The upcoming Broadway cast of Les Misérables is anything but miserable — veteran theatre actors Ramin Karimloo, Will Swenson, Nikki M. James and Caissie Levy are all on board.
Producers announced Tuesday that The Phantom of the Opera veteran Karimloo was cast as Jean Valjean, Hair star Swenson as Javert, Ghost star Levy (a Canadian actress born in Hamilton, Ont.) as Fantine and The Book of Mormon star James as Éponine.
Canadian actor Karimloo has been earning raves as Valjean in the show's pre-Broadway run in Toronto.
The re-imagined story will begin previews March 1 at the Imperial Theatre. Additional casting, including the roles of Marius and Cosette, will be announced later.
The show marks the third time the show has made it to Broadway.
The recent Oscar-nominated big screen adaptation directed by Tom Hooper starred Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.