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Les Mis back to Broadway?
Posted by tking001 2012-12-21 21:36:40


How long do you guys think till we get another revival on Broadway?
Would the current tour transfer?
I've never seen a production of Les Mis and would love to see one on Broadway soon

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Posted by bwayphreak234 2012-12-21 21:38:38


The tour could play the Marquis or the Neil Simon.

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Posted by bwayphreak234 2012-12-21 21:38:38


The tour could play the Marquis or the Neil Simon.

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2012-12-21 21:43:45


Or any of the other houses that are going to sit empty for a while.

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-12-21 21:45:22


http://broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?page=1&boardname=bway&thread=1051071

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Posted by jpbran 2012-12-22 00:05:14


If so, wonder if "Suddenly" will be added.

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Posted by aasjb4ever 2012-12-22 00:24:19


Mackintosh all but confirmed that the tour will hit Broadway in 2014.

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Posted by My Oh My 2012-12-22 04:04:40


After the film, I'm sure it will be "reinvented."

Again.

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Posted by dreaming 2012-12-22 08:08:15


I heard they had talked to Alfie Boe about bringing him over to make his Broadway debut as Jean Valjean. (I'd take him or Ramin Karimloo, either of whom is excellent in the role.)

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Posted by Outoftowner2 2012-12-22 11:38:53


Maybe they could rework the tour version to be a little more like the original. I did like the artwork in the touring production.
I did not like (spoiler alert!) only hearing and not seeing the death of Gavroche...I missed the rotating barricade. I didn't like "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables"..with no empty chairs or empty tables. I was worried that characters returning from the dead would accidentally step on the tiny little candles sitting on the empty stage. Maybe a hybrid for Broadway...or just the original. It's still amazing in London.

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Posted by DEClarke 2012-12-22 12:40:58


I doubt "Suddenly" will find its way into the stage version for union rules reasons. They don't want to risk running over 3 hours (at least not on tour).

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Posted by tazber 2012-12-22 15:02:38


I remember reading that Alfie Boe was going to bring it to NY also, dreaming.

Don't recall where I read it though.

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Posted by My Oh My 2012-12-22 17:21:44


I hope they rework the tour before bringing it to Broadway, too.

It's such a spotty production lacking creativity. It didn't move me one bit and came off rather desperate. It's a tiny production that also looks sort of cheap and 90% of the staging is so close to the original, it makes you wonder why not just go ahead and stage that much more innovative, cinematic, provocative, and efficient original staging?

The projections were some of the most over hyped ever, as they were used almost never and when they were there, could not be seen too clearly. I sat 3rd row, orchestra center in Los Angeles. Had my glasses on, and had trouble seeing some of them.

The lighting design was just weird. And the concept was taken directly from the original by David Hersey, reproducing much of the original color scheme and even techniques but doing it in an odd "flashlight aimed at the stage" fashion for nearly the entire show.

I liked the barricade because it was clever and efficient but I did miss John Napier's carefully constructed original, which was obviously designed to "frame" Enjolras whenever he was on top of it, but in a manner that wasn't obvious and still appeared like a random hunk of bric-a-brac spontaneously thrown together.

I LOVE the revolve and its cinematically innovative use in the show, but I'm actually OK with their not including it in the new production. I do, however, feel it was a massive missed opportunity in not allowing original directors Trevor Nunn and John Caird themselves have a hand at adapting their own award winning work for a production without a revolve.

I honestly gave the new production more than just a fair chance. I was actually expecting to surprisingly love it. But one can't deny what is there before them, and to me, it was just mediocre through and through. Much of the promises and claims made were empty, the staging concepts were a mess and couldn't make up their mind. The sets, while not terrible or bad at all, were nothing reflecting modern innovation whatsoever, not with their use of a wall of shutters that would slide in in order to conceal ancient set change methods. The designs, with both abstract and naturalistic elements often colliding on stage at the same time and not in a strategic or aesthetically pleasing way.

Some of it made me laugh where laughing isn't really an intended response. "Look Down" took the cake, because for all its claims of innovation and snubbing of the original, it directly copied the original in a very lazy, boldfaced manner. In the original, the barricade halves slowly come together center stage, turn, and separate slightly and a bridge is lowered onto it, creating an abstract representation of a city slum. In the new version, two buildings slowly come together center stage and basically mimic what was done before. The bridge isn't lowered from above, but manually wheeled about by cast members. That's not innovation, that's taking Nunn and Caird's vision and changing it up...a little, and calling it "new" and waaaay better than that tired, 1985 staging.

Other parts are puzzling in how ambitiously they resist being even close to the original when the production could have benefited greatly from the carrying over of some of the original's most iconic images, like one of my favorites, "On My Own." It can't be too hard or expensive to scatter a bunch of shuttered windows around in the background and light them from behind. In fact, that would be a PERFECTLY efficient use of projections right there and project the darn windows! Instead, the song is sung in total darkness where the original had this incredible atmosphere with all those glowing windows on that crumbling set.

I know this sounds like yet another bashing post toward the anniversary edition but that's not the intention. I'm not pissed as usual, but more just wondering why bother bringing a production that feels like a cheap rehash of a far superior production to Broadway? Mackintosh seems to think that the original staging wasn't liked (he mockingly said in an interview that he wants to bring a staging of Les Mis that people ACTUALLY like) and it seems the somewhat cold reception the 2006 revival got is why he thinks that. Not to mention Brantley's NYT review in which he spent the entire review not reviewing but bemoaning the show's return only 3 years after it closed its 16-year original run.

Yes, people have seen that version already. Some have seen it many times. I've seen it 30 times. I do see the rationale for change, but that is why I hope they rework the new production and I hope they focus on telling the story and NOT patting themselves on the back. Trust me, there is nothing in the new production that warrants a pat on the back, not when you also make unfounded commentary about the original version that was copied and cheapened, with some CGI scribble scrabble thrown in.

I'm usually very against cloning film versions for the stage, and I am not going to condone that now, but a stage version inspired by the film that also gives shout outs to the original and is an improvement over the lackluster anniversary edition?

Just a wild suggestion, hehe.

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Posted by Phantom of London 2012-12-22 17:59:10


"Imagine, for one drowsy second, that you are a child who has asked Daddy to recite a favorite bedtime story: the one about the kindly escaped convict who is chased around France by an evil policeman.

It’s still a good story, but Daddy has delivered it so many times before — night after night after night — that his heart just isn’t in it. In fact he seems kind of bored by even the most exciting parts. Lulled instead of stimulated by the familiar tale, you find yourself slipping into dreamland sooner than you ever planned."

Ben Brantley 2006 Broadhurst Broadway revival.

Think the above observation by Ben Brantly, I guess persuaded Cameroon Mackintosh to go with a much refreshed production of Les Miserables.

"The tour could play the Marquis or the Neil Simon."

Cameroon mackintosh has always had a very good relationship with the Shubert organization.

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Posted by My Oh My 2012-12-22 19:54:34


^ That's it. Thanks.

I agree with him, btw.

Brantley says, "been there, done that." Fine.

I can see it 30 more times without dying midway, but that's just me.

But how does that say anything about the original production sucking? Is he still butthurt over Tevor's refusal to chuck "Stars," which he felt was a useless ditty 'bout, er, stars? =P

Oh! Mr. Producer! =P

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Posted by Dubliner 2012-12-22 20:54:08


It wouldn't be Alfie Boe's Broadway debut - wasn't he one of the Rodolfo's in Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme?

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Posted by dramamama611 2012-12-22 21:13:32


Yes.

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Posted by bwayphreak234 2012-12-22 22:10:45


Other parts are puzzling in how ambitiously they resist being even close to the original when the production could have benefited greatly from the carrying over of some of the original's most iconic images, like one of my favorites, "On My Own." It can't be too hard or expensive to scatter a bunch of shuttered windows around in the background and light them from behind. In fact, that would be a PERFECTLY efficient use of projections right there and project the darn windows! Instead, the song is sung in total darkness where the original had this incredible atmosphere with all those glowing windows on that crumbling set.

When I saw the tour back in September I am almost positive there were projections on the sliding panels for my On My Own.

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Posted by Johnnycantdecide 2012-12-22 22:44:36


My Oh My just seems to go from Les Miz thread to Les Miz thread and moan about how things are not exactly like the original Broadway run of the show. Be it the movie or the new tour.

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Posted by ljay889 2012-12-22 23:12:21


^ Well, he sure is passionate, lol. I think he posts more about LES MIS than any of us FOLLIES fanatics have ever posted about Follies.

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Posted by My Oh My 2012-12-23 20:20:57


JohnnyCantDecide, and apparently, also needs reading comprehension remediation.

I admit the tone of some of my posts are strong, angry, butthurt, what have you, but I've been upbeat all week, thanks to the shockingly wonderful orchestration they've done for the film version.

You make it seem as if moaning from thread to thread is something shameful that needs to be pointed out to everyone else.

Eh, I guess it can get irritating, but there isn't a chance in hell I'll ever feel shame for ruffling your feathers, and doing so by merely discussing musical theatre on a musical theatre message forum. Besides, half of this supposed moaning is really discussion, some of it opinion, all explained and supported. Gosh, I'm so generous.

At least I'm moaning and am on topic about it.

You're just moaning.

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Posted by The Scorpion 2012-12-25 20:45:35


I hope they rework the tour before bringing it to Broadway, too.

It's such a spotty production lacking creativity. It didn't move me one bit and came off rather desperate. It's a tiny production that also looks sort of cheap and 90% of the staging is so close to the original, it makes you wonder why not just go ahead and stage that much more innovative, cinematic, provocative, and efficient original staging?


If you thought the 25th anniversary tour of Les Mis was bad (I enjoyed it thanks to some amazing performances, but agree that it was done on the cheap and unimaginative and the claims about it being a spectacular reinvention of the show in every superlative way possible were complete and utter BS, especially since it was so indebted to the Nunn and Caird original but simply watered it down), then stay WELL away from the 25th anniversary tour of Phantom, which is far, far, far worse. It looks cheap as hell and the direction is all over the place. Cameron's new aim in life is to milk his 80s cash cows for all that they're worth without spending more than a few pennies/cents. And hiring a failed-actor-turned-wannabe-third-rate-director (who couldn't hold a candle to the likes of Trevor Nunn and Hal Prince) to put it all together for him. Sad, really, to think that the new generation of theatregoers will get mere shadows of the great originals. I'm not against new productions that are totally reconceived and use first-rate creatives, but that's not what these supposedly "spectacular new productions" from Cameron are about. They are simply cost-cutting exercises for these times of austerity, with more than a hint of plagiarism about them.





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Posted by My Oh My 2012-12-26 01:17:13


Couldn't agree more, Scorpion.

What gets me is they use the success of the original to hype up the new tours. But most of all, they go about the "reinvention" thing in a totally clueless way. I'm sorry, but the new Les Mis isn't reinvented. It's the same exact musical given a far cheaper production and a whole lot of distraction shoved into the pit so that it can seem brand new.

I don't know if the same thing can be said about Phantom, but one thing that I've always felt Nunn and Caird have that ensures basically every production the world over will always look to their ideas even if they don't carbon copy them, is they both focus exclusively on telling the story every step of the way. They did this by creating the most efficient possible staging that could be performed with or without a revolve. Their staging is so to the point and so focused, doing it any other way that is significantly different would only complicate it and come off as desperately trying to shed their definitive approach.

That doesn't mean enormous barricades and motorized giant lazy susans are required to fulfill their vision. Or that the show is bound to forever be carbon copied off of their exact original blocking and direction.

But they've done something so intuitively effective, it will always be their ideas with variation applied until someone envisions an approach that either equals or tops theirs. That variation is good but when you completely want to shun even a semblance of what they did, you end up doing something really conscious of itself and oddly defiant and that's the problem with the new tour, they were specifically instructed to "forget about the original production" and take the show in a different direction. The result was mediocre when honoring what had worked brilliantly would have made those hungry for change as well as those who love the original both happy.

Having characters do all sorts of things while singing their solos has yet to be done in a way that doesn't look as if they are constantly thinking up excuses to have them not be center stage singing. I saw video of a German production of Les Mis that wasn't the original, where they had Eponine do all sorts of bizarre activity during her big solo that included strutting about the stage, sitting on a big rock at one point, and doing all these distracting hand gestures to the words.

I saw a video of a radically different production in Norway that did not have a hint of the original design-wise, but also did not resist doing things that were similar to what Nunn and Caird did. So they had Eponine stand in a specified spot, look out toward the audience, and sing her heart out for "On My Own." It worked a lot better than having her do all sorts of lame, graspy business during the song and those hand gestures...ugh, kill me now.

I've seen productions that resist the iconic marching in "One Day More" and it makes me laugh because they just stand there when doing something similar to the original would have brought the house down. Let me make it clear that I am not about cloning the original of anything. But it doesn't make sense to not borrow things that worked if one can't think of a better way to do it.

Not everything they did was perfect. I can't stand the "Runaway Cart" sequence in the original, the one part of that production that makes my skin crawl. The current 25th anniversary tour improved on that. It's the one scene of the tour that made me smile.

But everything else, made me want to jump atop the stage and scream, "THIS IS AN IMPROVEMENT???? I WANT THE AWARD-WINNING "FLAWS" REINSTATED...IMMEDIATELY!!!"





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Posted by The Scorpion 2012-12-26 10:14:34


It's the superlative-laden press hype that Cameron and co. spew out that makes it irritating for those of us who have seen better. And there are good many of us that have; the original productions of Miz and Phantom aren't going to be forgotten in a hurry, especially when they're still running somewhere in the world.

I did enjoy the new tour of Miz but I noticed that the staging elements I liked were basically copied and pasted from the original, so they clearly did not forget about the original production as they were supposedly asked to do. So much was borrowed that Trevor Nunn remarked that all the good bits were his and Caird's. Because of the fall-out with Nunn over the new tour, Cameron trod more carefully when it came to Phantom and seems to have paid Hal Prince off to stay away and keep complete silence over the new tour (Variety reported that it was "by way of agreement with Hal Prince"). I think a lot of pressure was put on Hal by Cameron to stay away since Hal is clearly and rightly proprietal over the show (he insisted on directing the Vegas incarnation). I have also heard not-so-nice stories about how Cameron has treated Hal vis-à-vis his continued involvement with Phantom and I'm not impressed, especially since I previously considered Cameron a far nobler man than ALW.

Hal must have insisted nothing was borrowed from his production, but Mr Connor whom Cameron keeps hiring is not talented enough to reconceive the piece entirely from scratch. So while the new production of Phantom doesn't copy and paste in the way the Miz tour does, it's not very good either because Laurence Connor can't pilfer all the good bits again. Particularly annoying in the claims about how wonderful the new Phantom is is supposedly how it is "as opulent as the Prince/Björnson original" (HAHAHAHA! Seriously, no-one can claim that with a straight face) and how Björnson's costumes were retained, when in fact they were butchered beyond belief in a way that would make their creator roll in her grave. Once fans started pointing this out, these claims interestingly stopped appearing in the press. At least with Phantom the orchestrations haven't been messed with in the way they were in Les Mis thanks to ALW being particularly protective of them. Really sad that the tour orchestrations went into the West End production of Les Mis, they are really not great and are merely specifically designed to hide the fact that the pit-size is enormously reduced from when the show first started going out on the road.

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Posted by Mildred Plotka 2012-12-26 12:15:03


They should add "Listen" from the Dreamgirls movie as a duet between Cosette and Eponine.

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Posted by bwayphreak234 2012-12-26 12:17:09


^ YES! <3

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Posted by My Oh My 2012-12-26 12:25:20


They should "reinvent" Phantom by chucking the tired, 1986 mask and replacing it with a GLORIOUS, DYNAMIC new one with Mackintosh's drunken visage upon it. I'm sure he'd be "DELIGHTED." XD

It'll make the show relevant to today's gullible audiences and stuff his pockets with enough to purchase further acres on some remote English countryside, where he'd built a state of the art outhouse. That is, IF he doesn't get into yet another property or land feud with neighbors, who will hire ALW to set his boat ablaze.

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Posted by Mildred Plotka 2012-12-26 12:27:29


What planet do you write these posts on?

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Posted by My Oh My 2012-12-26 12:36:35


The kitschy one by Hugo that graces the finale in the new Les Mis tour.

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Posted by Mildred Plotka 2012-12-26 12:38:02


Sorry I asked.

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Posted by My Oh My 2012-12-26 12:46:27


No prob. Anytime. =)

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Posted by TheatreFan27 2012-12-26 13:22:29


I hope that if the Les Mis tour does come to Broadway, it's not a rushed decision. I would love to see a well-thought out, carefully excecuted revival return to the Great White Way, unlike the 2006 fiasco.

I actually really enjoyed the new 25th Anniversary production, especially Javert's suicide. If they could incorporate some elements from both the original and 25th Anniv. productions, I think it could be really great. I doubt CamMack will allow a Les Mis back on Broadway without some of the new elements added in.

That being said, Andrew Varela MUST play Javert because he is simply phenomenal. I would also love to see J. Mark McVey or Anthony Warlow as Valjean. Betsy Morgan was stunning and hearbreaking as Fantine and I would love to see her get the chance to perform the role on Broadway. As for the students/lovers, I hope they would cast younger actors in the roles. Actors like Matt Doyle and Jay Armstrong Johnson would be perfect as Marius and Enjorlas and Jennifer Damiano would make an excellent Eponine.

If the revival could play the Winter Garden Theatre, that would be a dream come true for me. I'm not holding my breath though. Still, one can dream.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2012-12-28 13:08:22


The show is aiming for a Broadway revival in 2014 according to Cameron Mackintosh. He also revealed that Taylor Swift did audition for the role of Eponine in the film adaptation, but he did not mention that the role was offered to her. The producers felt that the requirements for the role were better fitted by Samantha Barks.



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Posted by EponineAmneris 2012-12-28 14:42:29


http://broadwayworld.com/article/Cameron-Mackintosh-Says-LES-MISERABLES-Will-Be-Back-on-Broadway-in-2014-20121228

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Posted by OperaBwayLover 2012-12-28 14:56:14


YES! Add me to the chorus of those calling for Andrew Varela to play Javert on Broadway. He was one of the best parts of the show when I saw it in November.

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Posted by jacobsnchz14 2012-12-28 15:26:04


What was wrong/different about the revival?

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Posted by CarlosAlberto 2012-12-28 15:28:52


What planet do you write these posts on?

^ Totally love!!

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2012-12-28 15:51:00


I'd like to see Sierra Boggess reprise the role of Fantine after playing it in the West End revival. Eden Espinosa also said Fantine was a dream role of her's.

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2012-12-28 16:17:29


Please, no. I don't need to see Fantine screaming at the audience until their unlucky ears bleed.

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2012-12-28 16:24:18


We got enough of that in the last "revival," with Daphne Rubin Vega's take on Fantine as a tranny with strep throat.

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Posted by My Oh My 2012-12-28 17:19:58


YES!

This is incredible news. To think it will be back on Broadway for a third time!

Since Brantley bemoaned the return of the original production (well, sorta. It was the original sets and everything but tricked out with all these weird additions to make it seem *new*) when the "revival" opened in 2006, I hope Mackintosh rethinks the current tour. Because unless you know this show inside out, most people will think it's the original sans revolve.

Obviously, I would be THRILLED if the original production was staged in this upcoming revival. I can't even begin to tell you how happy that would make me, but it seems he's adamant about not staging that one again. I still think that most people just don't care what version is staged, as long as it's GREAT.

And has a decent orchestra playing something resembling what they played at the Royal Albert Hall in '95.

Congrats to Mackintosh and the other producers for the film's success at the box office so far.

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Posted by Patti LuPone FANatic 2012-12-28 20:49:09


Les Mis the musical has such a large cast. How many are cast in a Broadway production? Just wondering....from RC in Austin, Texas

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Posted by My Oh My 2012-12-28 20:57:00


The show is typically performed by a group of anywhere from 30-40. Every single role, with the exception of Valjean and Javert, play many minor roles during the course of a performance.

I think even Valjean and Javert appear as beggars in "At the End of the Day," though I'm generally not too well versed in the various tracks that the performers play so I could be wrong about specifics. Generally though most every actor does play various roles. I know Eponine and Cosette appear as whores in Lovely Ladies.

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Posted by Neverandy 2012-12-28 21:45:04


The actors playing Valjean and Javert DO NOT appear in At The End Of The Day in any of the Cameron Mackintosh produced stagings of Les Mis. Traditionally, they are the only two tracks that do not swing into the chorus during the the course of the show.

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Posted by aasjb4ever 2012-12-28 21:55:23


If the tour transfers, they would be fools not to retain Andrew Varela. He gives, hands-down, the best performance I have seen on stage.

Betsy Morgan left the tour recently, within the last few weeks I think, and I’m crushed that I don’t get to see her beautiful Fantine again when I see the tour for the second time next weekend. I hope she returns for the Broadway production, she was fantastic in the role.

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Posted by kec 2012-12-28 22:40:23


"It wouldn't be Alfie Boe's Broadway debut - wasn't he one of the Rodolfo's in Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme?"

Yes he was.

Add me to the list of those who want Andrew Varela to play Javert on Broadway. I think he and Alfie Boe would be great!


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Posted by RippedMan 2012-12-28 22:47:14


If they want the show to be successful on Broadway they're going to need to not bring in the touring show. Not because it's bad, but it just smells cheap. This is a big, splashy musical and people are going to expect to see that.

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Posted by massofmen 2012-12-29 11:34:48


this is a horrible idea. The last revival was awful, just awful. This show will not work in NYC again. People aren't going to pay more than 70 bucks to see a show they have seen again and again and again. Not gonna go well at all if it happens. Just keep it on tour.

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Posted by My Oh My 2012-12-29 16:45:20


Cameron is killing this show through over-exposure.

While I am happy it's returning, I also wish he'd have waited to bring it back in an honest revival and not the same trickery he always pulls of bringing in the same show tricked out with all sorts of things added to make it seem new and hoping nobody notices not only how those added elements are bargain basement, pic-'n-save quality in nature, but that it's anything but new.

He called the last revival "a completely new production." It wasn't. It was the exact same version that played the Imperial for 16 years but with garish lighting added to its existing lighting plot and horrible, HORRIBLY watered down and unnecessarily reworked orchestrations that made the exciting sounding show sound like a whimper.

That's why that revival folded so quickly. NOT because it was the original production. It was the original presented in a tacky and cheap way.

I STRONGLY advise him to rework the current cheapo tour. It just isn't good enough for Broadway. And he should reinstate the exciting sound the orchestrations had for 16 years and worked so well, and quit blaming a couple of keyboards for the whole reorchestration debacle.

He continues presenting third rate productions of this show that resist what worked before, Les Mis will eventually end up being the laughing stock of Broadway and very easy to turn against and roll one's eyes at.

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Posted by TheatreKid3 2012-12-30 23:53:41


I would really like to see this revival open back at the show's home, the Imperial.

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Posted by My Oh My 2012-12-31 00:34:02


That would be awesome, even if its original Broadway home is the Broadway Theatre, hehe.

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Posted by TheatreKid3 2012-12-31 03:01:47


Touché, My Oh My. Touché. It didn't stay there long, though, did it?

EDIT: Just looked it up. It was at the Broadway For 3 years, while the last 13 were at the Imperial.

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Posted by justafan2 2012-12-31 11:58:24


If they bring it back---I hope they also bring back the full(er) orchestra which was beautifully rich in the original production. The revival made so many cuts---and so, the sound was very weak---& detracted from the wonderful score. (IMO)