View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 Related Shows Les Miserables Tony nominee Will Swenson is set to return to Les Miserables on Broadway on November 18 in the role of Javert, stepping in for Earl Carpenter as he recovers from a neck injury. Carpenter will undergo an MRI this week to determine a treatment plan and timetable for recovery. Swenson was the original Javert in the revival, which is playing at the Imperial Theatre.”As long as the results of the MRI aren’t too scary, I’ll be back on the barricade as soon as possible,” Carpenter said in a statement. “I’m grateful to Will Swenson for filling in for me on short notice!” Swenson added: “Super happy to get the chance to come back to Les Miz for a couple of weeks and fill in for Earl while his injury heals up. We’ve all been there before. And for all the times I’ve been hurt, I’m glad to repay the karma cycle of filling-in. Wishing the amazing Earl Carpenter a speedy and healthy recovery!”Swenson received a Tony nomination for Hair. His additional Broadway credits include Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, 110 in the Shade, Lestate and Brooklyn: the Musical.The newly reimagined production of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s tuner is directed by James Powell and School of Rock’s Laurence Connor. The current cast also includes Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Montego Glover as Fantine, Brennyn Lark as Eponine, Chris McCarrell as Marius, Alexandra Finke as Cosette, Wallace Smith as Enjolras and Gavin Lee and Rachel Izen as the Thenardiers. Hayden Tee will assume the role of Javert on January 29.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man was stabbed and another was beaten by a group of three attackers armed with bats, a machete and a knife in New Cassel early Sunday morning, Nassau County police said.The two victims, ages 21 and 22, were arriving at a house on Roman Avenue when two bat-weilding members of the group chased the 22-year-old victim in the front yard and struck him in his arms and back of the head at 3:10 a.m., police said.The third assailant, who was armed with a machete and a knife, chased the 21-year-old victim into the rear yard and attacked him, causing a fractured vertebrae, stab wound to the back, severe laceration between his thumb and index finger as well as the right forearm, police said.The 21-year-old victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for his injuries. The other victim refused medical attention.The attackers fled on foot in an unknown direction.Third Squad detectives request that anyone with information regarding the above crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.