John Owen-Jones, who was recently seen as The Phantom in the London production of The Phantom of the Opera and has played Jean Valjean both on Broadway (in 2007) and in London, steps into the role of Valjean in the Broadway production of Les Misérables March 1 for the duration of the show's run at the Imperial Theatre.
Owen-Jones succeeds Alfie Boe, who played his final performance Feb. 28. The Les Misérables company also welcomes Mark Uhre as Enjolras tonight.
Cameron Mackintosh announced Dec. 2, 2015, that the current production of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil's Les Misérables will end its acclaimed run Sept. 4 at the Imperial. A new U.S. tour of the musical will launch in 2017.
This new production of the international hit musical will have given 1,026 performances over two-and-a-half years.
In an earlier statement Mackintosh said, "I am delighted that Broadway audiences have so enthusiastically embraced Les Misérables in its Broadway return. We made the decision last year to have a hiatus on all North American licensing of the show until 2017, so that Broadway would be the one and only place to see this magnificent new version of Boublil & Schonberg’s classic musical, and for one last holiday season. And having two of the best Valjeans of all-time – Alfie Boe followed by John Owen-Jones – could not be a better way for the show to finish off its final months on Broadway."
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