Spent Saturday with my daughter in Seattle. She bought tickets for us to see Les Mis. Turned out it was the touring company's last night in Seattle. They did a bang-up job and got standing ovations and took an extra bow at the end. Javert on wires! The whole thing was re-staged from the original productions that I have seen over the last 21 years. (NYC, London, twice in Irvine, California, Seattle 5 years ago) Many new changes in costumes and also changes in some of the dialog/song lyrics.
My daughter sent me this link yesterday. Los Angeles cast doing a parody of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys:http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/07/cast-of-les-miserables-parodies-jay-z-and-alicia-keys.html