Five New Kids Will Get Behind the Barricade at Broadway's Les Misérables

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Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Les Misérables will welcome five new children for its second year on Broadway, beginning March 3 at The Imperial Theatre.

Mackintosh announced Feb. 11 that joining the cast are Fabi Aguirre (Little Cosette/Young Eponine) of Miami, FL; Sam Chuck (Petit Gervais/Gavroche) of Mahwah, NJ; Lilyana Cornell (Little Cosette/Young Eponine) of Monroe Township, NJ; Eleanor Koski (Ensemble) of Memphis, TN; and Athan Sporek (Petit Gervais, Gavroche) of Brooklyn, NY.

They will join previously announced new cast members Tony and Oliver Award nominee Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins) as Thenardier, Erika Henningsen as Fantine, Rachel Izen as Madame Thenardier, Brennyn Lark as Eponine, Chris McCarrell as Marius and Wallace Smith as Enjolras.

Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo will perform as Jean Valjean through the end of the summer, and original cast members Will Swenson (Javert) and Samantha Hill (Cosette) will continue in their roles as well.

Current cast members Caissie Levy (Fantine), Andy Mientus (Marius), Cliff Saunders (Thenardier), Kyle Scatliffe (Enjolras) and Keala Settle (Madame Thenardier) will play their final performance March 1.

This revival opened on Broadway March 23, 2014. Les Miz is written by Boublil and Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, original adaption by Trevor Nunn and John Caird and additional material by James Fenton. The original orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker.

The new production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, with set and image design by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter and projections realized by Fifty-Nine Productions. Musical staging is by Michael Ashcroft and Geoffrey Garratt. Musical supervision is by Stephen Brooker, and musical direction is by James Lowe.

Visit LesMiz.com/Broadway.

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