Cameron Mackintosh’s revival of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s Les Misérables, which opened on Broadway March 23, 2014, plays its final performance September 4 at 3 PM at the Imperial Theatre.
This new version, which recouped its entire initial investment, has grossed more than $109 million. The show will launch a North American tour in fall 2017.
Upon closing, Les Miserables will have played 1,024 performances at the Imperial. The three Broadway outings of the international hit musical will have played a combined 8,200 performances.
The company is currently headed by John Owen-Jones as Valjean, Hayden Tee as Javert, Alison Luff as Fantine, Brennyn Lark as Eponine, Chris McCarrell as Marius, Alex Finke as Cosette, David Rossmer as Thenardier, Rachel Izen as Madame Thenardier and Mark Uhre as Enjolras.
Les Misérables was written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, 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 by James Lowe.
(Updated September 4, 2016)