LES MISERABLES Launches 'Evolution of the Revolution'; BroadwayWorld.com to Partner on Exclusive Video + Content Series!
Fans of Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning Les Miserables are counting down to the show's grand return to Broadway, which kicks off in just a few weeks, on Saturday, March 1, at the Imperial Theatre.
As we're all desperate to learn more about the production and to dive back in to the 'world' of the iconic show, we're excited to share news today of the launch of LES MISERABLES - EVOLUTION OF THE REVOLUTION. The new web site, located at http://evolutionoftherevolution.net/, will be hosting all sorts of content about the musical with sections about the music, physical world, inspiration, cultural impact, and lots more from polls to artworks. Basically, it's all things LES MIZ!
Here at BroadwayWorld.com, we're even MORE excited to announce that we'll be working with the site, premiering videos, special content, cast videos and lots more -- right here!
Please join us in welcoming EVOLUTION OF THE REVOLUTION to the Net, and join us virtually as we go dive in!
The new production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, with set and image design by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter and projections realized by Fifty-Nine Productions. Musical staging is by Michael Ashcroft and Geoffrey Garratt, with original orchestrations by John Cameron and new orchestration by Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker.
As previously announced, the cast of the new LES MIZ features Ramin Karimloo (West End and recent acclaimed Toronto star of Les Miserables, and The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies in London) as Jean Valjean; Will Swenson (Tony Award-nominated star of Broadway's Hair and Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Javert; Caissie Levy (West End and Broadway star of Ghost and Hair and Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked) as Fantine; Nikki M. James(Tony Award winner for The Book of Mormon) as Éponine; Andy Mientus (who captured the hearts of TV viewers with his portrayal of Kyle Bishop on the NBC series "Smash") as Marius; talented newcomer Charlotte Maltby as Cosette; acclaimed Canadian actor Cliff Saunders (The 39 Steps) as Thénardier; Tony Award nominee Keala Settle (Hands on a Hardbody) as Madame Thénardier; and Kyle Scatliffe (the recent West End production of The Scottsboro Boys) as the revolutionary Enjolras.
The LES MIZ ensemble includes Cathryn Basile, John Brink, Erin Clemons, Emily Cramer, Natalie Charle Ellis, Jason Forbach, Heidi Giberson, Ben Gunderson, Nathaniel Hackmann, Andrew Kober, Chris McCarrell, Melissa Mitchell, Dennis Moench, Adam Monley, Betsy Morgan, Melissa O'Neil, Max Quinlan, John Rapson, Terance Reddick, Rachel Rincione, Arbender Robinson, Christianne Tisdale, Aaron Walpole, and Weston Wells Olson.
Completing the 38-member cast are the five children who will play the roles of Gavroche, Little Cosette, and Young Éponine: Joshua Colley, Mia Sinclair Jenness, Gaten Matarazzo, Angeli Negron, and Mckayla Twiggs. Colley and Matarazzo will rotate as Gavroche; Negron and Twiggs will rotate in the roles of Little Cosette and Young Éponine; and Jenness will be a member of the ensemble and an understudy for both Little Cosette and Young Éponine.