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BWW Interview: LES MISERABLES' Paul Wilkins, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Emily Langridge Reveal Why Their Show Tugs at Your HeartstringsBWW Interview: LES MISERABLES' Paul Wilkins, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Emily Langridge Reveal Why Their Show Tugs at Your Heartstrings
by Adam Jay - Apr 24, 2016

The first-ever international tour of Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) must close this Sunday, May 1, after three extensions. With nearly sold out tickets day in and day out, this production can easily be one of the most successful productions staged at the relatively brand new theatre The Theatre at Solaire. (more...)

BWW Feature: Adrian Pang 'Carnage' Co-Star Talks Esplanade-Bound LES MISERABLESBWW Feature: Adrian Pang 'Carnage' Co-Star Talks Esplanade-Bound LES MISERABLES
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Apr 12, 2016

'Adrian Pang is wonderful to work with, such an instinctive actor! It was so much fun to play off him, I just love him! I hope we get to work together again soon,' says Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, who along with Lea Salonga, make up the first three internationally acclaimed Filipina actresses - the third being Joanna Ampil - to have ever played Fantine in Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schonberg's LES MISERABLES , playing at The Esplanade beginning May 31 onwards. (more...)

Meet LES MISERABLES International Tour's Little People!Meet LES MISERABLES International Tour's Little People!
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 9, 2016

While watching a revival production of Lionel Bart's 'Oliver!' in London, LES MISERABLES Co-creator Alain Boublil saw the similarities between literature's favorite little street urchins Oliver Twist, from Charles Dicken's novel of the same name, and Gavroche, from Victor Hugo's LES MISERABLES, which sparked the idea to cowrite the novel-to-stage adaptation of the latter with Claude-Michel Schonberg more than 30 years ago. (more...)

VIDEO: Cameron Mackintosh Announces Final Extension of LES MISERABLES in ManilaVIDEO: Cameron Mackintosh Announces Final Extension of LES MISERABLES in Manila
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The reimagined production of LES MISERABLES in Manila, which serves as the first leg of the well-loved musical's 2016 Asian/International Tour, must close on Sunday, May 1, at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resorts and Casino. To purchase tickets (P1,750-P7,000), visit TicketWorld.com.ph. (more...)

BWW Review: Reimagined LES MISERABLES Asian/International TourBWW Review: Reimagined LES MISERABLES Asian/International Tour
by BWW Staff - Mar 20, 2016

LES MISERABLES stirred a musical maelstrom in Manila last Wednesday (March 16), and is poised to win audinces over via a memorable theatrical experience. At the heart of its seamless and dynamic storytelling beats a conscience that rouses, provokes, mangles, and transforms souls: a singular man's search for acceptance and meaning in a fractured and unforgiving 19th century France. This Cameron Mackintosh new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's legendary and popular musical takes center stage again, this time against the canvases of Victor Hugo's lesser known paintings--never before seen in the original London's West End and Broadway productions--providing a perfect complement to the production's memorable music and breath-taking sets of that iconic turning-barricade-flying-helicopter-falling-chandelier stature Mackintosh productions are known for. (more...)

Photo Coverage: LES MISERABLES Asian Tour Officially Kicks Off in ManilaPhoto Coverage: LES MISERABLES Asian Tour Officially Kicks Off in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 20, 2016

No less that theater impresario Cameron Mackintosh, the world's first 'theater billionaire' according to Forbes, much-lauded composer Claude-Michel Schonberg, and prolific theater director Laurence Connor attended the gala premiere of the reimagined production of Schonberg and Alain Boublil's phenonemal musical LES MISERABLES' first-ever Asian Tour, which kicked off at the state-of-the-art The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, last Wednesday, March 16. (more...)


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STAGE TUBE: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast Meets Press; Simon Gleeson Sings 'Bring Him Home'STAGE TUBE: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast Meets Press; Simon Gleeson Sings 'Bring Him Home'
by Jory Rivera - Mar 15, 2016

The reimagined production of LES MISERABLES' (LES MIS) producing and creative team, represented by producer Cameron Mackintosh, composer Claude-Michel Schonberg, and director Laurence Connor, who are also in town holding new auditions for the upcoming global productions of the mega-musical "Miss Saigon," presented to the members of the Philippine Press the full cast of the first Asian Tour of the new LES MIS earlier today. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast Meets Press; Rachelle Ann Go Sings 'I Dreamed A Dream'STAGE TUBE: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast Meets Press; Rachelle Ann Go Sings 'I Dreamed A Dream'
by Jory Rivera - Mar 15, 2016

The reimagined production of LES MISERABLES' (LES MIS) producing and creative team, represented by producer Cameron Mackintosh, composer Claude-Michel Schonberg, and director Laurence Connor, who are also in town holding new auditions for the upcoming global productions of the mega-musical 'Miss Saigon,' presented to the members of the Philippine Press the full cast of the first Asian Tour of the new LES MIS earlier today. (more...)

Photo Coverage: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast, Mackintosh, Schonberg & Connor Meet the PressPhoto Coverage: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast, Mackintosh, Schonberg & Connor Meet the Press
by Jory Rivera - Mar 15, 2016

The reimagined production of LES MISERABLES' (LES MIS) producing and creative team, represented by producer Cameron Mackintosh, composer Claude-Michel Schonberg, and director Laurence Connor, who are also in town holding new auditions for the upcoming global productions of the mega-musical 'Miss Saigon,' presented to the members of the Philippine Press the full cast of the first Asian Tour of the new LES MIS earlier today. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Asian Tour Extends Anew in Manila; Show Runs from 3/11-4/24LES MISERABLES Asian Tour Extends Anew in Manila; Show Runs from 3/11-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2016

Claude Michel-Schonberg and Alain Boublil's musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) opens at The Theatre at Solaire (Solaire Resort and Casino, Paranaque City) on Friday, March. 11, and even more exciting news, the show has announced an extension until Sunday, April 24, giving it an incredible six-week run in Manila prior to its limited engagement in Singapore. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Continues to Evolve, Surprise and SucceedLES MISERABLES Continues to Evolve, Surprise and Succeed
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 29, 2016

The original London production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel LES MISERABLES (LES MIS), which was Messrs Schonberg and Boublil's first collaboration with theater producer Cameron Mackintosh, opened to very mixed reviews from the critics in 1985. But 'LES MIS has always been big for criticism,' says Meghan Lewit for The Atlantic. 'Bombast? Bathos? That's the point. The original production [which remains intact and continues to play at the Queen's Theatre in London until today] has endured because it gave audiences exactly what they wanted.' (more...)

Photo & Video: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast Preview 'Finale'Photo & Video: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast Preview 'Finale'
by Jory Rivera - Feb 21, 2016

Yesterday, select members of the press, including BroadwayWorld.com, were invited to a 'vocals only' rehearsal of Cameron Mackintosh's reimagined production of popular musical LES MISERABLES (LES MIS), which is embarking on its first Asian Tour (Manila: March 11 to April 17 at The Theatre at Solaire; Singapore: May 31 to July 17 at Esplanade Theatre). (more...)

Video: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast Preview 'One Day More'Video: LES MIS Asian Tour Cast Preview 'One Day More'
by Jory Rivera - Feb 20, 2016

Earlier today, select members of the press, including BroadwayWorld.com, were invited to a 'vocals only' rehearsal of Cameron Mackintosh's reimagined production of popular musical LES MISERABLES (LES MIS), which is embarking on its first Asian Tour (Manila: March 11 to April 17 at The Theatre at Solaire; Singapore: May 31 to July 17 at Esplanade Theatre). (more...)

Earl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast AnnouncedEarl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

British actor Earl Carpenter, who originated the role of Inspector Javert in the reimagined production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's book-to-stage adaptation of LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) and abruptly left the Broadway production last November due to a neck injury (cervical vertebrae impingement), will rejoin the company of the new production of LES MIS in its first Asian Tour (Manila-Singapore), which has been set to kick off at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, in Manila from Friday, March 11, until Sunday, April 17. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Extends First Leg of 2016 Asian TourLES MISERABLES Extends First Leg of 2016 Asian Tour
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 10, 2016

There has been an increased interest for tickets to behemoth, long-running musical LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) since its major producer Cameron Mackintosh and Philippine partner Concertus Manila announced last September that the acclaimed Australian touring production of the the revamped 25th anniversary production of LES MIS, which must close this Sunday, January 17, at the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane will transfer to The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila starting Friday, March 11. Due to the high demand for tickets, which can be purchased at TicketWorld.com.ph, Mr. Mackintosh and Concertus Manila have released a new set of tickets that will extend performances in Manila until Sunday, April 17, thus far. (more...)

Injured Earl Carpenter Officially Exits Broadway's LES MISERABLES; Adam Monley in the WingsInjured Earl Carpenter Officially Exits Broadway's LES MISERABLES; Adam Monley in the Wings
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 21, 2015

Original cast member Adam Monley is moving up within the ranks of the Broadway revival of LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Breaking News: Goodbye to the Barricade- LES MISERABLES Will End Broadway Run Next Fall; Final Valjean Announced!Breaking News: Goodbye to the Barricade- LES MISERABLES Will End Broadway Run Next Fall; Final Valjean Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Cameron Mackintosh's current Broadway revival of  Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's legendary musical LES MISERABLES will end its acclaimed run on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Imperial Theater (239 West 45th Street).  The current Broadway version of LES MISERABLES is the only production of the musical currently playing in North America and stars Alfie Boe, the acclaimed star of the London 25th Anniversary Concert, as Jean Valjean through February 28.  John Owen-Jones, who is currently starring as The Phantom in Mackintosh's London production of The Phantom of the Opera, and has played Valjean both on Broadway (in 2007) and in London, will succeed Boe in the role beginning March 1 for the duration of the show's Broadway run.  This new production of the musical will have given 1,026 performances over two-and-a-half years.  In total, since the 1987 opening of the original production, LES MISERABLESwill have played 8,202 performances on Broadway.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/18/2015 - STEVE and LAZARUS Off-Broadway, SPRING AWAKENING at the White House!WAKE UP with BWW 11/18/2015 - STEVE and LAZARUS Off-Broadway, SPRING AWAKENING at the White House!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 18, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: STEVE and LAZARUS bow off-Broadway, SPRING AWAKENING heads to the White House and more! (more...)

Will Swenson Returns to Broadway's LES MISERABLES TonightWill Swenson Returns to Broadway's LES MISERABLES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Original cast member Will Swenson returns to the role of 'Javert' in Cameron Mackintosh's Broadway production of LES MISERABLES for a limited time beginning tonight, November 18, stepping in for Earl Carpenter as he recovers from a neck injury (cervical vertebrae impingement). (more...)

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