Les Misérables was composed by Schönberg, and the lyrics were written by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer.
This story is set in early 19th-century France, the plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution.
An ensemble that includes prostitutes, student revolutionaries, factory workers, and others joins the lead characters.
The musical opened at the Barbican Centre in London, England on 8 October 1985.
It is the longest-running musical in the world, the second longest-running West End show after The Mousetrap, and the third longest-running show in Broadway history.