The cast of the Broadway revival of “Les Miserables” will be storming the barricades a while longer: Producer Cameron Mackintosh has announced that the show will be extended at the Broadhurst Theater at least through the summer.
Originally skedded to play a limited six-month engagement when it opened Nov. 9, the revival has been playing steadily to audiences upward of 80% capacity.
While revivals within the same decade as hit premiere runs were once common, they have become increasingly rare in the past 20 years. “Les Miz” bucked that trend by opening just 3½ years after the end of the original’s Broadway stint of 16 years and 6,680 performances.
Current cast, including Alexander Gemignani, Norm Lewis, Gary Beach, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Aaron Lazar, will continue through the summer.
As previously announced, Daphne Rubin-Vega, who plays Fantine, will take a leave of absence Feb. 18-April 11 to co-star with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz in “Jack Goes Boating” at the Public Theater. Her replacement will be announced after Jan. 1.