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Les Misérables (pronounced /leɪ ˈmɪzərɑːb/ or /leɪ ˌmɪzəˈrɑːb/; French pronunciation: [le mizeˈʁablə]), colloquially known as Les Mis or Les Miz /leɪ ˈmɪz/, is a musical composed in 1980 by French composer Claude-Michel Schönberg, with a French-language libretto by Alain Boublil.
The English-language adaptation, with libretto by Herbert Kretzmer, opened at the Barbican Centre in London, England on 8 October 1985. As of 2010, it was in its twenty-sixth year, and the third longest-running show in Broadway history. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End.