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'Les Miserables' is set to return to Broadway

A scene from the musical "Les Miserables." The

A scene from the musical "Les Miserables." The touring production will come to Broadway in March 2014. (Credit: A scene from the musical "Les Miserables." The touring production will come to Broadway March 2014.)

Thanks to the smash success of the film version of "Les Miserables," producer Cameron Mackintosh will bring the Tony Award-winning musical back to Broadway in March 2014, he announced Tuesday.

The film - which is nominated for eight Oscars - has grossed more than $145 million.

A new production has been touring in the U.S. since November, and will have a home at the Shubert Theater when it makes to New York.

"I am delighted that Broadway audiences will now join the millions of Americans who have already flocked to see this glorious new staging and spectacular re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo," Mackintosh said.
The new Broadway show, directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, has staging different from earlier Broadway runs and has not yet been cast.

Mackintosh told The New York Times that he didn't plan to cast any movie or television stars, but conceded that a guest appearance by Hugh Jackman, the star of the movie, "would sell a few tickets."

"If Hugh said he wanted to do it for a week or two, that'd be fine by me," Mackintosh told the paper.

"Les Mis" is the fourth longest-running Broadway show of all time. It opened in March 1987, playing until May 2003, when it closed after 6,680 performances. It was revived in November 2006 and closed Jan. 6, 2008.

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