Les Mis re­turns to the boards

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - REELNEWS ON THE RECORD -

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 ClaudeMichel 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? dclarke@irish­times.com

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