Full Casting Announced for Broadway Revival of Les Miserables
Bring Her Home. While the new musicals, plays and dazzling revivals plan their Broadway outings for the spring 2014 season, many theater goers are giddy with excitement over the return of a classic production to Broadway. Now why would audiences care so dearly about a show known to just about everyone world-wide? Because my friends, some theatre is just absolutely too good to pass up. Les Miserable, hands down one of the greatest musicals ever written, is return to Broadway this spring. News about the show has broken and excitement is building. So what’s all the buzz about? Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the full breakdown of casting for the leading characters of the Broadway revival of Les Miserables!
One of the most anticipated productions of the spring 2014 Broadway season is barreling towards the barricades faster than ever. As theater goers and fans eagerly await the return of Les Miserables to Broadway, the public has been treated to casting news as small announcements have been made over the past several weeks. However, casting is now complete for all the principal roles of this Broadway revival. So who is playing who exactly? We’ve got the entire breakdown for you here on Luner on Theatre!
Leading the cast as Jean Valjean will be West End actor Ramin Karimloo (Pictured Right; Top Left), who currently stars in the role of Valjean in the Toronto production of Les Miserables. Will Swenson (Pictured Right; Top Right), who currently can be seen Off-Broadway in Little Miss Sunshine, will star opposite as Javert. West End and Broadway actress Caissie Levy (Pictured Above; Bottom Left) will star as Fantine. Andy Mientus (Pictured Below; Right), best known for his role on NBC’s Smash, will make his Broadway debut as Marius. Charlotte Malty (Pictured Below; Left), who starred in Les Miserables at the Muny in St. Louis, will star as Cosette. Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (Pictured Above; Bottom Right) will star as Eponine while Kyle Scatliffe, who currently can be seen in London’s production of The Scottsboro Boys, will star as Enjolras. Rounding out the leads are Canadian actor Cliff Saunders and Tony Award nominee Keala Settle, best known for her performance in Hands on a Hardbody last season, who will respectively star as the Thenardiers.
Talk about a cast! This Broadway revival of Les Miserables is not short of talent by any means. A diverse cast filled with plenty of Broadway veterans, new actors familiar with Broadway and those making their Broadway debut entirely. It will be exciting to see how the creative team rounds out the rest of the cast once the company has been cast as well. Stay tuned for more information on that when it has been announced.
Les Miserables will return to Broadway this spring to play The Imperial Theatre and will begin previews on March 1st, 2014. The show will officially open March 23rd. Les Miserable’s original run on Broadway began at The Broadway Theatre but later moved to The Imperial Theatre where the show deployed over 5,2000 performances over the course of 13 years. Les Miserables belongs in no other home than it’s very own. The show’s original run on Broadway lasted over 15 years and had a total of 6,680 performances. It is currently the fourth longest running show in Broadway history. the show’s outstanding achievement is marked outside The Imperial Theatre with a marker (Pictured Above).
Les Miserables is that features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer. The musical is based after the novel by Victor Hugo. The original Les Miserables production that opened in London in 1985 is currently still running 27 years later. This makes Les Miserables the world’s longest running musical. It can still been seen today at The Queen’s Theatre in the West End. Other international productions of Les Miserable include shows in France, Spain and Korea. New productions are currently scheduled to open within the next year in the Japan, Australia and Brazil as well.
Les Miserables is moving towards the barricades faster than ever! Stick with Luner on Theatre as we will continue to keep you updated as we move closer to the spring and the return of this epic musical to Broadway. Don’t miss the homecoming Broadway has been waiting for. For more information, check out Les Miserable on Broadway’s Official Website. Be sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know!