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Les Miserables returns to Broadway home

Les Mis
Image caption Cameron Mackintosh’s new production will open in March 2014

Les Miserables will return to its former home on Broadway when it lands in New York for its third run in 2014.

The long-running musical, produced by Sir Cameron Mackintosh, will open at the Imperial Theatre - its previous home for 13 years - next March.

Les Mis first ran at the Imperial in October 1990, having spent three years at the Broadway Theatre, where it opened in 1987.

The current tour began in 2010 and is currently in Sacramento, California.

Macintosh's re-imagined story about a decades-long manhunt, social inequality and redemption begins previews on 1 March 2014 with an official opening night set for 23 March.

Producers said the casting process for the new production will be completed later this summer.

Featuring the songs I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own and One Day More, Les Mis is the third-longest-running musical on Broadway history, after Phantom of the Opera in first place and Cats.

Since 1987 it has played a total of 6,680 performances and has been seen by nearly 65 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 22 languages.

British director Tom Hooper's film adaptation starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe won three Oscar awards and four Baftas earlier this year.

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