture with great sound."
Les Misérables - London - 27/29 (?) October 2004 Tim Godwin (u/s Valjean), Michael McCarthy, Joanna Ampil, Kelly-Anne Gower (u/s Eponine), Ramin Karimloo, Daniel Reeves (u/s Marius), Julia Möller, Stephen Tate, Katy Secombe, Matt Harrop (Grantaire)
Highlights, focussed on Ramin Karimloo. Run time: 40 min.
Act 1 = Students in Look Down, Stars, ABC Café - DYHtPS, One Day More
Act 2 = Upon These Stones, ALFoR->First Attack, Finale
File folder is labelled 27th of October, but I've never seen it listed as anything but 29th.
Excellent video, though primarily for fans due to its choppy nature. Stage Right blocked, but you don't really miss anything. Wonderful cast (except Thénardier IMO), Reeves and McCarthy are among my favourites and Ramin is truly very enjoyable to watch. Really liked what I saw of Gower's Éponine too, though that was admittedly very little. ¤
Les Misérables Berlin 19th December 2004 Chris Murray (Valjean), Christian Alexander Müller (Javert), Henriette Grawwert (Fantine), Heike Schmitz (Mme Thénardier), Cusch Jung (Thénardier), Jana Stelley (Éponine), Lucius Wolter (Marius), Mirjam Zipf (Cosette), Martin Pasching (Enjolras), Frithjof Gernentz (Gavroche), Lisa Herold (kleine Cosette), Veit Schäfermeier (Grantaire),
Frank Loman (Bischof von Digne/Lesgles), Seth Lerner (Bamatabois/Courfeyrac), Marc Clear (Foreman/Brujon), Mark Derichs (Combeferre), Marcus Henzel (Feuilly), Nico Gaik (Joly), Rory Six (Prouvaire), Tillmann Schnieders (Montaparnasse), Oliver Mülich (Babet/Armeeoffizier), Marcel Meyer (Claquesous),
Gloria Jerichau (kleine Eponine), Eva-Maria Bender, Simone Geyer, Lilian Marti, Claudia Reinhard, Raimata Templeton, Gerlinde Vliegenthart, Mirel Zeeman
Indianapolis (3NT) 14 July 2006 (Philadelphia, March 17, 2006?) Randal Keith (Valjean), Robert Hunt (Javert), Joan Almedilla (Fantine), Jennifer Butt (Mme. Thenardier), Fabio Polanco (Thenardier), Melissa Lyons (Eponine), Victor Wallace (Enjolras), Adam Jacobs (Marius), Leslie Henstock (Cosette)
2 discs. According to another trader: Act 1 starts with ‘Yellow ticket of leave’, act 2 also misses the very first minutes and starts with ‘Hey, little boy, what’s this I see?’. Very clear image and good sound. Nice closeups. Quality: A. DVD menu states the date and place are Indianapolis, July 14, 2006, but in many trader’s lists this
video is labeled as March 17, 2006.
Les Misérables London 6 May 2006 Tim Godwin (u/s Jean Valjean), Cornell John (Javert), Kerry Ellis (Fantine), Hayden Tee (Marius), Julia Moller (Cosette), Amanda Jane-Callaghan (u/s Eponine), Nolan Dark (u/s Enjolras), Barry James (Thenardier), Tracie Bennett (Madame Thenardier)
Great cast! ¤
Les Misérables Tecklenburg 2006 (Germany) Christopher Murray (Valjean), Marc Clear (Javert), Jana Werner (Fantine), Mia Kirsch (Little Cosette), Dominic Niedenzu/Nils Abremis (Gavroche), Barbara Köhler (Éponine), Martin Berger (Thénardier), Katja Berg (Mme. Thénardier), Alen Hodzcovic (Marius), Elisabeth Ebner (Cosette), Michael Eisenburger (Enjolras)
Wonderfully shot outdoor performance, probably as "pro"-shot as possible given the outdoor arena. Jana Werner is great, and I quite like Chris Murray and Michael Eisenburger (though the latter mostly for laughs). Great non-replica production, cleverly choreographed. I'm quite in love. Javert forgets his lines in Fantine's Arrest, and so does Prouvaire when he's supposed to say "Now the people will fight!" (but bonus points for being my favourite Prouvaire ever!). Drink With Me reprise is included, but "Take the bastard now..." missing. Curtain call included as well. Highly recommended! ¤
Les Misérables London 8 October 2006 Colm Wilkinson, Michael Ball, Patti Lupone, Rebecca Caine, Susan Jane Tanner, Clive Carter, Peter Polycarpou, Trevor Nunn, 2006 Cast
21st anniversary celebration. Multi-cam pro-shot. Not the show itself! The video begins at the show's curtain call, then covers the appearances from the original London cast. Speeches from Colm Wilkinson and Trevor Nunn, Colm Wilkinson sings Bring Him Home, Patti Lupone sings I Dreamed a Dream, Elaine Paige sings Memory, then current cast and original cast unite to sing One Day More. About half an hour long. ¤
Les Misérables Broadway Revival 11 November 2006 Victor Hawks (u/s Jean Valjean), Norm Lewis (Javert), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Fantine), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Eponine), Adam Jacobs (Marius), Aaron Lazar (Enjolras), Ali Ewoldt (Cosette), Drew Sarich (Grantaire), Gary Beach (Thénardier), Jenny Galloway (Mme. Thénardier), Tess Adams (Little Cosette)
"First minute sound only. After that good video. A little dark in some places. Great sound." Also includes some extras.
Les Misérables Broadway Revival 17 February 2007 Alexander Gemignani (Valjean), Norm Lewis (Javert), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Fantine), Adam Jacobs (Marius), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Éponine), Ali Ewoldt (Cosette), Drew Sarich (u/s Enjolras), Gary Beach (Thénardier), Jenny Galloway (Mme T), Stephen Trafton (u/s Grantaire)
2 discs. Fans of Enjolras, beware! Drew's characterisation is...unusual.
Les Misérables Broadway Revival 12 May 2007 Alexander Gemignani (Valjean), Drew Sarich (u/s Javert), Lea Salonga (Fantine), Adam Jacobs (Marius), Mandy Bruno (Eponine), Ali Ewoldt (Cosette), Max von Essen (Enjolras), Gary Beach (Thenardier), Ann Harada (Madame Thenardier), Stephen Trafton (u/s Grantaire)
2 discs, very nicely shot. This DVD also includes part of the 24 February 2007 evening performance, the Prologue until the first few notes of At the End of the Day.
Les Misérables Broadway Revival 1 June 2007 Alexander Gemignani (Valjean), Ben Davis (Javert), Lea Salonga (Fantine), Gary Beach (Thénardier), Ann Harada (Mme Thénardier), Marissa McGowan (Éponine), Ali Ewoldt (Cosette), Doug Kreeger (Marius), Max Von Essen (Enjolras)
According to another trader: Crystal clear picture, sound and facial definition. Rather steady and unobstructed throughout. Zoomed in. Well lit stage. Filmed from right side of mez. Act 2 starts 2 min into the show.
Les Misérables Broadway Revival 24 August 2007 Drew Sarich, Robert Hunt, Nikki Renee Daniels (u/s Fantine), Adam Jacobs, Megan McGinnis, Ali Ewoldt, Chip Zien, Becca Ayers (u/s Mme Thenardier), Brian D'Addario, Max von Essen, Michael Minarik
2 disc DVD. Wonderful cast, very nice close-ups! Technical difficulties with the set during Look Down leads to a repeat of Gavroche's lines. End of act one on disc 2. ¤
Les Miserables North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly MA - October 23rd 2007 Fred Inkley (Valjean), Devin Richards (Javert), Jacquelyn Piro Donovan (Fantine), Charles Hagerty (Marius), Joanne Javien (Éponine), Renée Brna (Cosette), Charlie Brady (Enjolras), Ron Wisniski (Thénardier), Inga Ballard (Madame Thénardier)
Pro-shot dress rehearsal of the Northeast Regional Premiere. Theatre-in-the-round, so obviously sometimes a bit awkwardly filmed.
Les Misérables Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia 17 May 2008 Matinee Hugh Panaro, Paul Schoeffler, Jessica Bogart, Laura Gwynne Yaros, Dawn Spence, Scott Greer, Dante Mignucci, Christina DeCicco, Jeffrey Coon, Josh Young, Julie Craig
Non-replica production, seems to be missing the beginning of ECaET, otherwise decent. Most of Valjean's Soliloquy and some of At the End of the Day are covered up, heads are pretty much continuously visible/in the way. ¤
Les Misérables Amsterdam 2008 (Dutch Revival) Rene van Kooten (Valjean), Wim van den Driessche (Javert), Jamai Loman (Marius), Nurlaila Karim (Fantine), Suzan Seegers (Cosette), Celine Purcell (Eponine), Freek Bartels (Enjolras)
Pro-shot, rare. "The First Run Through in the Rehearsal Studio, Without Set and Costumes. It was made for the cast members of Les Miserables. Also some interviews with cast members are on the dvd."
Les Misérables Rotterdam 2008 (Dutch Revival) Rene Van Kooten (Jean Valjean), Wim van den Driessche (Javert), Nurlaila Karum (Fantine), Jamai Loman (Marius), Suzan Seegers (Cosette), Celine Purcell (Eponine), Freek Bartels (Enjolras), Gerben Grimmius (u/s Thenardier), Marjolein Algera (Mme. Thenardier), Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyze (Bamatabois cover), Steven Colombeen (Courfeyrac cover)
2 discs. Probable date: 26 August 2008. Really lovely DVD, both in regards to the quality and the filming. Recorded from the left balcony. Strong cast, though I dislike Javert and Enjolras is rather sodd. I'm particularly fond of this Grantaire. This is a replica production, pretty much identical to the one in London. Brief moments of colour washout on three occasions on the second disc, seems like the camera was switched to night mode as an experiment. ¤
Les Misérables Hollywood Bowl Concert 9 August 2008 J. Mark McVey (Jean Valjean), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Javert), Melora Hardin (Fantine), Lea Michele (Éponine), John Lloyd Young (Marius), Michele Maika (Cosette), Tom Lowe (Enjolras)
Cam video capturing the pro-shot screen-transmission intended for the audience. The show has been edited down quite severely to fit the desired timeframe
Les Misérables Hollywood Bowl Concert 10 August 2008 J. Mark McVey (Jean Valjean), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Javert), Melora Hardin (Fantine), Lea Michele (Éponine), John Lloyd Young (Marius), Tom Lowe (Enjolras), Michele Maika (Cosette), Michael McCormick (Thènardier), Ruth Williamson (Madame Thènardier), Maddie Levy (Young Cosette), Sage Ryan (Gavroche)
2 discs. Good cam video. I've grown quite fond of the Enjolras and Valjean actors. The show has been edited down quite severely to fit the desired timeframe. ¤
Les Miserables London September 2008 Drew Sarich. Richard Woodford (u/s Javert), Allyson Brown, Jackie Marks, Jimmy Johnstone, Jon Robyns, Nancy Sullivan, Leanne Dobinson, David Thaxton.
2 discs. Castle on a Cloud, Master of the House and Dog Eats Dog are mising. Act 2 starts at Valjean reading Marius' letter. Camera sometimes slides out of focus, among other things, the entire In My Life/Heart Full of Love sequence is blurry. I love Richard's Javert, however, David doesn't seem to be entirely on top of his game for this performance.
Also includes a 1 hour highlights version of another performance in September (which among other scenes includes all the scenes missing on the other date) with Earl Carpenter as Javert, Jonathan Williams as Valjean and Mark Dugdale as Enjolras (Mark appears only briefly; in ODM and when Valjean asks for his reward). ¤
Les Miserables, Ballarat (Australia) 2009 Andy McCalman, George Tsatsakis, Bridget Davis
2 discs. Pro-shot, single camera with zoom. Beautiful picture and good sound. ¤
Relatively minimalistic non-replica production, with certain elements such as the gate at Rue Plumet clearly inspired by the original. I'd say the casting directors dug deep into the local cast pool - it seems that for a change the main characters were hired mainly based on singing ability, rather than that of acting. The younger main characters are the highlights (how often is Enjolras the definite highlight of any production?). Ensemble, on the other hand, does not contain the best voices. What really bothers me is the extremely static blocking - people quite simply fail to respond to the cues other actors offer them. This leads me to strongly believe to that is a community theatre production or something of the kind - these are certainly not professional actors, and if they are... I despair for their chances of being rehired.
Absolutely watchable, there's some talent here and mostly everything post-Stars is genuinely enjoyable (there are a few moments earlier on in the show too, of course).
(If I claim to not find it when you ask, remind me that I have these burned to disc)
Les Misérables Paris (25th Ann. Tour) 20 June 2010 John Owen Jones (Valjean), Earl Carpenter (Javert), Madalena Alberto (Fantine), Luke Kempner (Marius [u/s]), Rosalind James (Eponine), Katie Hall (Cosette), Ashley Artus (Thénardier). Lynne Wilmot (Madame Thénardier), Jon Robyns (Enjolras), Jordi Clark (Gavroche), Adam Linstead (Grantaire), Unknown (cover Montparnasse)
Performed in English. Act 1 starts at the Foreman reading Fantine's letter in "At the End of the Day", Act 2 with "Drink With Me" (includes Curtain Call though). Follows action nicely enough, no obvious obstructions, excellent menus. However, extremely unsteady camera - shakes slightly throughout the whole show, as if the filmer didn't have anything to rest the camera on. Also, frequently out of focus or action hard-to-make-out due to poor lighting (the latter an enduring fault of the production).
Les Misérables London (25th Ann. Tour, Barbican) 17 September 2010 Christopher Jacobsen (u/s Valjean), Earl Carpenter (Javert), Madalena Alberto (Fantine), Gareth Gates (Marius), Katie Hall (Cosette), Rosalind James (Eponine), Jon Robyns (Enjolras), Ashley Artus (Thénardier), Lynne Wilmot (Mme Thénardier), Max Griesbach (Gavroche), Adam Linstead (Grantaire)
2 discs, stunningly beautiful DVDs. I'm not a fan of the production, though.
Les Misérables O2 Arena 3 October 2010 Matinee (25th Anniversary Concert) Alfie Boe (Valjean), Norm Lewis (Javert), Lea Salonga (Fantine), Matt Lucas (Thénardier), Jenny Galloway (Mme Thénardier), Nick Jonas (Marius), Samantha Barks (Éponine), Katie Hall (Cosette), Ramin Karimloo (Enjolras), Hadley Fraser (Grantaire), Robert Madge (Gavroche), Mia Jenkins (Little Cosette), etc.
2 discs. Incomplete, begins during "Valjean's Soliloquy" and ends during Boublil's post-show speech. Skips The Confrontation. Earl Carpenter joins the original cast as Javert in the encore of One Day More.
Very good video, great use of zoom. (This is not the same performance as the one on the official DVD, in case you are wondering. Honestly, the parts I've watched so far are actually generally better than the corresponding official DVD capture, performance-wise.
Les Misérables Madrid 28 October/November (?) 2010 Gerónimo Rauch (Valjean), Ignasi Vidal (Javert), Virginia Carmona (Fantine), Guido Balzaretti (Marius), Talía del Val (Cosette), Lydia Fairén (Éponine), Daniel Diges (Enjolras), Enrique R. del Portal (Thénardier), Eva Diago (Mme Thénardier)
Fullstage proshot (no zooms); extended highlights. Missing most solo numbers and the whole Rue Plumet sequence.
Les Misérables Millburn 12 December 2010 (US 25th Ann. Tour) Ron Sharpe (alt. Valjean), Andrew Varela (Javert), Betsy Morgan (Fantine), Chasten Harmon (Eponine), Jenny Latimer (Cosette), Jeremy Hays (Enjolras), Justin Scott Brown (Marius), John Rapson (u/s Thénardier), Shawna M. Hamic (Mme. Thénardier)
Les Misérables London, 2011 Jonathan Williams (alt. Jean Valjean), Norm Lewis, Rebecca Seale, Katy Secombe, Martin Ball, Gareth Gates, Samantha Barks, AJ Callaghan (u/s Cosette), Killian Donnelly
Missing ‘At the End of the Day’ intro, cutting from the end of Valjean’s Soliloquy to the foreman’s verse in AtEotD. Shot from the far back of the Stalls, possibly from an elevated posision since it captures all the action on the stage perfectly, without having to shoot around any heads (standing room?). This leads to the bridge in Look Down being blocked by the Dress Circle overhang (the barricades pretty much escape this fate, only a couple of heads briefly blocked in the Final Battle). Excellent capture.
Jonathan is my favourite Valjean, so I'll definitely go back to watch his scenes later on, but Killian... liked him in the ensemble. His characterisation of Enjolras, however, strikes me as thoroughly unlikable and his voice sometimes seems too thin for the role. He does hit the three most important notes though - in Look Down even with a charming Irish (I would assume) lilt.
La Mirada 22 June 2014 James Barbour (Valjean), Randall Dodge (Javert), Cassandra Murphy (Fantine), Kimberly Hessler (Cosette), Nathaniel Irvin (Marius), Anthony Fedorov (Enjolras), Valerie Rose Curiel (Éponine), Jeff Skowron (Thénardier), Meeghan Holaway (Mme T), Jude Mason (Gavroche), Michael Stone Forrest (Bishop), Emilie LaFontaine (Little Cosette), Olivia Knox (Young Éponine)
Closing Night. 2 discs.
"There are heads at the bottom and sides that block the actors legs at the front of the stage, particularly on the left, but they are worked around very well and all of the action can be seen. There are no blackouts, no washout, and the video is steady. It’s filmed in 16:9 with a mix of wides, mediums, and close-ups, and the sound is excellent as usual. Includes curtain call, James’s farewell speech, and playbill scans."