Daphne Rubin-Vega to Leave Les Miz Feb. 18-April 11 for Jack Goes Boating

News   Daphne Rubin-Vega to Leave Les Miz Feb. 18-April 11 for Jack Goes Boating Daphne Rubin-Vega will leave the Broadway musical Les Misérables from Feb. 18, 2007, to April 11 to appear in Bob Glaudini's play Jack Goes Boating for the LAByrinth Theater Company.

Daphne Rubin-Vega
Daphne Rubin-Vega

In Les Miz, Rubin-Vega — best known for her Tony-nominated turn in Rent — plays the ill-fated Fantine and sings the song "I Dreamed a Dream."

Jack Goes Boating will begin in March 2007, according to LAByrinth website (www.labtheater.org), though specific dates have not been announced. The play will be directed by Peter DuBois and will feature Rubin-Vega, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz and Beth Cole.

The return engagement of Les Miz began previews at the Broadhurst Theatre on Oct. 24 and opened Nov. 9. It is selling tickets through April 22, 2007, but could choose to extend.

Les Misérables originally ran for 11 previews and 6,680 performances from 1987 to 2003 at the Broadway Theatre and then the Imperial Theatre, making it the third longest-running Broadway musical ever.

Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, Les Misérables is based on the novel by Victor Hugo and features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, with original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel and additional material by James Fenton. It is directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.

Les Miz was first presented by Cameron Mackintosh and The Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Theatre in October 1985. The musical transferred to the West End's Palace Theatre later that year, where it played for 19 years. The production transferred to the Queen's Theatre in April 2004, where it continues today.

The Broadhurst Theatre is at 235 West 44th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.

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