More Miz: Les Misérables Revival Extends Broadway Run

News   More Miz: Les Misérables Revival Extends Broadway Run The Broadway revival of Les Misérables, which was originally scheduled to play through April 22, 2007, has extended its engagement at the Broadhurst Theatre through summer 2007.

Alexander Gemignani and Norm Lewis in Les Mis
Alexander Gemignani and Norm Lewis in Les Mis Photo by Michael LePoer Trench

In a statement producer Cameron Mackintosh said, "I am delighted that audiences have welcomed Les Miz back to Broadway with such open arms. Because of even stronger than anticipated ticket sales, clearly public demand exists for the show to continue at the Broadhurst beyond the originally planned six-month engagement."

Although an official closing date has not been announced, Telecharge.com is currently accepting ticket orders for the musical through June 17, 2007.

The return engagement of Les Miz began previews at the Broadhurst Oct. 24 and opened Nov. 9. The principal cast features 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).

As previously announced, Daphne Rubin-Vega will take a leave of absence from the epic musical Feb. 18-April 11, 2007, to star in Jack Goes Boating. Rubin-Vega's temporary replacement will be announced shortly.

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.

Jenny Galloway and company in <i>Les Mis</i>
Jenny Galloway and company in Les Mis Photo by Michael LePoer Trench
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