Les Mis 2014 Casting?

gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/11/13 at 11:22pm
Any word on when this will be released or who is cast?
jetts7
Leading Actor
joined:5/22/11
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/11/13 at 11:36pm
I don't when they will but I hope Anneliese Von Der Pol makes a return to broadway as Fantine.
timote316
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/04
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 02:33am
I want Annaliese Van Der Pol to get a job on like the Wicked tour (Wicked specifically.... since it's like a machine one can rarely escape), just so people stop suggesting her for every single female role available.

We can all pretty much count on Samantha Barks as Eponine, right?
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 02:43am
It's still 8 or so months away. We likely won't hear for awhile, I would think. I wouldn't be suprised if we don't hear until after the first of the year. Contracts are not signed this far in advance, and they don't usually release information without that. IF they get any big names, I suggest it would be sooner to drum up big business.
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tytonius
Understudy
joined:6/18/08
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 02:44am
Paulo Szot as Javert
Paulo Szot as Javert
LimelightMike
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 03:05am
^ That was DAMN GOOD.
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bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 08:48am
"I want Annaliese Van Der Pol to get a job on like the Wicked tour (Wicked specifically.... since it's like a machine one can rarely escape), just so people stop suggesting her for every single female role available. "

THANK YOU. She's good and all, but I don't see what makes her phenomenal.
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TheGingerBreadMan
Broadway Star
joined:12/7/12
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 09:49am
I agree with Sam Barks as »ponine - she was phenomonal in the movie. I would like to see Andrew Varella as Javert, he is fantastic in the tour. I could also see Aaron Tveit reprising his role as Enjolras.
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LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 09:50am
Didn't offers already go out for the ensemble?

Varela has one "l."
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dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 09:52am
I think Andrew Varela deserves the chance to play Javert on Broadway-he sure has been on tour for awhile.

I think if Samantha Barks' schedule allows her to play Eponine, she would be terrific. (I must say I like the casting of Samantha Hill in the Toronto production as Cosette-she's a lovely soprano without that shrill upper register which I've seen a couple of ladies in that role fall into. Maybe they can bring her to the Broadway production.)
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 09:54am
The tour just closed last night; Andrew was Javert the whole time. A new face would be interesting, but I wouldn't object at ALL if he was on Broadway too. :)
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nycmusical
Chorus Member
joined:2/9/11
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 10:39am
"Paulo Szot as Javert"

Wow, This is the best "Stars"ever!
I had no idea the song could sound so good!

Thanks for the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guZiQYxeL4w

Updated On: 8/12/13 at 10:39 AM
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 10:53am
I'd hardly complain if Paolo Szot was Javert. However, I do believe his schedule is pretty full with opera engagements. I also would like to see Andrew Varela get the chance to open the show on Broadway as I feel like he's earned it.
Dave19
Broadway Star
joined:12/23/11
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 10:58am
"Paulo Szot as Javert"

"Wow, This is the best "Stars"ever!""

Is this some kind of joke?

Every word is sung in a loud, bombastic, deformed way.
He does not make 1 nuance in voice coloring, loudness or story telling.

I wonder what his real voice sounds like. He sounds like a big old frog.
spreadtheNEWSies
Swing
joined:6/29/12
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 11:04am
I have heard from a reliable source that Brian Stokes Mitchell will be playing Jean Valjean
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 11:07am
Brian Stokes Mitchell is vocally more of a Javert. I cannot see him as Valjean AT ALL.
ILuv2shop531
Broadway Star
joined:7/12/07
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 11:23am
I would really love the Alfie Boe talk to be true. He was amazing when I caught him in the West End.
nycmusical
Chorus Member
joined:2/9/11
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 11:38am
Paulo makes what Javert should do at that moment.
we are so used to hear voiceless people doing it so we really forgot how powerful and intense Stars should sound. The only delicate moment should be....Stars, in your multitudes... and does it in a singular way, linked with the previous phrase and in such intense pianissimo.
Let's not talk about the end which is just as phenomenal as it can get.
NO One can make it they way Paulo does.

and Dave19, I think you speakers are deformed.... sorry.
tytonius
Understudy
joined:6/18/08
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 11:42am
That's really beautiful what Paulo does.he really reveals the song.
but i'm quite sure he would not be available. The guy is booked years in advance!!
Littleshopofcarrie
Featured Actor
joined:12/9/12
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 11:51am
Is Jackie Hoffman too old to play Madame Thenardier?
mschwager
Stand-by
joined:11/21/11
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 02:34pm
Samantha Hill is playing Cosette. It was announced in a POTO press release about all their cast changes.

I know auditions and callbacks have happened for the production. So a cast has been chosen, just not announced.
Starship
Leading Actor
joined:7/29/12
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 02:52pm
A lot of the ensemble/understudy offers have gone out and I know there's been several principals signed. So, I'd expect an announcement in the next few months.

I really hope Natalie Weiss comes over to Broadway. One hell of a singer who has spent the last two years on the Les Miz tour as a Swing.
justincharacter
Broadway Star
joined:6/11/13
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 02:55pm
I am still shocked that she is a swing on the tour. I would have thought she would at least be a understudy for Eponine.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 02:56pm
Samantha Hill is playing Cosette. It was announced in a POTO press release about all their cast changes.

She's in the Toronto production.
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boggess
Stand-by
joined:7/5/12
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 03:25pm
Yes, Samantha Hill is Cosette in Toronto. I'd love to see her come to Broadway with the role, though. She has a beautiful voice.
OperaBwayLover
Broadway Star
joined:5/17/07
Les Mis 2014 Casting?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 04:10pm
Andrew Varela should get a shot at Broadway. He was an amazing Javert on tour.