Cameron Mackintosh is the official Les Miserables expert, because after producing the original stage version of Les Mis and serving as co-producer of the Oscar-nominated movie adaptation this year, he is re-imagining it yet again.
This time, however, he is bringing the musical back home to Broadway. Les Mis will open on Broadway in March of 2014. The new vision of the show is based on paintings by Victor Hugo, Mackintosh said in a release. Photos show a use of light and drama that will give the show a new look and feel.
The original production of Les Mis is in its 28th year in London and currently holds the record as the world’s longest running musical. It is the fourth-longest running Broadway production of all time. The 2012 film version starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway is nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture. The recent popularity of the movie is sure to help boost ticket sales for the latest Broadway incarnation.
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