PHOTO CALL: First Look at the New Les Misérables U.S. Tour

News   PHOTO CALL: First Look at the New Les Misérables U.S. Tour
Producer Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Les Misérables, newly directed and designed for its 25th anniversary, debuts at the Paper Mill Playhouse. A 2011 U.S. tour begins directly after the New Jersey run.

The all-new production of the international hit musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg has new directors (Laurence Connor and James Powell) and "reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo."

This new Les Miz features Lawrence Clayton as Jean Valjean, Betsy Morgan as Fantine and Andrew Varela as Javert. Performances continue in Millburn, NJ, to Dec. 30, after which the staging flies to Philadelphia for the Jan. 4, 2011, start of the tour.

Here is a first look at the production:


The cast also features Michael Kostroff as Thénardier, Shawna Hamic as Madame Thénardier, Jeremy Hays as Enjolras, Chasten Harmon as Eponine, Justin Scott Brown as Marius and Jenny Latimer as Cosette. Katherine Forrester and Anastasia Danielle Korbal alternate in the role of Young Cosette. The actors alternating in the role of Gavroche are Lewis Grosso and Josh Caggiano. At certain performances, Ron Sharpe will play the role of Jean Valjean.

The ensemble includes Richard Todd Adams, Richard Barth, Cathryn Basile, Julie Benko, Cole Burden, Briana Carlson-Goodman, Casey Erin Clark, Jon Fletcher, Jason Forbach, Lucia Gianetta, Ian Patrick Gibb, Cooper David Grodin, Ben Gunderson, Cornelia Luna, Benjamin Magnuson, Jason Ostrowski, John Rapson, Rachel Rincione, Heather Jane Rolff, Sarah Shahinian, Alan Shaw, Joseph Spieldenner,Joe Tokarz, Aliya Victoriya and Natalie Weiss.

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The new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables will play the following cities and theatres:

Philadelphia, PA, Academy of Music, Jan. 4-15, 2011
Fort Lauderdale, FL, Broward Center, Jan. 18-30, 2011
Chicago, IL, Palace Theatre, Feb. 2-27, 2011
Baltimore, MD, Hippodrome, March 1-6, 2011
Louisville, KY, Kentucky Center, March 8-13, 2011
Columbus, OH, Ohio Theatre, March 15-20, 2011
Detroit, MI, Fisher Theatre, March 22-April 3, 2011
Cleveland, OH, Palace Theatre/Playhouse Square, April 5-17, 2011
Milwaukee, WI, Marcus Center, April 19-24, 2011
Omaha, NE, Orpheum Theater, April 26-May 1, 2011
Fayetteville, AR, Walton Arts Center, May 3-8, 2011
Madison, WI, Overture Center, May 10-15, 2011
Nashville, TN, TPAC, May 17-22, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT, Capitol Theatre, May 25-June 5, 2011
Tempe, AZ, Gammage Auditorium, June 7-12, 2011
Los Angeles, CA, Ahmanson, June 14-July 31, 2011
Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium, Aug. 2-7, 2011
Denver, CO, The Buell Theatre, Aug. 11-Sept. 4, 2011
Birmingham, AL, BJCC Concert Hall, Sept. 20-25, 2011

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