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Posted: 2/14/17 at 2:25pm

Is this happening? 

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Posted: 2/14/17 at 2:30pm

Yes.  Why?

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Posted: 2/14/17 at 4:40pm

When is it opening?

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Posted: 2/14/17 at 4:43pm

September 21, in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center.

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Posted: 2/14/17 at 4:49pm

There's always money for another Les Miz tour.

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Posted: 7/17/17 at 11:41pm

Friend announced they are playing Javert, so I imagine we'll get a full cast list soon?

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Posted: 7/17/17 at 11:42pm

RippedMan said: "Friend announced they are playing Javert, so I imagine we'll get a full cast list soon?

 

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May I ask whom your friend is, assuming this announcement was public? 

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Posted: 7/17/17 at 11:52pm

It's Josh Davis from Beautiful who is playing Javert

Josh came and sang at the press event for the upcoming Broadway season in Philly called Broadway on Independence Mall and he told us that we were the first ones to publicly know he was cast. He sang Stars and knocked it out of the park. 

In the post above, Josh mentions that rehearsals begin in August, so we should get a full cast sometime in the next few weeks.

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Posted: 7/17/17 at 11:59pm

ClumsyDude15 said: "It's Josh Davis from Beautiful who is playing Javert

Josh came and sang at the press event for the upcoming Broadway season in Philly called Broadway on Independence Mall and he told us that we were the first ones to publicly know he was cast. He sang Stars and knocked it out of the park. 

In the post above, Josh mentions that rehearsals begin in August, so we should get a full cast sometime in the next few weeks.


 

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Cheers! Good to see dreams come true! 

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Posted: 7/18/17 at 12:09am

If only this was a tour of the original production. sad

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Posted: 7/18/17 at 2:33am

OMG! Thanks for the information! So excited!

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Posted: 7/18/17 at 1:08pm

Also, not sure how long this has been up, but: http://lesmiz.com/tour-dates.php

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Posted: 7/18/17 at 1:58pm

Wasn't this production a tour to begin with before its Broadway run? So it's a touring production of a touring production?

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Posted: 7/18/17 at 1:59pm

Or, you can just say it's back to being a tour.

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Posted: 7/18/17 at 5:43pm

hork said: "Wasn't this production a tour to begin with before its Broadway run? So it's a touring production of a touring production?

 

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I think it would depend on which Broadway production you're referring to Les Miserables Tour 2017 I saw it on tour in either 2006 or 2007 in San Fran when it was on it's last leg at the time. It was the tour with the original staging, or what I like to call the "turntable staging" cheekyThat was the original tour that had been running for quit some time I think.

It closed and then the show was revived on Broadway the first time, and a tour of that production happened, and that was the 25th Anniversary tour, and then it was revived a second time, which was the most recent one, and this new tour coming is based on that 2nd revival. 

 

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Posted: 7/18/17 at 6:03pm

Yep, that was the 3NT in 2005 in SF (I saw it a lot there too!); it closed in St. Louis in 2006 (I went for that). :)

http://www.playbill.com/article/les-miz-tours-final-stop-announced-meet-it-in-st-louis-com-131313

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Posted: 7/22/17 at 2:28pm

Somehow hoping and wishing that insanely, phenomenally talented Nathaniel Hackmann finally gets to be principal Valjean for this tour, after understudying for both the last tour and then the revival on Broadway. 

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Posted: 7/22/17 at 10:56pm

I'd love to see J. Mark McVey again. He was perfection as Valjean!

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Posted: 7/23/17 at 12:44pm

Sure wish they'd put the turntable back in. The show really isn't the same without it, especially the second act.

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Posted: 7/23/17 at 1:50pm

sueb1863 said: "Sure wish they'd put the turntable back in. The show really isn't the same without it, especially the second act.

 

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How do they even do the second act without it--particularly after the final battle? I haven't seen it on stage since 1990s and will hopefully see the tour this year so am really curious about the changes. 

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Posted: 7/23/17 at 2:06pm
 
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After the Final Battle, Enjolras is revealed on a cart that is being wheeled around rather than on the barricade. (Same for Gavroche - there's a beat where Javert comes out to look for Valjean and sees Gavroche on the cart.)

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Posted: 7/23/17 at 7:16pm

Yeah, I still miss seeing Gavorche collecting the ammo. It's still odd just hearing him get shot. 

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Posted: 7/23/17 at 8:57pm

I've seen it with the turntable and without and honestly I kind of prefer it without. The only time it was really necessary was for Gavroche's death, but when I saw the recent revival I thought only being able to hear his voice made the moment more chilling (and the part where he climbs back over the barricade just in time to die wounded me as well). I also liked seeing Enjolras on the cart, and the little bit they added between Gavroche and Javert at that time, too (even though they were clearly ripping that moment off from the movie). 

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Posted: 7/24/17 at 5:25am

You know, that's a good point. Not seeing Gavroche does make it more chilling and you feel worse seeing him pop up before he dies. 

By the way, with the show opening so soon, you would think they would announce the cast by now. I can't wait to hear Valjean is going to be.