Ramin Karimloo Plays Final Les Miz Show as Alfie Boe Readies to "Bring Him Home"

News   Ramin Karimloo Plays Final Les Miz Show as Alfie Boe Readies to "Bring Him Home"
 
Ramin Karimloo, who received a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in the re-imagined Broadway revival of Les Misérables, plays his final performance in the show Aug. 30.

Alfie Boe will return to Broadway Sept. 1 to star as Jean Valjean in the re-envisioned revival of the tragic tale of revolution and love.

"You're definitely not a Valjean," said his agent. Read more in Boe's Q&A with Playbill.com as he readied for the role.

The cast also features Tony nominee Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins) as Thenardier, Erika Henningsen as Fantine, Rachel Izen as Madame Thenardier, Brennyn Lark as Eponine, Chris McCarrell as Marius, Wallace Smith as Enjolras, Earl Carpenter as Javert and Samantha Hill as Cosette.

Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Les Misérables opened on Broadway March 23, 2014, at The Imperial Theatre.

Ramin Karimloo
Ramin Karimloo Photo by Matthew Murphy

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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