‘Les Miserables’ a passionate success, from the epic scale to the small details

Nick Cartell plays the former convict Jean Valjean in the touring production of “Les Miserables” now at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.

Touring production tackles the huge Victor Hugo narrative with a laser focus.

It’s been well over 30 years since the now-iconic logo of “Les Miserables” — a sad-faced urchin set before a tattered flag — announced the London premiere of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s sprawling take on Victor Hugo’s doorstop novel.

The musical seemed an unlikely hit for numerous reasons. Among them: It is about the French revolution that nobody really remembers,…

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