How can we miss it if it won't go away? Ten years after its then-record-breaking Broadway run shuttered and seven years after its (first) revival, Les Miserables is coming back to a New York stage, according to the New York Times.
A new stage version of Les Mis will open on Broadway in March 2014, producer Cameron Mackintosh said on Tuesday, in an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the Oscar-nominated film—and restore luster to the show after a short-lived 2006 revival that even Mackintosh now admits was ill-conceived. (As opposed to the original Broadway production, which ran from 1987 to 2003, the revival barely made it past a year.)
We hear the new version, which has been touring the United States for two years, lacks the somewhat iconic revolving turntable and has redesigned scenery based on Victor Hugo’s paintings for his original novel, as well as new orchestrations. The production will be directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, and will run at a Shubert theater to be named later. Stay tuned for cast announcements (might Oscar-nominated Hugh Jackman return to Broadway to play Jean Valjean again?) and ticket information.