Les Miserables Documentary Streams This Weekend for Free

Les Miserables Documentary Streams This Weekend for Free

Dive into the history of Les Miserables - the landmark musical and one of the greatest novels of the 19th century - in a new documentary now available to stream for free.

The 2013 film, titled "Les Misérables: The History of the World’s Greatest Story", follows the novel, stage musical, and 2012 film adaptation. 

Les Miserables is one of the most documented musicals in our database, with multiple staged concerts filmed through the years: The 10th-anniversary celebration, 25th anniversary at the O2 Arena, and the 2019 Staged Concert starring Alfie Boe and Michael Ball.

Here's how to catch the documentary, streaming tonight at 6PM ET:



This 2013 documentary by journalist Neil Sean goes back to the events of the Paris insurrection in 1832 and features excerpts from the restored 1978 Les Misérables film starring Anthony Perkins.

The film features interviews with London cast members from the stage production along with Hugh Jackman, Nick Jonas, Tom Hooper, Alfie Boe, Amanda Seyfried, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, and Anne Hathaway.

"Les Misérables: The History of the World’s Greatest Story" streams tonight at 6PM ET for free - the film will be available through Broadway on Demand's new "Broadway at Home" platform. A link to the stream has been added to our updating list of free streaming musicals and plays.

When Cameron Mackintosh decided to produce an English version of the Alain Boublil-Claude Michel Schönberg musical, the show received poor reviews from London critics, similarly to the publication of Victor Hugo's original 1862 novel.

Nearly forty years later, over 70 million people have witnessed the stage musical around the world with many more watching the 2012 film adaptation that grossed more than $400 million at the box office.