The New Jean Valjean, Fantine, and More of the Cast of Broadway's Les Misérables Have Been Announced
Heavy-hitters like Phantom's Ramin Karimloo and Hair's Will Swenson lead the cast.
Since news of the upcoming Broadway revival of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's classic musical Les Misérables hit the internet this spring, excited Mizzies have been on pins and needles waiting to hear about the cast. Today, the wait is finally over.
Broadway and West End favorite Ramin Karimloo (The Phantom of the Opera) will play Jean Valjean. Tony nominee Will Swenson (Hair and Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will play Javert. Caissie Levy (Ghost, Hair, Wicked) will take on the role of Fantine, and Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon) will play Eponine.
This newly imagined production of Les Miz, which has played internationally in countries such as France, Spain, and Japan, is set to begin performances on Saturday, March 1, in advance of a Sunday, March 23 opening. It 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.
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.
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