Les Miserables Documentary Streams Free This Month

Les Miserables Documentary Streams Free This Month

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, worldwide.

The new documentary, titled "Les Misérables: The History of the World’s Greatest Story", looks at the impact of the original novel on readers, and gets an exclusive behind the scenes look at the creation of the stage musical and subsequent film adaptation. 

Here's how to catch the documentary, streaming all month for free:



This film by journalist Neil Sean starts by looking at the events of the Paris insurrection in 1832 and goes all the way to the 2012 movie adaptation starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman.

The documentary also manages to cover every major adaptation the original Victor Hugo novel - from the 1978 film starring Anthony Perkins to the original London production of the stage musical. 

"Les Misérables: The History of the World’s Greatest Story" streams now globally thanks to Broadway on Demand's new "Broadway at Home" platform. A link to the stream has been added to our list of free streaming musicals and plays.

Les Miserables is one of the most documented musicals of all time, with multiple versions filmed through the years. Available now to stream is the original 10th-anniversary celebration25th anniversary concert at the O2 Arena, and the 2019 Staged Concert starring Alfie Boe and Michael Ball.

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, similar 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.