Tickets to the new Broadway engagement of the Tony Award-winning musical have been on sale by phone in recent weeks. Since e the Broadhurst box office has been open for its current tenant, The History Boys, some Les Miz window request have been honored in recent days.
Rehearsals for the staging, directed by co-creator John Caird, began Sept. 18.
The principal cast includes Celia Keenan-Bolger as Eponine, Gary Beach (Thenardier), Alexander Gemignani (Valjean), Norm Lewis (Javert), Daphne Rubin Vega (Fantine), Jenny Galloway (Madame Thenardier), Aaron Lazar (Enjolras), Adam Jacobs (Marius) and Ali Ewoldt (Cosette).
A limited six-month engagement has been announced. Caird and Trevor Nunn are the original co-directors of the French-created, British-developed pop musical based on the novel by Victor Hugo. No major reinvention of their lavish internationally-famed production — in which a turntable is used to potent effect — is expected. The set used is fresh from the long-running North American tour, which closed July 23 after many years.
Les Miz is expected to dawn in regional theatres in the coming year, meaning local directors and choreographers will be putting their own stamp on the modern classic.
Tickets are also on sale via Telecharge.com.
For more information, visit www.lesmis.com.
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, Les Misérables is by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, with original French text by Alain Boublil & Jean-Marc Natel and additional material by James Fenton.
Directed by Trevor Nunn & John Caird, the musical is designed by John Napier with lighting by David Hersey, costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Elise Napier and sound by Andrew Bruce and John Weston.
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 musical is the third longest-running show in Broadway history and will, on Oct. 9, pass the 21-year-old record of Cats in London to become the longest-running musical ever on the West End or Broadway with 8,372 performances; a run nearly three years longer than Broadway’s record-holder The Phantom of the Opera (all three shows were produced by Cameron Mackintosh).
The original Broadway run ended only three years ago. It played 6,680 performances.