There will be empty chairs and empty tables again at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre soon, as the revival of “Les Misérables” is set to close.
Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s legendary musical will play its final performance on September 4, 2016. At the time of its closing, it will have given 22 previews and 1,026 regular productions, over its two-and-a-half year run.
In total, since the 1987 production, “Les Misérables” will have played 8,202 performances on Broadway.
The Broadway production of the musical is currently the only one performing in North America.
Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, “Les Misérables” has been seen by 70 million people worldwide in 43 countries and 22 languages. Its epic score, which has been preserved in 47 different cast recordings, features songs like “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and “One Day More.”
The musical was adapted into a 2012 Academy Award-winning film starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.
The current production stars Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean through Feb. 28. John Owen-Jones, who played the production on Broadway in 2007, will return to the role on March 1 and continue through the show’s close.
For tickets and further information, visit www.lesmiz.com/broadway.