Broadway has found more of its revolutionaries! The full ensemble has been announced for the new Broadway revival of Les Miserables, which 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.
The ensemble for Cameron Mackintosh’s new mounting of the Tony-winning mega-musical will feature Erin Clemons, Emily Cramer, Natalie Charle Ellis, Jason Forbach, Heidi Giberson, Nathaniel Hackmann, Andrew Kober, Chris McCarrell, Melissa Mitchell, Dennis Moench, Adam Monley, Betsy Morgan, Melissa O’Neil, Max Quinlan, John Rapson, Terance Reddick, Arbender Robinson, Christianne Tisdale and Aaron Walpole. The swings are Cathryn Basile, John Brink, Ben Gunderson, Rachel Rincione and Weston Wells Olson.
In addition to Karimloo, Swenson, Levy and James, the cast of Les Miserables will also include Andy Mientus as Marius, Charlotte Maltby as Cosette, Kyle Scatliffe as Enjolras, Cliff Saunders as Thenardier and Keala Settle as Madame Thenardier. The child roles of Gavroche, Young Cosette and Young Eponine will be cast shortly.
Les Miserables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg and is based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird and additional material by James Fenton. Les Miserables 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.