Alfie Boe to Return to London Les Miserables

News   Alfie Boe to Return to London Les Miserables Opera star Alfie Boe, who was seen on Broadway in the shared lead role of Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann's 2002 production ofLa Bohème, is to return to the West End to reprise the role of Valjean in Les Miserables. He recently played the hero in the 25th anniversary concert production at London's 02 Arena.

Alfie Boe
Alfie Boe

According to reports in the U.K's Daily Mail, he will take over in the spring from Simon Bowman, who is currently playing the role at the Queen's Theatre for a 26-week run.

He previously played the role for a two-week period before playing the 02 concert. Producer Cameron Mackintosh is quoted as saying that Boe might prove to be good casting, too, for the long-planned film version of the show. "Alfie was a revelation in the 02 concert and I believe he has the kind of sound we'll need for the movie," says Mackintosh. "What doesn't work is shrieking theatre voices."

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