Les Misérables will return to its original Broadway home at the Imperial Theatre in March 2014. This will mark the second Broadway revival of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony-award winning musical based on the classic Victor Hugo novel since the original Broadway production closed in 2003. The latest revival will be a revised production co-directed by the Laurence Connell and James Powell, directors of the current North American tour.
“I feel really blessed that not only has my new production of Les Misérables been embraced by audiences and critics alike, even more fervently than the original, but Phil Smith and Bob Wankel of The Shubert Organization have kindly arranged for me to bring Cosette back to her spiritual home on Broadway, the Imperial Theatre,” producer Cameron Mackintosh said in a statement.
The Broadway revival is likely to find a new audience among fans of the 2012 Academy Award-winning film starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman. The original West End production is still running in London 28 years after opening night, making it one of the longest running musicals of all time.
Previews of Les Misérables begin March 1, and opening night is set for March 23. Casting has yet to be announced, so we’ll be dreaming a dream of the perfect Valjean, Javert, and Fantine in the mean time. Who would you cast in the revival, Leaky readers? Let us know in the comments!
For more information on the Broadway revival and other international productions, check out lesmis.com.