'Les Miserables' Says Au-Revoir January 6, 2008
Producer Cameron Mackintosh announced today the final extension of his current Broadway production of Boublil and Schonberg's Les Miserables, now through Sunday, January 6 only at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The current production of Les Miserables opened on November 6 of 2006. Originally planned as a six-month limited engagement, Les Miserables extended by an additional nine months due to strong box-office sales.
The production will have played 17 previews and 479 regular performances. Combined with the original production's 6,680 performances, Les Miserables on Broadway will have played a total of 7,176 performances. The original production of Les Miserables is the third longest-running show in Broadway history.
The musical currently features John Owen-Jones as Jean Valjean, Robert Hunt as Javert, Judy Kuhn as Fantine, Gary Beach as Thenardier, Jenny Galloway as Madame Thenardier, Megan McGinnis as Eponine, Leah Horowitz as Cosette; Adam Jacobs as Marius and Max von Essen as Enjolras.
Les Miserables has been seen by over 55 million people in 40 countries and 21 languages since its first London performance in October 1985. The original Broadway production opened on March 12, 1987, at the Broadway Theatre, winning eight Tony Awards that season, including Best Musical. The London production of Les Miserables, now in its 23rd year, is the longest-running West End or Broadway musical of all-time. In November 2008, Les Miserables will be the first major Western musical to be performed in Mandarin, by an all Chinese cast at the magnificent new National Grand Theater in Beijing beside Tiananmen Square.