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"Les Misérables" fans don't have to dream a dream of the musical's Broadway return much longer -- a revival that will now happen on a very familiar stage.

British musical producer Cameron Mackintosh announced the highly acclaimed musical will return to Broadway's Imperial Theatre next spring, reports Entertainment Weekly. The Imperial Theatre was home to the show for almost 13 years and 5,244 performances.

"Les Mis" premiered at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987. It moved to the Imperial on Oct. 17, 1990, and played there through May 18, 2003.

Mackintosh is beyond pleased with the decision to bring new life to the musical in its original home, reports BroadwayWorld.com

“This magnificent theater has the perfect blend of scale and intimacy for a story like Les Misérables, and I can’t wait to put together a brilliant company to bring this great musical to new generations of Broadway audiences,” Mackintosh said in a statement.

The reworked American production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg will debut on March 23, 2014.

Tom Hooper's 2012 film adaptation of the story has raked in more than $300 million worldwide since its release on Christmas Day, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The film also won three Academy Awards during this year's Oscar ceremony, with Anne Hathaway taking Best Supporting Actress.

Casting for the production will begin later this summer and previews for the musical will begin March 1, 2014.

The original "Les Mis" debuted at London's Barbican Theatre in 1985. It's still showing in London's West End, making it the longest-running musical in the world.