Avenue Vous: Harada Will Be Madame T in Les Miz, With Davis, von Essen and Bruno

News   Avenue Vous: Harada Will Be Madame T in Les Miz, With Davis, von Essen and Bruno Four new principals have been announced to join the cast of Broadway's Les Misérables beginning April 24 at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Ann Harada
Ann Harada Photo by Ben Strothmann

Assuming the role of Javert (replacing Norm Lewis) is Ben Davis, who has appeared on Broadway as Enjolras in the first production of Les Miz, Marcello in La Boheme and Trevor in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Taking over the role of Madame Thenardier (replacing Jenny Galloway) is Ann Harada, best known for her acclaimed performance as Christmas Eve in Avenue Q. Stepping into the role of Eponine (replacing Celia Keenan-Bolger) is Mandy Bruno, an Emmy nominee for her role as Marina Cooper on "The Guiding Light."

Assuming the role of Enjolras (replacing Aaron Lazar) is Max von Essen, whose Broadway credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Dance of the Vampires and Jean Prouvaire in the first production of Les Miz.

The current Broadway staging is a revival of the mammoth hit. The new revival production opened Nov. 9 as a six-month limited engagement. Due to popular demand, the show recently extended its run through "at least Labor Day."

The newcomers join Tony winner Lea Salonga (Fantine), Alexander Gemignani (Valjean), Tony winner Gary Beach (Thenardier), Ali Ewoldt (Cosette) and Adam Jacobs (Marius) in principal roles.

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