'Les Miserables The Staged Concert' Breaks UK Live Stream Event Records
Event Cinema Association has announced today that the December 2nd cinema screening of 'Les Miserables - The Staged Concert' took £2,281,150 for the one night only event, making it the highest grossing one-night live event performance of all time in the UK.
Universal Pictures, who previously produced such live streams as "Billy Elliot The Musical Live" and the 25th anniversary performance of "Miss Saigon" will now re-enter the Top Ten titles of all time for the third time with this production of Les Miserables.
Commenting on the success, Cameron Mackintosh said:
“I have been thrilled with the overwhelming response to the sell-out “Les Misérables” season at the Gielgud so the news from Universal Pictures that yesterday’s live screening was the most successful ever of its kind in the UK is the cherry on the cake. That this has occurred in the 35th year of “Les Misérables” run on Shaftesbury Avenue, which continues at the rebuilt Sondheim Theatre, has to be a unique achievement in the history of Musical Theatre. My heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful artists who have appeared in the show everywhere in the world and to the public for their continued embrace of this timeless and ever contemporary musical”.
The special staged concert is expected to arrive on DVD, Blu-ray, and CD early 2020 from the Universal Pictures. Pre-Order Les Miserables - The Staged Concert on DVD and Blu Ray now.