Les Mis Revival Rehearsals

RW3
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/14/14 at 11:08pm
I know the cast started rehearsals yesterday. I know that Caissie Levy tweeted about the voices, but does anyone have anything else?
LizzieCurry
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/14/14 at 11:46pm
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winston89
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/15/14 at 01:10am
How are they able to rehears with two of the cast members (Valjean and Thenardier) finishing up the Toronto run? Do they just not work the scenes that involve them with the realization that they would need next to know rehearsal time since they are already doing the show?
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fashionguru_23
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/15/14 at 09:00am
Winston, that's my question too! I picked up some tickets for next week in Toronto, and the next few Thursday nights until it closes are the only shows that are listed on the productions's ticket website that an understudy will be replacing Ramin. Anyone know how they are working it?
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fashionguru_23
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/15/14 at 09:00am
Oops! Double post. Sorry!
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Updated On: 1/15/14 at 09:00 AM
Colle
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joined:2/13/06
Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/15/14 at 01:20pm
I would not know for sure, my guess is perhaps the understudies might fill in for some of the rehearsals.
LizzieCurry
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/15/14 at 01:24pm
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Updated On: 1/15/14 at 01:24 PM
broadway_show_fan
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joined:12/12/05
Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/15/14 at 01:41pm
I clicked to see the tweet and it couldn't bring it up. What did it say?
broadwaybabytn
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/15/14 at 02:15pm
They did ABC Cafe the other day.
bwayrose7
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joined:3/18/11
Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/15/14 at 02:59pm
I think a few of the ensemble members are also missing through this weekend because they're in the Fresno Grand Opera production as well; I know Jason Forbach (Feuilly) and a couple others from the tour are there.
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/15/14 at 07:57pm
I would imagine they have a good amount of music rehearsal before they even put the cast on their feet.

It's also not unheard of to have understudies and swings standing in while the stars are off doing other projects, especially since the two stars in question will indeed need far fewer rehearsals to put them into the show. They'll be able to be dropped into the show once initial blocking rehearsals are done and be able to start right at the point where everybody else is getting off book and really beginning to find their way in the show.
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pittsburghgal89
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/15/14 at 11:59pm
I have received updates on Facebook about the first rehearsal for the Les Mis revival , as well. I actually know someone in the cast from high school!
RW3
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/21/14 at 01:47pm
Ramin. Will. The Confrontation
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Mattbrain
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/21/14 at 01:48pm
Well, actually it's the prologue but I'm sure the confrontation'll be great.
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fashionguru_23
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/21/14 at 02:16pm
So, I'm guessing I'm not seeing Ramin in Toronto tomorrow night, despite being told other wise...
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thebeautyis3
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joined:10/18/12
Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/21/14 at 02:37pm
Don't quote me on this, but Ramin's twitter seems to imply that he's flying to and from New York on his off-day (presumably Monday) to rehearse for a day and perform in Toronto the rest of the week. Unless he's sick or his flight is cancelled, I think you'll see him.
RW3
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/21/14 at 02:56pm
Also, it takes about 90 min to fly from Toronto to NYC, so it is completely possible that you will be seeing Ramin tonight.
LizzieCurry
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/21/14 at 03:39pm
Are they sending Will Swenson to Toronto to rehearse with Ramin, and not Ramin to NYC? https://twitter.com/thewillswenson/status/425726554287513600
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RW3
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/21/14 at 04:14pm
Dock's scene w/ Ramin and Caissie. Wherever they are...
https://twitter.com/raminkarimloo/status/425736839891546112/photo/1
adamgreer
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/21/14 at 04:39pm
Could Will Swenson appear any less menacing in that photo?

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RW3
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/21/14 at 06:15pm
They are in toronto. Laurence Connor said so on his twitter account.
darquegk
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/21/14 at 09:44pm
Are they using the 2010 revised version of the show, or a tweaked version incorporating some of the film changes? Hopefully they are not using "Suddenly," but a lot of the film's lyric changes and revised recitatives, especially Gavroche's revised lyrics to "Look Down" and the "Know me as Javert" scene establishing that Javert does not realize the Mayor is Valjean, really improve the storyline.
theminutepast
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Les Mis Revival Rehearsals
Posted: 1/24/14 at 06:35am
CamMac said something in an interview about how he liked the new placement of "I Dreamed a Dream" and would like to consider moving it in the stage show. Personally I doubt they're going to do that, but I'd be interested to see how they'd make it work.