Les Misérables extends booking period to 27 September 2015

Cameron Mackintosh's Broadway revival production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical Les Misérables has extended its booking period to 27 September 2015 at the Imperial Theatre. It was previously booking to 24 May 2015.

The Broadway revival opened on 23 March 2014, following previews from 1 March 2014.

Les Misérables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, original adaption by Trevor Nunn and John Caird and additional material by James Fenton.

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The score includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “Master Of The House” and many more.

The prinicpal cast for Les Misérables currently stars Ramin Karimloo (Jean Valjean), Will Swenson (Javert), Caissie Levy (Fantine), Brittney Johnson (Eponine), Andy Mientus (Marius), Samantha Hill (Cosette), Cliff Saunders (Thenardier), Keala Settle (Mme Thenardier), and Kyle Scatliffe (Enjolras).

Les Misérables was nominated for the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival as well as Best Actor in a Musical (for Ramin Karimloo) but lost out on both awards to 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' starring Neil Patrick Harris.

The production received positive reviews, and was received much better by critics than the previous Broadway revival in 2006: "It arrives with fine new orchestrations" (NY Daily News); "This reboot feels faster, grittier, and bove all, more emphatic than ever" (Hollywood Reporter).

The new production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and additional costumes by Christine Rowlands, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions.

The original Broadway production of Les Misérables premiered first at the Broadway Theatre on 12 March 1987, later moving to the Imperial Theatre on 17 October 1990, where it played until 18 May 2003, for a total Broadway run of 6680 performances. The musical returned to Broadway on 9 November 2006 where the show played the Broadhurst Theatre until its final performance on 6 January 2008.

- by Tom Millward

Cast of Les Misérables
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