Gavin Lee and More to Join the Cast of Les Misérables on Broadway
The musical revival welcomes several new cast members as it goes into its second year.
Tony Award winner Nikki M. James, who plays Eponine, will depart from the revival on January 11, and Caissie Levy (Fantine), Andy Mientus (Marius), Cliff Saunders (Thénardier), Kyle Scatliffe (Enjolras), and Keala Settle (Madame Thénardier) will play their final performances on March 1.
Joining the cast are Tony and Olivier Award nominee Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins) as Thénardier, Erika Henningsen as Fantine, Rachel Izen as Madame Thénardier, Brennyn Lark as Eponine, Chris McCarrell as Marius, and Wallace Smith as Enjolras. Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo will perform as Jean Valjean through the end of the summer, with Will Swenson continuing as Javert and Samantha Hill as Cosette.
Featuring songs by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schoenberg, and Herbert Kretzmer, Les Misérables is based on Victor Hugo's classic novel of the same name as well as original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, an original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, and additional material by James Fenton. This newly imagined production, which has played internationally in countries such as France, Spain, and Japan, began performances March 1, 2014, and opened on March 23.
The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell and features scenic design (inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo) by Matt Kinley, costumes by Adreane Neofitu, additional costumes by Christine Rowlands, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions. The original orchestrations are by John Cameron, with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke and additional orchestrations by Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker.
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