A new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's legendary musical Les Miserables will come to Broadway in March 2014, producer Cameron Mackintosh has announced.
"To my constant surprise, my productions continue to be enjoyed as much as ever by audiences all around the world and I'm thrilled to have the unique chance of redoing them all over as if they were brand new shows," producer Mackintosh said in a statement. "I am delighted that Broadway audiences will now join the millions of Americans who have already flocked to see this glorious new staging and spectacular re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo."
Casting for the production, the second Broadway revival of Les Miz, and its theater, a Shubert house, will be announced in the future. Co-directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, this production of Les Miserables began life as a United States national tour in 2010, grossing over $130 million in 64 cities throughout North America. International productions of the new Les Miz have been seen in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Korea.
The creative team for the production includes Matt Kinley (scenic design inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo), Andreane Neofitou (costume design), Christine Rowlands (additional costumes), Paule Constable (lighting), Mick Potter (sound), Fifty-Nine Productions (projections), Christopher Jahnke (orchestrations), Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker (additional orchestrations).
Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel of the same name, the show features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, and additional material by James Fenton.