Howard Shapiro in the Phila. Inquirer, May 21:
Producer Cameron Mackintosh chose a few theaters in 2006 as places that could restage and re-envision Les Miz. (Except for cut-down school shows, it was supposed the be staged the same way everywhere since its '85 RSC premiere.)
It's opening this week at Philadelphia's Walnut Theater: no turntable, cast of 36, big one-piece barricade, emphasis on story over spectacle, numerous other staging changes. Implications for the Aug. 9-23 production at CdA Summer Theater?