Adams, Cudia, Peluso, Solo, Voytko Among Stars of Marriott's Les Miz, Feb. 13-May 11

News   Adams, Cudia, Peluso, Solo, Voytko Among Stars of Marriott's Les Miz, Feb. 13-May 11
 
Marriott Theatre's new production of the musical Les Misérables will feature John Cudia as Jean Valjean, Kathy Voytko as Fantine and Richard Todd Adams as Javert.
John Cudia heads the cast of Les Mis
John Cudia heads the cast of Les Mis

The production starting Feb. 13 in Lincolnshire, IL, represents one of a handful of regional theatre stagings permitted by the smash show's original producer, Cameron Mackintosh. Opening is Feb. 20. Performances will play through May 11.

Marriott's executive producer, Terry James, said in a statement, "We were thrilled when we received the call that Cameron Mackintosh chose us to be among the premiere productions of this incredible piece."

Previously, The Marriott Theatre received similar permission and staged Miss Saigon, Cats, Beauty and the Beast and The Producers following their commercial life on Broadway.

Inspired by the Victor Hugo novel, Les Misérables features a book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, and music by Claude-Michel Schönberg.

This Chicago-area Les Miz will be directed by multiple Jeff Award winner Dominic Missimi. Musical direction is by Brad Haak, who is currently the music director and conductor of Mary Poppins on Broadway. Cudia, recently seen in Chicago in the title role of The Phantom of the Opera, holds the distinct honor of being the first and only actor to have portrayed both Jean Valjean and the Phantom on Broadway. Adams was featured on Broadway in The Woman in White and The Pirate Queen. He played Raoul in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera for two years.

Kathy Voytko was last seen at the Marriott Theatre as Angie in the world premiere musical Once Upon A Time in New Jersey. Her Broadway credits include Oklahoma!, Nine and The Pirate Queen. She has starred in the national tours of Evita and The Phantom of the Opera.

The cast will also include Chris Peluso (Broadway's Assassins and Lestat) as Marius; Patrick Cummings as Enjolras; William Solo (who has played Valjean) as the Bishop of Digne; Leah Horowitz, fresh from Broadway's Les Miz revival, as Cosette; Anne Letscher (Broadway's recent Fiddler on the Roof) as Eponine; with Amy Arbizzani, Kevin Barthel, John Campen, Arielle Leigh Dayan, Anna Eilinsfeld, Michael Gerhart, Cory Goodrich, John Haas, Will Higgins, George Keating, Jonathan Levy, Catherine Lord, Christine Mild, Abby Mueller, Matthew Nicholson, Jonah Rawitz, Matthew Schatz, Stephen Schellhardt, Elianna Kate Schnittman, Catherine Smitko, Emily Thompson and Joseph Tokarz.

The artistic team for Les Misérables also includes set design by Tom Ryan, costume design by Nancy Missimi, lighting design by Diane Ferry Williams, sound design by Cecil Averett, properties design by Greg Isaac, fight choreography by Kevin Asselin and orchestral reductions by David Siegel. Musical staging is by Matt Raftery, and associate director is Rachel Rockwell. Patti Garwood conducts the Marriott Theatre orchestra.

For tickets and information, visit (847) 634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.

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