The Broadway revival of Les Miserables is set to open March 23 of next year at its former home: the Imperial Theatre, where the epic mega-musical ran for nearly 13 years. Previews begin March 1.
Another run on the Great White Way was announced earlier this year, following the box office success of Les Mis the movie, which grossed $150 stateside and $438 million worldwide.
Les Mis, the fourth longest-running Broadway production of all time, opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987, before jumping to the Imperial Theatre three years later for 5,244 performances. The show returned to New York City for a much shorter stint from November 2006-January 2008. A U.S. national tour, launched in 2010, has garnered more than $145 million playing in dozens of cities.
"I feel really blessed that not only has my new production of Les Miserables been embraced by audiences and critics alike, even more fervently than the original, but Phil Smith and Bob Wankel of The Shubert Organization have kindly arranged for me to bring Cosette back to her spiritual home on Broadway, the Imperial Theatre," said producer Cameron Mackintosh in a statement Thursday.
"This magnificent theatre has the perfect blend of scale and intimacy for a story like Les Miserables, and I can’t wait to put together a brilliant company to bring this great musical to new generations of Broadway audiences," he added.
The casting process has already launched and will be completed over the summer.