Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Broadway Musical

To complete our third day in NYC, we saw the Broadway musical, Les Misérables, at the Imperial Theatre, located at 249 W. 45th Street [between Broadway and 8th Street].  The musical is based on the French historical novel by Victor Hugo, published in 1862.  We couldn't go to NYC without going to Broadway.

The performance began at 7:30 p.m.

Set in early 19th century France, it is the story of a French peasant, Jean Valjean, who sought redemption after serving 19 years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister's starving son and her family.

Valjean, prisoner number 24601, is released on parole.  As a convict he is shunned and unable to find permanent work or lodging.  A bishop offers him food and shelter, but Valjean desperately steals his silver and flees.  When he is captured the bishop tells the police the silver was a gift. Humbled by the bishop's kindness, he breaks parole in an attempt to start a new life free from the stigma of his criminal past.  The rest of the story you must see or read for yourself.  

It was a great performance which lasted about three hours including intermission.  

Afterwards, we went to nearby Junior's on Broadway, famous for their cheesecake and deli sandwiches. 

I ordered their 'baked onion soup' and a slice of blueberry topped cheesecake.  Divine!

Then we took a taxi back to the guest house, and settled in for a good night's rest.  Only one more day left in NYC, and it was as action packed as all the others.


  1. I have not seen that musical (yet) but I know some of the music, and I'm told it is a wonderful show. I'm glad you could see it in NY! And that soup and cheesecake looks delicious.

  2. I am late to the Le Miz love since I only became a fan from the movie. Love the music and would love to see it on the stage. You have had a great trip!

  3. I've not seen this either, but I do know the music. It would be amazing to see on stage!

  4. That's our favorite musical! Love the Grace theme! Have seen it 8 times in London, in San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles and Reno...basically if it's close, we go! So glad you enjoyed it! Your snack looks yummy! Thanks for bringing back that wonderful show to mind...guess it's time to see it again!


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