Broadway's Les Miserables Sets Closing Date; John Owen-Jones Will Be Final Valjean | Playbill

News Broadway's Les Miserables Sets Closing Date; John Owen-Jones Will Be Final Valjean Cameron Mackintosh announced Dec. 2 that his current production of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil's Les Miserables will end its acclaimed run Sept. 4, 2016, at the Imperial Theatre. A new U.S. tour of the musical will launch in 2017.

The production stars Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean through Feb. 28. John Owen-Jones, who is currently starring as The Phantom in Mackintosh’s London production of The Phantom of the Opera, and has played Valjean both on Broadway (in 2007) and in London, will succeed Boe in the role beginning March 1 for the duration of the show's Broadway run.

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This new production of the musical will have given 1,026 performances over two-and-a-half years.

In a statement Mackintosh said, "I am delighted that Broadway audiences have so enthusiastically embraced Les Miserables 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."

The current cast also includes Will Swenson as Javert (subbing for Earl Carpenter), Tony Award nominee Montego Glover as Fantine, Tony Award and Olivier Award nominee Gavin Lee as Thenardier, Rachel Izen as Madame Thenardier, Brennyn Lark as Eponine, Chris McCarrell as Marius, Alex Finke as Cosette and Wallace Smith as Enjolras. Hayden Tee from the Australian production assumes the role of Javert Jan. 29.

Tickets are available at or by phone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 447-7400.

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