Andy Mientus Leads the Broadway Cast of Les Misérables in Beyond the Barricade
Hear Mientus sing Gabriel Kahane's "Merritt Pkwy" in anticipation of an upcoming concert at 54 Below.
The Broadway revival cast of Les Misérables will take to the stage at 54 Below on February 8 to perform a concert called Beyond the Barricade. The show will allow the acclaimed company to perform material that they're passionate about (and that has nothing to do with a French student uprising or a man who steals a loaf of bread and gets sent to prison).
According to the current Marius, Andy Mientus, "I feel like our creative team tried to cast the characters without regard to the physical type that people might be used to, the skin color that people might be used to, or even the vocal type people might be used to. [For] a lot of the people who ended up in our show, this genre of music that you hear in Les Mis isn't necessarily their go-to genre. This is an opportunity for us to sing the kind of music that we would sing on our own time."
Mientus will perform during the concert, alongside his fellow cast members Caissie Levy (Fantine), Kyle Scatliffe (Enjolras), Cliff Saunders (Thénardier), and Gaten Matarazzo (Gavroche). All told, there will be at least two dozen of the show's finest ready to take part. During a recent press preview, Mientus gave a hint and what the concert will include, performing the introspective Gabriel Kahane song "Merritt Pkwy." Check it out below.
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