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Tickets to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Fort Worth Return on Sale 5/6Tickets to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Fort Worth Return on Sale 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 6, for the premiere Fort Worth engagement at Bass Performance Hall, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. Ticket prices start at $44. (more...)

The 2016 Drama Desk Nominations- SHE LOVES ME, AMERICAN PSYCHO & BRIGHT STAR Lead!The 2016 Drama Desk Nominations- SHE LOVES ME, AMERICAN PSYCHO & BRIGHT STAR Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Drama Desk, Tony®, and Emmy® Award nominee and Theater World Award and NAACP Image Award winner Vanessa Williams (Into The Woods, The Trip to Bountiful, 'Ugly Betty') and Drama Desk, Tony®, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Drama League Award Nominee and SAG & TV Land Award winner Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, 'Glee') just announced the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards. (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...)

Photo Flash: Glenn Close, Andrew Lloyd Webber and More at Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARDPhoto Flash: Glenn Close, Andrew Lloyd Webber and More at Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Glenn Close (Norma Desmond),Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis), Siobhan Dillon (Betty Shaefer) and Fred Johanson (Max Von Mayerling) were joined by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christopher Hampton and Dan Black on stage following the opening night performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard (4 April 2016).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Glenn Close, Michael Xavier and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD in LondonPhoto Flash: First Look at Glenn Close, Michael Xavier and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD in London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Just in! Glenn Close (Norma Desmond), Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis), Siobhan Dillon (Betty Shaefer) and Fred Johanson (Max Von Mayerling) star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard with Anna Woodside as Hedda Hopper, Emily Bull as Hedy Lamarr, Julian Forsyth as Cecil B DeMille, Mark Goldthorp as Sheldrake, Fenton Gray as Manfred, Haydn Oakley as Artie Green and James Patersonas Jonesy. Further company members include Carly Anderson, Michelle Bishop, Jacob Chapman, Nadeem Crowe, Cornelia Farnsworth, Ria Jones, Katie Kerr, Aaron Lee Lambert, Matthew McKenna, Jo Morris, Tanya Robb, Ashley Robinson, Vicki Lee Taylor, Gary Tushaw, Adam Vaughan and Stuart Winter.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (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...)

Bid To Conduct THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Exit Music and Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDSBid To Conduct THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Exit Music and Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS
by Michael Dale - Mar 28, 2016

Charitybuzz's new online auction offers a chance to sit in the orchestra pit for a performance and them conduct the majestic exit music. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Good Friday with Glenn CloseTake Five! Spend Your Good Friday with Glenn Close
by Marianka Swain - Mar 25, 2016

The great Glenn Close reprises the iconic role of Norma Desmond in SUNSET BOULEVARD in a semi-staged English National Opera production at London Coliseum from next week. Lonny Price directs the strictly limited run of 43 performances, which begins on April 1 and closes May 7. The cast also includes Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon, Fred Johanson, Anna Woodside, Emily Bull, Julian Forsyth, Mark Goldthorp, Fenton Gray, Haydn Oakley and James Paterson. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Welcome Pair of Principals to Broadway CompanyTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Welcome Pair of Principals to Broadway Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today principal cast changes for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince.   The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM will welcome two new principal actors beginning Monday, April 4. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Celebrates Second Anniversary on Broadway TomorrowLES MISERABLES Celebrates Second Anniversary on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh's production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's legendary musical LES MISERABLES will celebrate its Second Anniversary Wednesday, March 23 at the Imperial Theatre (239 West 45th Street). The current Broadway version of LES MISERABLES, which will end its acclaimed run September 4, is the only production of the musical currently playing in North America.  (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...)

At LES MIS, Best Seats Are Orchestra Center, Premium Gold (A Reserve)-Technical DirectorAt LES MIS, Best Seats Are Orchestra Center, Premium Gold (A Reserve)-Technical Director
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 12, 2016

When it comes to the best seat of the house at LES MISERABLES (LES MIS), which currently plays The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, Technical Director Cameron Flint ('Wicked,' 'Once') says all the seats in the house are the best seats because the stage design was built for the apprecation of the audience from all angles. However, personally, Mr Flint will sit in the front row or middle rows of the Orchestra Center (VIP) or in the center of the Premium Gold (A Reserve) section. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chris Durling Talks EnjolrasBWW Interview: Chris Durling Talks Enjolras
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 6, 2016

32-year-old Aussie actor Chris Durling ('Jersey Boys,' 'Grease') has set his eyes on Jean Valjean in 'Les Miserables' as his ultimate dream role. But his boyish good looks ain't helping him snag the role of the ex-convict on a quest for redemption--not just yet. (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...)

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