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Photo Flash: The Celebration Continues! LES MISERABLES' 30th Birthday Event With Patti LuPone, Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle and More!Photo Flash: The Celebration Continues! LES MISERABLES' 30th Birthday Event With Patti LuPone, Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

It's been 30 years since Claude-Michel Schönberg &Alain Boublil's phenomenon of a musical opened in London. LES MISERABLES originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985. It transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 where it ran for 19 years before moving to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on 3 April 2004 where it has already played for 11 years and looks set to at least equal the run at the Palace Theatre as it is still playing to standing room only. When Les Miserables celebrated its 21st London birthday on 8 October 2006, it became the World's Longest Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by Cats in London's West End. (more...)

Celebrate 30 Years of LES MISERABLES with the Original London Cast!Celebrate 30 Years of LES MISERABLES with the Original London Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

It's hard to remember life without Les Miserables. That's because today marks 30 years since Claude-Michel Schonberg &Alain Boublil's phenomenon of a musical opened in London. LES MISERABLES originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985. It transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 where it ran for 19 years before moving to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on 3 April 2004 where it has already played for 11 years and looks set to at least equal the run at the Palace Theatre as it is still playing to standing room only. When Les Miserables celebrated its 21st London birthday on 8 October 2006, it became the World's Longest Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by Cats in London's West End. (more...)

LES MISERABLES London Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Original Cast Tonight - Colm Wilkinson, Alfie Boe, Frances Ruffelle and More!LES MISERABLES London Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Original Cast Tonight - Colm Wilkinson, Alfie Boe, Frances Ruffelle and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Tonight 8 October 2015, the West End production of 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre continues to make history as it celebrates its 30th anniversary with a very special performance starting at 7.00pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Peter Lockyer and Rachelle Ann Go Share LES MISERABLES Memories in Celebration of 30th AnniversarySTAGE TUBE: Peter Lockyer and Rachelle Ann Go Share LES MISERABLES Memories in Celebration of 30th Anniversary
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2015

The legendary production of Les Miserables is celebrating its 30th birthday this week and as part of the celebrations, check out the interview video below of Peter Lockyer, who plays Jean Valjean, and Rachelle Ann Go who plays Fantine. (more...)

Donald R. Seawell, Denver Center Founder, Broadway Producer & RSC Champion, Dies at 103Donald R. Seawell, Denver Center Founder, Broadway Producer & RSC Champion, Dies at 103
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Donald R. Seawell, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Broadway producer and the first to bring the Royal Shakespeare Company to New York, died today, September 30, 2015. He was 103. (more...)

LES MISERABLES on Broadway Will Celebrate Show's 30th Anniversary with 'Fan Day' Next WeekLES MISERABLES on Broadway Will Celebrate Show's 30th Anniversary with 'Fan Day' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's LES MISERABLES will celebrate the upcoming 30th Anniversary of the show's original and still going strong London production with a special Fan Day on Broadway on Tuesday, October 6 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).   For that one day only, fans can purchase two tickets (select mezzanine seats) for $60.01 at the box-office only.  Fan Day will also include a photo booth in the lobby, special contest offers, and promotional item give-aways. (more...)

2016 London International Mime Festival to Kick Off in January2016 London International Mime Festival to Kick Off in January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

The London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see the very best and newest contemporary visual theatre, including cutting edge circus-theatre, animation and puppetry, mask, physical and object theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch First Trailer for Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET, to be Released in Cinemas WorldwideSTAGE TUBE: Watch First Trailer for Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET, to be Released in Cinemas Worldwide
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2015

The National Theatre Live has released the first trailer for HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. The production started performances on 5 August and officially opened 25 August at the Barbican Theatre for an exclusive run through 31 October 2015. The play is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. Below, check out the trailer for the production, to be screened in cinemas worldwide starting 15 October through the National Theatre Live! Click here to find a screening near you. (more...)

Australia's Circa to Make BAM Debut with OPUS, Nov 4-8Australia's Circa to Make BAM Debut with OPUS, Nov 4-8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

An Australian circus company, a French string quartet, and a Russian composer will tumble together in the fantastic world of OPUS, a "cut-glass, caviar circus" (The Telegraph) which BAM presents from November 4 to 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Peter Lockyer, Rachelle Ann Go & More in West End's LES MISERABLESPhoto Flash: First Look at Peter Lockyer, Rachelle Ann Go & More in West End's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Now in its record breaking 30th year at the Queen's Theatre, LES MISERABLES stars Phil Daniels as 'Thenardier', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert',Rachelle Ann Go as 'Fantine'; Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thenardier' Zoe Doano as 'Cosette', Peter Lockyer as 'Jean Valjean', Rob Houchen as 'Marius', Carrie Hope Fletcher as 'Eponine' and Bradley Jaden as 'Enjolras'. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

LES MISERABLES London Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Online Ticket Lottery and Original Cast, Oct. 8 - Colm Wilkinson, Alfie Boe, Frances Ruffelle and More!LES MISERABLES London Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Online Ticket Lottery and Original Cast, Oct. 8 - Colm Wilkinson, Alfie Boe, Frances Ruffelle and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

On Thursday 8 October 2015, the West End production of 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre continues to make history as it celebrates its 30th anniversary with a very special performance starting at 7.00pm. 450 tickets for this performance will be available to the fans through a mobile lottery and a charity auction to raise money for the Save the Children Syria Children's Appeal. Audience members wishing to attend this historic musical event will have the opportunity to enter the mobile lottery or auction by visiting lesmis.com/30 which will be live from 12.00 noon on Friday 25 September 2015. (more...)

LES MISERABLES London to Announce 30th Anniversary Plans Tomorrow!LES MISERABLES London to Announce 30th Anniversary Plans Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

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Juliette Binoche-Led ANTIGONE Begins at the Kennedy Center This Fall; Full Cast Announced!Juliette Binoche-Led ANTIGONE Begins at the Kennedy Center This Fall; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

The cast also includes Obi Abili, Kirsty Bushell, Samuel Edward-Cook, Finbar Lynch, Patrick O'Kane, and Kathryn Pogson. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/25/2015 - 9/1/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 8/25/2015 - 9/1/2015
by - Sep 1, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/25/2015 - 9/1/2015. (more...)

Christina Bianco Reviews: HAMLET, Starring Benedict CumberbatchChristina Bianco Reviews: HAMLET, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch
by Guest Blogger: Christina Bianco - Aug 30, 2015

One year ago, I was 2,682nd in an online queue to purchase tickets for The Barbican Theatre's 'Hamlet.'  Of course, it is now common knowledge that the entire three-month run completely sold out in less than four hours, so I count myself very lucky to have snagged seats. (more...)

Review Roundup: HAMLET, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Opens at the BarbicanReview Roundup: HAMLET, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Opens at the Barbican
by Review Roundups - Aug 25, 2015

HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, started performances on 5 August and officially opens tonight, 25 August at the Barbican Theatre for an exclusive run through 31 October 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

HAMLET, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Opens Tonight at the BarbicanHAMLET, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Opens Tonight at the Barbican
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, started performances on 5 August and officially opens tonight, 25 August at the Barbican Theatre for an exclusive run through 31 October 2015.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Production Photos of Cumberbatch In HAMLET!Photo Coverage: New Production Photos of Cumberbatch In HAMLET!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Additional official production photographs are released today (25 August) for Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. Performances at the Barbican Theatre commenced earlier this month on 5 August, with opening night this evening. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/14; GREY GARDENS, A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/14; GREY GARDENS, A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 14, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Long Island, St. Louis and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN with Audra McDonald and Will Swenson in Boston, Bay Street's GREY GARDENS starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York, and The Muny's OKLAHOMA!, just to name a few. (more...)

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Urges Fans to Not Record HAMLET PerformancesVIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Urges Fans to Not Record HAMLET Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Following a recent performance, the HAMLET star addressed the audience directly. "I can see cameras, I can see red lights in the auditorium," he told the crowd at the London stage door. "It's mortifying and there's nothing less supportive." Watch his full speech below! (more...)

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