Les Mis returns to the boards
It looks as if the mammoth financial success of Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables is having an effect on the Great White Way. Cameron Mackintosh, producer of both film and stage show, has confirmed that the 25th anniversary production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s show will return to Broadway at some point in 2014.The show has had an odd history in New York. Opening in 1987, it ran for 16 successful years. But when Mackintosh brought the show back three years later, it lasted for just 15 months.
Hopes Mackintosh: “What we’re counting on is that people who loved the movie will now really want to see Les Misérables on stage, and people who loved the original musical were swept up by the film and say, ‘I can’t wait for another chance to see it on stage again.’”
We’ll see. Shall we?