Frances Ruffelle News

Date of Birth: August 29, 1965 (50)
Gender: Female
BWW Review: FRANCES RUFFELLE Brings A Little Bit of Paris to Kennedy CenterBWW Review: FRANCES RUFFELLE Brings A Little Bit of Paris to Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 27, 2016

There's something to be said about Ms. Ruffelle embracing her own originality and zest for life, and selecting songs that emphasize she's very much her own person and does things her own way. Her cabaret was unlike any other you'd experience from most of the women who have graced the Broadway or West End stages. Uniqueness can be a good thing. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/12/16- LES MISERABLESSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/12/16- LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2016

Today in 1987, Les Miserables opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 6680 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. An ensemble that includes prostitutes, student revolutionaries, factory workers, and others joins the lead characters. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena. The original Broadway cast included Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, David Bryant as Marius, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, Frances Ruffelle as Eponine, Braden Danner as Gavroche, Donna Vivino as Young Cosette, Jennifer Butt as Madame Thenardier, Leo Burmester as Thenardier, Randy Graff as Fantine, and Terrence Mann as Javert. (more...)

Frances Ruffelle to Play Hippodrome CasinoFrances Ruffelle to Play Hippodrome Casino
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Continuing the new season of programming at The Hippodrome Theatre, Club 11 London and The Hippodrome Casino are excited to bring you a night with Musical Theatre star, Tony Award winner and Les Mis's original Eponine, Frances Ruffelle. Tickets available here. Frances Ruffelle is bringing her critically acclaimed solo show 'I Say Yeh-Yeh' to the Hippodrome for the first time. (more...)

Nominations Announced for 2016 Also Recognised AwardsNominations Announced for 2016 Also Recognised Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

MyTheatreMates, founded by Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock, have announced the shortlists in the second annual Also Recognised Awards. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Frances Ruffelle Sings 'No Regrets'; New Album I SAY YEH-YEH Out NowSTAGE TUBE: Frances Ruffelle Sings 'No Regrets'; New Album I SAY YEH-YEH Out Now
by Stage Tube - Dec 28, 2015

Tony winner Frances Ruffelle recently launched her own YouTube account and just released a montage set to 'No Regrets' from her new album I SAY YEH-YEH, available now. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Frances Ruffelle in BENEATH THE DRESSSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Frances Ruffelle in BENEATH THE DRESS
by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2015

Frances Ruffelle has posted footage of her solo show, Beneath the Dress, at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Frances has recently launched her own Youtube account. Check it out here! (more...)

BWW Review: John Lloyd Young Makes Kennedy Center Solo Cabaret DebutBWW Review: John Lloyd Young Makes Kennedy Center Solo Cabaret Debut
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 20, 2015

No matter how you slice it, he's a gifted vocalist. (more...)

Adding Oscar-Nominated Song 'Suddenly' to LES MIS Stage Remains UncertainAdding Oscar-Nominated Song 'Suddenly' to LES MIS Stage Remains Uncertain
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 2, 2015

'If you don't have a camera zooming straight into the eyes or catching a close-up of a hand touching another hand, it doesn't work,' said Claude-Michel Schonberg, the French composer of now 30-year-old musical 'Les Miserables' (Les Mis), when asked about the possibility of adding the Oscar-nominated song 'Suddenly,' especially written for the 2012 movie adaptation, to 'Les Mis' onstage. (more...)

Photo Flash: MISS SAIGON's Jon Jon Briones, Eva Noblezada, and More Take Home Wilma AwardsPhoto Flash: MISS SAIGON's Jon Jon Briones, Eva Noblezada, and More Take Home Wilma Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2015

The second annual West End Wilma Awards took place on Friday afternoon, 30 October 2015, at The Hippodrome Casino. Below, check out the full list of winners and some snapshots from the awards' red carpet! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/24-10/25/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/24-10/25/2015
by - Oct 25, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 25, 2015 - Sunday, October 25, 2015. (more...)

HOT Video: LES MISERABLES' 30th Birthday with Patti LuPone, Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle & More Singing in Special Finale!HOT Video: LES MISERABLES' 30th Birthday with Patti LuPone, Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle & More Singing in Special Finale!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2015

It's been 30 years since Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's phenomenon of a musical opened in London and finally videos have just started to appear online from the special 30th Anniversary event, including Patti LuPone, Colm Wilkinson, Frances Rufelle, John Owen Jones, Geronimo Rauch, Peter Lockyer, Rachelle Ann Go, Carrie Hope Fletcher and other members of the current and original cast! (more...)

VIDEO: Frances Ruffelle's Daughter Eliza Doolittle Sings Along to 'On My Own' RemixVIDEO: Frances Ruffelle's Daughter Eliza Doolittle Sings Along to 'On My Own' Remix
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2015

Tony Award-winning Les Miserables actress Frances Ruffelle (Eponine) recently shared a video of her daughter Eliza Doolittle singing the song for which Ruffelle is best known- 'On My Own' from LES MIZ. Check out the living room performance below! (more...)

Terri White Launches Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series in D.C. TonightTerri White Launches Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series in D.C. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Barbara Cook's Spotlight series, in its ninth season at the Kennedy Center this year, features Terri White tonight, October 16, 2015; Randy Graff on October 30, 2015; Michele Lee on November 6, 2015; John Lloyd Young on November 20, 2015; and Frances Ruffelle on March 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Terrace Theater. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/10/2015
by - Oct 10, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/10/2015. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 3-9THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 3-9
by Nora Dominick - Oct 9, 2015

Trying to get tickets to all the new shows on Broadway? Still trying to win the #Ham4Ham lottery? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

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...)

LES MIS AT 30 - Some Of The Highlights Since 1985!LES MIS AT 30 - Some Of The Highlights Since 1985!
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 8, 2015

Some of our favourite clips and recordings of Les Miserables casts across the years! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/8/2015 - FOOL FOR LOVE Opens, LES MIS Hits 30 in London!WAKE UP with BWW 10/8/2015 - FOOL FOR LOVE Opens, LES MIS Hits 30 in London!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 8, 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: FOOL FOR LOVE and BARBECUE open tonight, THE BANDSTAND begins at Paper Mill, and LES MIS marks 30 years in London! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: LES MIS At 30 - Frances Ruffelle's New Version Of 'On My Own'STAGE TUBE: LES MIS At 30 - Frances Ruffelle's New Version Of 'On My Own'
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2015

Frances Ruffelle is famed for creating the character of Eponine in the original London RSC production of Les Miserables (for which composers Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil wrote the legendary number 'On My Own' especially to suit her voice). She went on to recreate the role on Broadway where she won a coveted Tony award, Helen Hayes award, Theatre World award and Outer Circle Critics award for her performance. It seems fitting then, as Les Miserables celebrates its 30th anniversary in the West End, that Frances has reinterpreted 'On My Own'. (more...)

VIDEO: Original Eponine Frances Ruffelle Releases Unique Version of 'On My Own'VIDEO: Original Eponine Frances Ruffelle Releases Unique Version of 'On My Own'
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2015

To mark the occasion of 30 years of LES MISERABLES, the singer and actress has released a YouTube video of a unique version of the iconic song 'On my Own' from the show. (more...)

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