Harada, Davis, von Essen and Bruno Storm the Barricades of Broadway's Les Miz | Playbill

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News Harada, Davis, von Essen and Bruno Storm the Barricades of Broadway's Les Miz Four new principals join the cast of the new Broadway production of Les Misérables April 24 at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Ann Harada joins the revival of Les Miz.
Ann Harada joins the revival of Les Miz. Photo by Ben Strothmann

Assuming the role of Javert (replacing Norm Lewis) is Ben Davis, who has appeared on Broadway as Enjolras in the first production of Les Miz, Marcello in La Boheme and Trevor in Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Taking over the role of Madame Thenardier (replacing Jenny Galloway) is Ann Harada, best known for her acclaimed performance as Christmas Eve in Avenue Q. Stepping into the role of Eponine (replacing Celia Keenan-Bolger) is Mandy Bruno, an Emmy nominee for her role as Marina Cooper on "The Guiding Light."

Assuming the role of Enjolras (replacing Aaron Lazar) is Max von Essen, whose Broadway credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Dance of the Vampires and Jean Prouvaire in the first production of Les Miz.

The current Broadway staging is a revival of the mammoth hit. Lea Salonga stars as Fantine.

The new revival production opened Nov. 9 as a six-month limited engagement. Due to popular demand, the show recently extended its run through "at least Labor Day."

The newcomers join Tony winner Salonga (Fantine), Alexander Gemignani (Valjean), Tony winner Gary Beach (Thenardier), Ali Ewoldt (Cosette) and Adam Jacobs (Marius) in principal roles.

The troupe includes Tess Adams, Becca Ayers, Daniel Bogart, Justin Bohon, Kate Chapman, Matt Clemens, Ben Crawford, Brian D'Addario, Nikki Renée Daniels, Blake Ginther, JD Goldblatt, Kylie Liya Goldstein, Marya Grandy, Victor Hawks, Nehal Joshi, Jeff Kready, Doug Kreeger, James Chip Leonard, Megan McGinnis, Marissa McGowan, Zach Rand, Soara-Joye Ross, Drew Sarich, Q. Smith, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Haviland Stillwell, Stephen Trafton and Idara Victor.

For tickets and information, call Telecharge.Com at (212) 239-6200, or on line at www.telecharge.com. Or visit www.lesmiserables.com.

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