It’s time to hear the people sing! Preview performances of the new Broadway revival of Les Miserables will begin March 1. Directed by James Powell and Laurence Connor and starring Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean and Will Swenson as Javert, the newly imagined production will officially open March 21 at the Imperial Theatre.
The cast also features Caissie Levy as Fantine, Nikki M. James as Eponine, Andy Mientus as Marius, Samantha Hill as Cosette, Kyle Scatliffe as Enjolras, along with Cliff Saunders and Keala Settle as the villainous Thenardiers.
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 originally opened at London’s Barbican Theatre in 1985. The Broadway production premiered at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987, before transferring to the Imperial Theatre in 1990, where it ran for 6,680 performances. The first Broadway revival opened on November 9, 2006, and ran through January 6, 2008. The show remains the fourth longest-running Broadway show of all time.