Samantha Hill is replacing Charlotte Maltby as Cosette in the new Broadway revival of Les Miserables. The production is still on track to begin performances March 1 at the Imperial Theatre. Opening night is set for March 23. A production spokesperson did not reveal the reason for the casting change.
Hill recently played the role of Cosette in the Toronto production of the show and made her Broadway debut as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. Other stage credits include August: Osage County, The Light in the Piazza, Spring Awakening, Annie, Beauty and the Beast and Chicago.
Hill joins previously announced stars Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean, Will Swenson as Javert, Caissie Levy as Fantine, Nikki M. James as Eponine and Andy Mientus as Marius. Les Miserables is directed by James Powell and Laurence Connor.