PRLog - Dec. 13, 2012 - New York, N.Y. - In honor of the release of Les Misérables the motion picture, set to open nationwide on Christmas Day, Music Theatre International (MTI) is presenting the “24,601 Faces of Les Misérables Sweepstakes (http://www.mtishowspace.com/
MTI presents the "24,601 Faces of Les Misérables Sweepstakes”
· a Les Misérables Libretto autographed by the show’s creators
· an assortment of motion picture promotional materials
· the novel by Victor Hugo
· an original Broadway cast recording
· Les Misérables in Concert 25th Anniversary DVD
To enter, participants must follow the following steps:
1) Upload a photo/video of yourself either from a production of Les Misérables / Les Misérables School Edition in which you were involved, a video describing your favorite Les Misérables moment, or a photo/video of yourself and friends at a showing of the film.
2) Give your photo/video a title.
3) Provide a brief description of your photo/video.
4) Tag your picture with 24601.
Entries will be accepted until January 3, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Every Friday during the Sweepstakes (December 14, 21, 28, January 4) a winner will be randomly selected and announced on Facebook (facebook.com/
Facts and Figures
Les Misérables has been performed so many times and in so many places that its statistics are always changing. The LES MISÉRABLES Official Website (http://www.lesmis.com/
When Les Misérables celebrated its 21st London birthday on October 8th, 2006, it became the world’s longest running musical, surpassing the record previously held by Cats in London’s West End.
In January 2010, the West End production broke another record by celebrating its historic 10,000th performance.
Les Misérables has been translated into 21 different languages. (English, Japanese, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, German, Polish, Swedish, Dutch, Danish, French, Czech, Castillian, Mauritian Creole, Flemish, Finnish, Argentinian, Portuguese, Estonian and Mexican Spanish).
Productions have played in 43 countries and over 300 cities.
The production has played over 47,000 professional performances giving a total audience figure of more than 60 million people worldwide.
Les Misérables has won over 70 major theatre awards including an Olivier, Tony & Grammy.
There have been over 40 cast recordings of Les Misérables including albums, singles and the symphonic.
Largest Single Live Audience: 125,000 people at the 1989 Australia Day concert in Sidney
Largest Broadcast Audience: 400 million viewers in 197 countries during the 1996 European Football Championship starring 250 cast members
The original production, still running in London has approximately 101 cast and crew directly involved in every performance (not including front of house staff, ticket sales, wardrobe staff, set contractors, maintenance, office staff, advertising and publicity.) Each performance entails 392 costumes consisting of over 5000 items of clothing and 85 wigs.
Les Misérables gave 6680 performances on Broadway from February 28, 1987 to May 18, 2003. The production grossed $406,258,901.00 with an average ticket price of $46.00
The Motion Picture
The feature film version of Les Misérables hits theatres December 25, 2012 and stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. It is produced by Cameron Mackintosh with Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan of
Working Title and Universal Studios and is directed by Tom Hooper. Check out photos,
videos and more here http://www.lesmiserablesfilm.com/
LES MISÉRABLES SCHOOL EDITION
In May 2001 the LES MISÉRABLES SCHOOL EDITION was launched in the USA. Since then over 3000 school’s productions by over 150,000 school children in the US, UK and Australia have made it the most successful musical ever-produced in schools.
About Music Theatre International
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MTI is particularly dedicated to the idea of theatre as education and has created special collections for younger performers. The MTI Broadway Junior Collection® (http://www.mtishows.com/
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