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'Les Miserables' headed back to Broadway in 2014

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Once more to the barricades, "Les Misérables" fans.

The beloved musical is heading back to Broadway next year in the form of the 25th-anniversary touring production, which came to Los Angeles in 2011. "Les Misérables," which has found renewed popularity thanks to the Oscar-nominated movie adaptation, is set to open in New York in spring 2014.

The production has been touring the United States since 2010 and has stopped at the Ahmanson Theatre in L.A. and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. 

Directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, the 25th-anniversary production draws inspiration from the paintings of Victor Hugo, who wrote the original novel. The staging features projections of some of Hugo's paintings as well as other visual effects.

Uber-producer Cameron Mackintosh is spearheading the revival, as he did the original Broadway run of the musical, which opened in 1987 and ran for 16 years. 

The movie adaptation, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, is up for eight Oscars on Sunday, including best picture.

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