PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Here's Something New, I Think I'll Give it a Try!" A Two-Show Day at Broadway's Les Misérables With Andrew Kober
03 Sep 2014
Spend a day with cast member Andrew Kober at the Tony Award-nominated revival of Les Misérables. The actor, who plays Babet and (on this particular Saturday) Bamatabois, shares his morning rituals and documents the backstage action at the busy Imperial Theatre.
"We're having a fantastic time doing Les Miz on Broadway eight times a week," says Kober. "I had a blast taking Playbill along on a two-show Saturday, from waking up with my wife and dog, to two shows with a pizza party in between. I hope you have as much fun looking at the photos as I did taking them!"
Les Miz is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, original adaption by Trevor Nunn and John Caird and additional material by James Fenton. The original orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker.
The new production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, with set and image design by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter and projections realized by Fifty-Nine Productions. Musical staging is by Michael Ashcroft and Geoffrey Garratt. Musical supervision is by Stephen Brooker and musical direction by James Lowe.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.