I was most impressed by the new staging. Incorporating digital media into a classic is always a tricky business. The set designer, Matt Kinley, has received a lot of slack for "modernizing" the longest running play on Broadway. I think it was an absolute success! He incorporates video projections based on paintings by Victor Hugo that give a better sense of the setting and enliven the dark stage. In two acts, the projections move with the actors, but not in a cheesy way, in a haunting way. The staging was never distracting, but always impressive and left me wondering "How did they do that?".
Photos of the staging aren't readily available, but the above pictures give a little glimpse of the pen and ink, washed out scenes originally painted by Hugo himself.
[other photo credits www.lesmis.com]