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Nikki M. James to Depart Broadway's Les Misérables Revival

James currently plays Eponine in the musical.

Nikki M. James as Eponine in Les Misérables at the Imperial Theatre.
(© Michael Le Pour Trench)

Tony Award winner Nikki M. James will depart the Broadway revival of Les Misérables and the role of Eponine on Sunday, January 11. Erin Clemons will play Eponine from January 13-February 8, with Brittney Johnson performing from February 10-March 1. Additional principal casting for the production's second year on Broadway will be announced in the coming weeks.

The current principal cast also includes Tony nominees Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean, Will Swenson as Javert, Caissie Levy as Fantine, Andy Mientus as Marius, Kyle Scatliffe as Enjolras, Samantha Hill as Cosette, Cliff Saunders as Thénardier, and Tony nominee Keala Settle as Madame Thénardier.

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 and opened on March 23 at the Imperial Theatre.

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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