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Posted: 9/7/11 at 11:27am
I've heard rumors for the past 6 months, and today someone posted a cryptic message on the Mirvish Facebook page, that a Toronto production of the new version of Les Mis will open mid next year. I have also heard not until 2013. Anyone else hear this or know anything?
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Posted: 9/7/11 at 06:23pm
Have heard it is happening but it woulnt be a "Toronto production," but rather a tour stop.
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Posted: 9/8/11 at 02:46pm
This might be something Dancap would show for there Summer series
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Posted: 9/8/11 at 06:01pm
It'll be interesting to see who gets it.

The tour is produced by Cameron Mackintosh AND NETworks. Mirvish has a solid relationship with Mackintosh. Dancap has a solid relationship with NETworks.
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Posted: 9/8/11 at 07:32pm
No this is 100% Mirvish.
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Posted: 9/9/11 at 03:15pm
Meaning Mirvish is bringing it in or Mirvish is producing a sit down?

Friends of mine on the tour told me a while back that they were told Toronto would indeed be on their route at some point.... But plans could have changed.

I can't imagine a Mirvish Produced Sit Down could run very long. The original ran for a long time, and at least two tours have come through. It's feasible that it could be brought in for a few months, but another open-end sit down?
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Posted: 9/9/11 at 08:06pm
The rumour is indeed for a sit-down, but nobody seems to know anything. Would be fantastic for a Toronto production and a Canadian cast!
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Posted: 9/10/11 at 09:54pm
Part of me hopes its the Tour. A chance to see Alfie Boe would be nice.
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Posted: 9/11/11 at 02:45pm
The first Les Mis ran for just over 18 months, and came back for about 6 month, with two years in between. The last time it was there was in 1999 with Wilkinson in the lead.

The Mirvish 2012 production would be a sit down new build opening after War Horse.
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Posted: 9/11/11 at 03:11pm
Certainly would be exciting. Still not convinced of it's staying power after a year or so. Would that be long enough to recoup on such a huge show?
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Posted: 10/1/11 at 02:01am
It was in the Mirvish subscription season in Fall 2005.
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Posted: 10/5/11 at 02:18pm
Didn't see the separate thread for this. I posted this in the Mirvish 2011/2012 thread

http://www.toronto.com/article/700339--les-miz-returning-to-toronto-with-justin-bieber-as-a-possible-cast-member
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Posted: 10/5/11 at 03:40pm
I can't believe Ouzounian took CamMac's comment about Bieber seriously.
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Posted: 10/11/11 at 09:59pm
Anyone have casting ideas?
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Posted: 11/3/11 at 06:07pm
The production is now delayed. Something about this seems strange...
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Posted: 11/3/11 at 08:01pm
Indeed. If it's actually just that the announcement and casting were rushed and they want to take their time finding the right people that's fine, but this has all blown up very quickly.

Any theories?
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Posted: 11/4/11 at 09:33pm
The whole idea of a sit down production in TO sounded questionable to me in the first place. As the launch of a touring production maybe, but isn't there already a tour making the rounds*? Is the North American audience clamoring for Les Mis? They can see real 'revolutionaries' in the Occupy Movement for free.

And announcing the show without casting in mind was also questionable, esp. if, as Mackintosh says, they want to go with a younger cast. They would be hard-pressed to find a young, talented Canadian cast that has any name recognition--and a no-name $100+ stage show competing against a $12 movie ticket to see Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway?

I think this is an indefinite run that's going to turn into an indefinite postponement (if not outright cancellation).


*I noticed that the US Tour is hitting a lot of American locales (Buffalo; Boston; Michigan; Ohio) that a Toronto production would want to draw audiences from. This seems to further doom a long-running Toronto production.
http://www.lesmis.com/us-tour/
Coach Bob knew it all along: you've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed. You have to keep passing the open windows. (John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire)
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Posted: 11/5/11 at 11:51am
I think this is an indefinite run that's going to turn into an indefinite postponement (if not outright cancellation).

Bingo. My thoughts exactly. Or I can imagine Mirvish bringing in the North American tour for an extended run.
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Posted: 11/14/11 at 09:46am
Well, they sure messed up the audition process and truly p*ssed off a good number of very talented Canadian performers.
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Posted: 4/10/12 at 10:35pm
Auditions are being held again this week.
Anyone have info on when they are planning to mount this production now?
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Posted: 4/14/12 at 11:40am
Auditions are going on for all the roles, except for child Cosette and child Gavroche, with call backs in May. Apparently child Cosette and child Gavroche will be played by the same actors who will play the "grown-up" versions . I wonder if they will make a new poster with a teen Cosette? lol I think it will sound and look strange if you ask me. On the other hand this maybe suggests that they are planning to tour the show, and they do not want to drag kids along.
Opening in September.
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Posted: 4/14/12 at 09:27pm
Interesting. Seems Mirvish is short theatres though. If Warhorse is at the Princess (most likely still running in Sept) and then during the Fall there are 2 tours running at the same time (Sister Act and La Cage) where is Les Mis?
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 10:33am
CORRECTION! It will be debuting in September 2013. Rehearsals starts in 2013, but they are holding the auditions now. I guess they do not want other Canadian venues scoop up the talents, as this is what stopped them for this year. Still no news on the kids' roles.
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 10:34am
CORRECTION! It will be debuting in September 2013. Rehearsals starts in 2013, but they are holding the auditions now. I guess they do not want other Canadian venues scoop up the talents, as this is what stopped them for this year. Still no news on the kids' roles.
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Posted: 10/23/12 at 09:10pm
Anyone hear of any updates?
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Posted: 10/25/12 at 01:53pm
Last I had heard this was being put on the back burner (or shelved all together). I can't really see a sit down being opened in the Royal Alex now. The Ed Mirvish has got the Wizard of Oz booked for a while and with the Princess shutting down. The Royal is their only major space for touring shows which bring in a lot of their profits.

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