Off to see the new Les Mis on Broadway. It's in previews, which makes the tickets closer to affordable. I hope people swarm the ticket office and it runs forever!
And, just for the record,
- I saw the 1986 Broadway version, a reward for our office of General Electric. Heard Valjean and could not believe anyone could hit and hold those high notes. Yes, that was Colm W himself. Even though I knew the story, I dissolved in tears. A bit awkward for a computer programmer at GE, except that others were snuffling, too.
- Took my daughter to see the 2006 (?) B'way version. She had seen a weak late-90s movie, and expected to be bored. We both collapsed in tears.
- Daughter took me to see The Movie during opening week. Even though we both knew the story and had seen the show before (twice for me), we collapsed again. I started weeping about the time Fantine is thrown into the street, and each scene afterward was overwhelming.
So...wonder how long I'll last this time?