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Former ‘Les Miserables’ Jean Valjean Alfie Boe Joins ‘Finding Neverland’ Tonight

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Mar 29, 2016 02:53 PM EDT

Alfie Boe is back on Broadway, starting tonight! The former Les Miserables Jean Valjean actor is taking over the leading role of J.M.Barrie in Finding Neverland. Boe is replacing Tony Yazbeck.

Diane Paulus Finding Neverland Director Diane Paulus released a statement to reporters about Yazbeck’s exit and Boe’s arrival, saying (via Playbill):

“I have adored working with the extraordinary Tony Yazbeck, and it has been a joy having him lead our company as J.M. Barrie. It is very exciting that our next J.M. Barrie will be Alfie Boe, whose breadth of experience and enormous musical talents I know will make him a thrilling Barrie. I can’t wait to work with Alfie and to welcome him to our company at the Lunt-Fontanne."

Finding Neverland producer Harvey Weinstein also released a statement, saying:

“We’ve been so lucky having Tony Yazbeck, one of Broadway’s best triple threats, part of the Neverland family. And, although his limited engagement run ends next month, I’m already looking forward to reuniting with this wildly talented actor and all around great guy on future Weinstein stage and screen projects.…And who better to take over the role than Alfie Boe? Known for his exquisite tenor voice, he’s also a superb actor whom we’re thrilled to have as part of the family.”

Finding Neverland is currently playing at the Lunt-Fontanne theater. For more information please call Ticketmaster at (877) 250-2929 or visit the Box Office at The Lunt-Fontanne Theater, located at 205 West 46th Street or visit FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com.

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