Does dissatisfaction lead to introspection? Does introspection lead to dissatisfaction? Neither one of these issues is guaranteed to trigger the other.
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The revival of Les Miserables comes weighted with history, and not just the French Revolution as Victor Hugo imagined it: a long running Broadway orig...
This isn't your grandfather's Les Miz. It's the new and enhanced-in-some-ways-diminished-in-others Les Miz, and it very much takes into account the movie and the possible expectations that it's planted in the eyes, ears and minds of ticket buyers.
During the 30-year period from 1970 to 2000, the wall between contemporary opera and musical theater was pretty thoroughly demolished.
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