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Producer Cameron Mackintosh planning to storm New York barricades with third run of stage musical after success of film

Les Misérables is heading back to Broadway, more than a decade after the original New York production closed its doors.

Following the success of Tom Hooper's film adaptation, producer Cameron Mackintosh revealed yesterday that he would take the 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables to New York in 2014. Neither dates nor a specific venue has been announced, but Mackintosh said the musical would play at a theatre owned by the Shubert Organisation.

It means a third New York outing for Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel and Claude-Michel Schönberg's musical, which initially launched there in 1987, two years after the RSC's original production transferred to the West End. While the London show is still going strong, Les Misérables lasted 16 years on Broadway, closing in 2003.

However, it returned three years later – a move »

- Matt Trueman

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