Broadway vet Sierra Boggess will join her fiancé, Tam Mutu, in the West End production of Les Misérables, according to U.K.’s Daily Mail. Boggess will play Fantine opposite Mutu as Javert. Boggess’ official start date has yet to be announced. Caroline Sheen, who currently plays Fantine, will depart the production June 29. As previously announced, Mutu joins the production on June 18 alongside Danielle Hope as Eponine and Geronimo Rauch as Jean Valjean.
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985.The story begins in 1815 as Jean Valjean, a man condemned to 19 years of hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread, finds only hatred and suspicion when he is released on parole and breaks free, yearning for a new life. Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil's score contains the signature numbers “I Dreamed a Dream” and “On My Own.”
Boggess has appeared on Broadway in Master Class and The Little Mermaid, as well as off-Broadway in Love, Loss and What I Wore. She played Christine in the London world premiere of Love Never Dies. Boggess was set to appear on Broadway this fall in Prince of Broadway, but the production has since delayed its run.