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The much-buzzed-about new revival of Les Miserables has found its Cosette and Marius! Charlotte Maltby and Andy Mientus will both make their Broadway debuts in Cameron Mackintosh’s new mounting of the Tony-winning mega-musical. The pair joins previously announced stars Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean, Will Swenson as Javert, Caissie Levy as Fantine and Nikki M. James as Eponine. Directed by James Powell and Laurence Connor, the newly imagined production is slated to begin performances March 1, 2014, at the Imperial Theatre. Opening night is set for March 23. Casting for Enjolras, Gavroche and more will be announced shortly.
Mientus played Broadway composer Kyle Bishop on the second season of TV’s Smash. He appeared off-Broadway in Carrie, played Hanschen in the national tour of Spring Awakening and appeared in Shine! at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Maltby played Fantine in Les Miserables at the MUNY, starring Hugh Panaro and Norm Lewis. She recently appeared in the reading of Michael John LaChiusa’s new musical First Daughter Suite.
Based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, original French text by Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, an original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, and additional material by James Fenton. The Les Miserables creative team features set design by Matt Kinley, costume design by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowlands, lighting design by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions.