Will LES MISERABLES return to the Great White Way? With the starry film adaptation on track for a successful opening week nationwide, producer Cameron Mackintosh confirmed today with Showbiz411 that the show is preparing to return to Broadway in 2014.
Previous reports have indicated that the currently touring production, for which dates have been announced through June 2013, will make a stop on Broadway though no official announcements have been made.
A 2014 production would mark the third Broadway production of LES MISERABLES; the show made its Broadway debut in 1987, running for over 6,000 performances and closing in 2003. It was revived in November 2006, closing in January 2008.
Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's LES MISERABLES has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel and additional material by James Fenton. The 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 and sound by Mick Potter.
LES MISERABLES originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on December 4, 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on April 3, 2004 where it continues to play to packed houses. When LES MISERABLES celebrated its 21st London birthday on October 8, 2006, it became the World's Longest-Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by Cats in London's West End.