The Broadway revival of Les Miserables has announced an extension "at least through the summer of 2007," according to a statement from producer Cameron Mackintosh. The production had originally been scheduled to play through April 22 at the Broadhurst Theatre.
In his statement, Mackintosh said, "I am delighted that audiences have welcomed Les Miz back to Broadway with such open arms. Because of even stronger than anticipated ticket sales, clearly public demand exists for the show to continue at the Broadhurst beyond the originally planned six-month engagement.
Les Miserables is the third longest-running show in Broadway history and became the longest running musical ever in London's West End on October 8 . The original Broadway production opened on March 12, 1987, at the Broadway Theatre, winning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The show went on to play a total of 6,680 performances.