Broadway's Javert Will Star in Singapore Staging of Les Misérables

News   Broadway's Javert Will Star in Singapore Staging of Les Misérables Cameron Mackintosh's production of Les Misérables, currently playing in Sydney, Australia, will open at Singapore’s Esplanade Theatre in May 2016, marking 20 years since the musical was last seen there. The Singapore staging is set to feature a whole new cast, including Broadway's Earl Carpenter.
Earl Carpenter
Earl Carpenter

In the role of Jean Valjean will be Australian actor Simon Gleeson, who is currently starring in the Australian production; he will be joined by Carpenter as Javert, Patrice Tipoki as Fantine, Kerrie Anne Greenland as Eponine, Chris Durling as Enjolras and Emily Langridge as Cosette.

Performances will begin May 29 at the Esplanade, with tickets going on sale Nov. 2. For more information visit lesmis.sg.

Mackintosh's production of Les Miz opened on Broadway in 1987 and was revived again in 2006. In celebration of the 25th anniversary, a new production was staged on Broadway in 2014, where it continues at the Imperial Theatre. The original production in London recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.

"I am excited to now be bringing the new production to the Esplanade, which has proved just as successful all over the world as the original production," commented Mackintosh in a press release. The show has been staged throughout the U.S., as well as in Japan, Korea, Spain and Australia. It has been seen by over 70 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 22 languages.

Set against the backdrop of the revolution in 19th century France, Les Miz follows escaped convict Jean Valjean and relentless policeman Javert, who pursues him for decades. The story of love, conflict, freedom and friendship is based on the celebrated novel by Victor Hugo

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