Broadway’s Les Miserables to close
The Broadway revival of Les Miserables has announced it will close with a final performance on 4 September 2016. At the end of the run, which began previews on 1 March 2014 it will have played 1,026 performances at the Imperial Theatre.
The show currently stars Alfie Boe in the role of Jean Valjean, however from 1 March 2016 John Owen-Jones will take over the role for the duration of the Broadway run.
Based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, original French text by Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, an original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, and additional material by James Fenton. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1987 and was revived previously in 2006.
Les Miserables is currently celebrating its 30th Anniversary in London’s West End at the Queens Theatre.