Another Destiny: Les Miz, Once Bound for New Orleans, Stays in Toronto Extra Two Weeks

News   Another Destiny: Les Miz, Once Bound for New Orleans, Stays in Toronto Extra Two Weeks Producer Cameron Mackintosh announced Sept. 19 that the national tour of Les Miserables will extend its fifth and final engagement in Toronto.

Two new weeks have been added at the Canon Theatre Oct. 25-Nov. 5. The lavish musical based on the Victor Hugo novel is currently sold-out at the Princess of Wales Theatre through Oct. 22.

Tickets go on sale for performances at the Canon Theatre Sept. 20.

Les Miz "was originally scheduled to move to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans immediately following the Toronto run," according to a statement. "The destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina has postponed the New Orleans engagement indefinitely. Toronto producer David Mirvish suggested to Mackintosh rather than laying the company off that Les Miserables extend their stay in Toronto."

Mackintosh agreed and Les Miz will move across town to the Canon Theatre Oct. 25.

Toronto's love affair with Les Miz first began in March 1989. Local impresario Mirvish stated, "Even before the first notes of the beloved score were played at the Princess of Wales Theatre [for this fall's engagement], the entire six-week run was sold out. With two more weeks added we can continue the excitement at the Canon Theatre." The show must exit the Princess of Wales to accommodate the previously scheduled set installation for The Lord of the Rings.

Following the extended Toronto stay, Les Miz continues its North American tour at The Music Hall in Kansas City Nov. 8-13. For more information, visit www.lesmis.com.

For more information about Mirvish theatre ventures in Toronto, visit www.mirvish.com.