Edelman, Bodle and Shew Join Les Miserables Sept. 7

News   Edelman, Bodle and Shew Join Les Miserables Sept. 7 When Philip Hernandez, Alice Ripley and Fred Inkley take their final bows Sept. 4, their replacements, Gregg Edelman, Jane Bodle and Timothy Shew will be set to take the roles of Javert, Fantine and Jean Valjean respectively, beginning Sept. 7.
Tim Shew as Jean Valjean in 1988.
Tim Shew as Jean Valjean in 1988. (Photo by Photo by Peter Cunningham)

When Philip Hernandez, Alice Ripley and Fred Inkley take their final bows Sept. 4, their replacements, Gregg Edelman, Jane Bodle and Timothy Shew will be set to take the roles of Javert, Fantine and Jean Valjean respectively, beginning Sept. 7.

Three-time Tony nominee Edelman won a Drama Desk Award for his last Broadway appearance as Edward Rutlege, the "Molasses to Rum" senator from South Carolina, in 1776. Other Broadway credits include City of Angels, Anna Karenina, Anything Goes, Cabaret, Falsettos and Passion.

Bodle, one of Les Miserables' original female ensemble members, has performed on Broadway in Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, Cats, A Chorus Line, Me and My Girl and Dream. She most recently appeared as Agnes in Williamstown Theatre Festival's Quark Victory and in the workshop of The Molly McGuires.

Shew comes to Broadway from the Australian Tenth Anniversary production where he played Jean Valjean. He made his Broadway debut in Les Miserables as an ensemble member, then taking over Valjean from May 1988 to July 1989. His Broadway shows include Sunset Boulevard, Guys & Dolls, King David and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Continuing on with Les Miserables will be Nicholas Wyman (Thenardier), Fuschia Walker (Madame Thenardier), Peter Lockyer (Marius), Megan Lawrence (Eponine), Tobi Foster (Cosette) and Christopher Mark Peterson (Enjolras).

Tickets ($20-$80) for regular performances of Les Miserables at the Imperial Theatre can be ordered by calling (212) 239-6200.