Man The Barricades – Les Miz In The Record Books!

“This weekend Les Misérables will prove the doubters wrong and set a benchmark when it becomes the world’s longest-running musical. Apart from the 21 years it has been running in London, a further 56 professional companies have opened it in 38 countries and 223 cities. With more than 38,000 professional performances worldwide, an astonishing – and estimated – 54 million people have seen it.”

Penumbra In The Black

The Penumbra Theatre, the Twin Cities’ leading company focusing on African-American work, operated with a surplus for the third season in a row. “Penumbra also announced that by June it will retire its debt, which ballooned to more than $500,000 in 2002. The debt, described as an albatross, triggered the company’s restructuring program.”