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Cast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough TheatreCast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Full casting is announced today for the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). The production opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at The EsplanadeBWW Review: LES MISERABLES at The Esplanade
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 26, 2016

THE ESPLANADE THEATER, Singapore - There is no doubt that LES MISERABLES has taken the form of the mammoth blockbuster musical it is now thirty years after its first production and it is clear that this 2016 re-imagined production - currently taking over Southeast Asian theaters and filling them up to the rafters - is a decisive indication that this Cameron Mackintosh ticket is all set to march on for another 30 years, or perhaps even longer. (more...)

BWW Review: 2016 Re-imagined LES MISERABLES Production at The EsplanadeBWW Review: 2016 Re-imagined LES MISERABLES Production at The Esplanade
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 12, 2016

THE ESPLANADE THEATER, Singapore - There is no doubt that LES MISERABLES has taken the form of the mammoth blockbuster musical it is now thirty years after its first production and it is clear that this 2016 re-imagined production - currently taking over Southeast Asian theaters and filling them up to the rafters - is a decisive indication that this Cameron Mackintosh ticket is all set to march on for another 30 years, or perhaps even longer. (more...)

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at The EsplanadeBWW Review: LES MISERABLES at The Esplanade
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 11, 2016

THE ESPLANADE THEATER, Singapore - There is no doubt that LES MISERABLES has taken the form of the mammoth blockbuster musical it is now thirty years after its first production and it is clear that this 2016 re-imagined production - currently taking over Southeast Asian theaters and filling them up to the rafters - is a decisive indication that this Cameron Mackintosh ticket is all set to march on for another 30 years, or perhaps even longer. (more...)

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...)

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...)


by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 20, 2016

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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 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 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...)

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...)

West End's LES MIZ Announces New Cast; Rachelle Ann Go, Zoe Doano to Join BarricadesWest End's LES MIZ Announces New Cast; Rachelle Ann Go, Zoe Doano to Join Barricades
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Now in its record breaking 30th year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce new casting for LES MISERABLES at the Queen's Theatre. Joining the cast from 15 June 2015 are: Phil Daniels as 'Thenardier', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert', Rachelle Ann Go as 'Fantine'; Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thenardier' and Zoe Doano as 'Cosette.' (more...)

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