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Colorblind casting hits high notes in Broadway's Les Misérables

Les Misérables is the most powerful, historic, love story of all times! Broadway Global
Les Misérables is the most powerful, historic, love story of all times! Broadway Global
Les Misérables

Les Misérables at Imperial Theatre

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Broadway Global shares the exclusive look at the soon to be multi award winning Broadway revival of Les Misérables. The musical by Cameron Mackintosh, Les Misérables was recognized as The 2012/2013 Broadway Global Movie of the Year, but now the Broadway production takes Les Misérables to another level. Congratulations for casting the musical with non traditional leads. The new production of Les Misérables is making Broadway viral news for what it should be known for accepting diversity!

Les Misérables is the 2014 Broadway Global Best Revival! The proof is in the pudding, so join Broadway Global as we remind Cameron, you don't need Russlle Crowe for Les Misérables. We even shared the exclusive as Les Mis celebrated its' 25th Anniversary starring long time Disney friend Michael Kostroff. The other close connection to Les Misérables is Broadway youngest producer Jordan Scott Gilbert (Ghost), who won Broadway Global Producer of the Year. As a child Jordan was the youngest artists to learn every lyric to the iconic musical Les Misérables. His love of the musical took him to new heights now producing theatre.

You have seen Broadway Global exclusive articles rant and rave for diversity with Aladdin, and even off Broadway's Heathers that lead the pack in popularity for casting an Asian as one of the leads. Now Cameron who already recouped monies with his revival of Miss Saigon in London can boast diversity in Broadway cast of Les Misérables. The role of Éponine is captured with great essence by Nikkki M. James who many of you may remember for her Tony Award winning performance in The Book of Mormon, thanks to Cassie Nicholaw's (Book of Mormon, Aladdin) choice in introducing Nikki to Broadway with her award winning performance in The Book of Mormon.

The other black Broadway artist who stands out in this exquisite production of Les Misérables is Kyle Scatliffe as Enjorlas. Kyle has a glorious strong voice who commands the stage with ease. The entire cast delivers one of the best productions to date of Les Misérables. "The chance for this production of Les Misérables to win "Best Broadway Revival" is 99 % a sure bet!" Theatre Chat. What one can be certain of is this new production, even if an understudy's like Aaron Walpole goes on for Jean Valjean, you will be captivated by a brilliant performance! No one in this cast of Les Misérables is a weak link. Cassie Levy (Fantine) who originated the role of Molly in Ghost on Broadway shines, in her death defying spotlight.

If one was to be really critical, the roles of Madama Thenardier and Thenardier are a bit to cartoonists. The characters have wonderful moments bringing laughter to this detailed production, but at the expense of not staying real to the horrific creators created by French depression. Detail is the key to this award winning production of Les Misérables! Every detail of capturing the mood and times is stunning, powerful and majestic. "You won't find numbers on the stage or glow tape for the actors to find there light. Take mini Opera specs and you will capture the magic by all of this brilliant production team. Les Misérables is the most powerful, historic, love story of all times.

Congratulations to the entire cast of Les Misérables starting with understudy Aaron Walpole (Jean Valjean at this showing), Cathryn Basile (Swing), John Brink (Swing), Erin Clemons (Ensemble), Joshua Colley (Petit Gervais, Gavroche), Emily Cramer (Old Woman), Natalie Charle Ellis (Wigmaker), Jason Forbach (Feuilly), Heidi Giberson (Ensemble), Ben Gunderson (Swing, Dance Captain), Nathaniel Hackman (Constable, Foreman, Courfeyrac), Samantha Hill (Cosette).

Nikki M. James (Eponine), Mia Sinclar Jenness (Ensemble), Ramin Karimloo (Jean Valjean), Andrew Kober (Innkeeper, Babet), Cassie Levy (Fantine), Gaten Matarazzo (Petit Gervais, Gavroche), Chris McCarrell (Laborer, Fauchelevent, Joly), Andy Meintus (Marius), Melissa Mitchell (Ensemble), Dennis Moench (Farmer, Claquesous), Adam Monley (Bishop of Digne, Combeferre), Betsy Morgan (Factory Girl), Angeli Negron (Little Cosette/Young Eponine), Weston Wells Olson (Swing), Melissa O'Neil (Ensemble).

Max Quinlan (Jean Prouvaire), John Rapson (Bamatabois, Grantaire, Major Domo), Terance Cedric Reddick (Lesgles), Rachel Rincione (Swing), Arbender J. Robinson (Constable, Montparnasse), Cliff Saunders (Thenardier), Kyle Scatliffe (Enjolras), Keala Settle (Madame Thenardier), Will Swenson (Javert), Christianne Tisdale (Innkeeper's Wife), Mckayla Twiggs (Little Cosette/Young Eponine), and again Aaron Walpole (Champmathieu) who played Jean Valjean at this showing).

For tickets call 800-447-7400 or visit www.lesmis.com/broadway.