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Victor Hugo News

Date of Birth: February 26, 1802
Date of Death: May 02, 1885 (83)
Gender: Male
Recorded Books Kicks Announces The Literary Classics Online Book ClubRecorded Books Kicks Announces The Literary Classics Online Book Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Recorded Books, a leader in spoken-word content and provider of digital media, announces its third year of The Literary Classics Online Book Club. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Presents Michael Mayer's RIGOLETTO, 1/20Metropolitan Opera Presents Michael Mayer's RIGOLETTO, 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Michael Mayer's 2013 production of Verdi's Rigoletto, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, returns to the Met January 20. Italian conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi makes his company debut leading Željko Lu?i? in the title role opposite Olga Peretyatko as Gilda and Stephen Costello as the Duke. (more...)

The Dessoff Choirs Performs All-French Program 2/26The Dessoff Choirs Performs All-French Program 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Hailed as "one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its "full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times)," The Dessoff Choirs turns the church into a petit Paris with an all-French program that puts the spotlight on the brilliant French Impressionists of music: Marcel Dupre, Claude Debussy, Lili Boulanger, Reynaldo Hahn, Jean Langlais, and Francis Poulenc. Joined by accompanist Steven Ryan (celebrating his 20th anniversary season with Dessoff) and Dr. Raymond Nagem, Associate Organist at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, Dessoff presents a magnifique tribute to French composers and to the majeste of the organ.  (more...)

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Coming to the Winter GardenLes Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Coming to the Winter Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The boys are back in town! Five years to the exact day of their last appearance in Toronto, the internationally acclaimed all-male comic ballet company, LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO will return to Toronto with their breathtaking blend of technical prowess, athletic artistry and perfect parody. (more...)

HAMILTON, LOVE NEVER DIES and More Slated for Broadway at The Paramount's 2017-18 SeasonHAMILTON, LOVE NEVER DIES and More Slated for Broadway at The Paramount's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The 2017/2018 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season brings another year of superb entertainment to The Paramount Theatre, with a roster of shows that spans the ages, featuring familiar titles and brand new productions. Seattle Theatre Group is proud to announce the Broadway Musical, Hamilton, will play its premiere Seattle engagement and anchor the 2017/2018 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season.  (more...)

10th Annual Mexico/United States Playwright Exchange10th Annual Mexico/United States Playwright Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Lark is thrilled to announce the 10 th Anniversary celebration of the Mexico/United States Playwright Exchange. For a full decade, this synergetic program has brought Mexican writers to the U.S. and U.S. writers to Mexico to work together and with a community of bilingual actors and stage directors on translating their plays. The shared artistic process is aimed at creating a deeper understanding between our countries and cultures. From December 4-7, 2016, The Lark will bring together the program's artists and audiences for a festival featuring readings of excerpts from 38 of the plays translated through this program. Events are open to the public and free of charge. (more...)

The Lark to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Mexico/U.S. Playwright ExchangeThe Lark to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Mexico/U.S. Playwright Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Lark has announced the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Mexico/United States Playwright Exchange. (more...)

Australians Simon Gleeson & Hayden Tee to Star in LES MISERABLES on London's West EndAustralians Simon Gleeson & Hayden Tee to Star in LES MISERABLES on London's West End
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh's production of Boublil & Schonberg's legendary musical LES MISERABLES is now in its record breaking 32nd year and Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce Australia's Simon Gleeson and Hayden Tee will be reunited on stage as Jean Valjean and Javert at the Queen's Theatre. (more...)

LES MISERABLES To Premiere In The Middle East Tonight Featuring Australian PerformersLES MISERABLES To Premiere In The Middle East Tonight Featuring Australian Performers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh's production of Boublil & Schonberg's legendary musical LES MISERABLES will have its Middle East premiere at Dubai Opera, situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai on 15 November 2016. The much-loved and critically acclaimed show will open the city's first purpose-built performing arts theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME a Brilliant MiracleBWW Review: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME a Brilliant Miracle
by Trevor Durham - Oct 23, 2016

Once in a very rare moment do you see community art shine, shine like a diamond in the rough, shine like nothing you could have hoped to find there. Rarely can one expect to find New York quality shows in a space outside of the great white way, perhaps Boston or Chicago. Not Broward, never Broward. Some blessings reach far, in the figure of Patrick Fitzwater and Slow Burn Theatre, opening their bright new season with a shock. Under a very exclusive contract, Fitzwater and his team are premiering The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a Disney produced show with only four productions ever produced. The score is one of the most challenging and daunting ever written, the characters dark as Victor Hugo's original novel, and technical nightmares never seen in south Florida. Somehow, through the magic of his performers (and a full choir), Fitzwater puts on a premiere that rivals New York, a show that most have never seen before, certainly one of the greatest productions the state has ever seen. (more...)

Slow Burn Theatre to Stage 'HUNCHBACK', TITANIC and More in 2016-17Slow Burn Theatre to Stage 'HUNCHBACK', TITANIC and More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

South Florida's acclaimed Slow Burn Theatre Company has announced its upcoming 2016-17 season, featuring four blockbuster musicals that will be presented exclusively at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Set for Broadway In Chicago's 2017 SeasonNew Jimmy Buffett Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Set for Broadway In Chicago's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has just announced its next season line-up: a new Pre-Broadway musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, Tony Award-winning AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Tony Award-winning RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S THE KING AND I, the completely original new musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! and LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Makes Scandinavian Premiere TonightAlan Menken & Stephen Schwartz's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Makes Scandinavian Premiere Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

As previously reported, Denmark's Fredericia Theater will welcome Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME to the stage this autumn. This Scandinavian premiere of the musical will open tonight, October 14, 2016 before travelling to Copenhagen the following summer at The Royal Theater's Old Stage on June 23, 2017. (more...)

All-State Honor Production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Set for Thanksgiving WeekendAll-State Honor Production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Set for Thanksgiving Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Nevada Thespians, the state chapter of the Educational Theatre Association, in conjunction with The Clark County School District will be presenting the amateur premier of The Hunchback of Notre Dame: A New Musical on November 25, 26, 27, & 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm at the Cashman Theatre. (more...)

MET Opera's Richard Bernstein to Perform in Verismo Opera's RIGOLETTO at Bergen Performing Arts Center 10/23MET Opera's Richard Bernstein to Perform in Verismo Opera's RIGOLETTO at Bergen Performing Arts Center 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's timeless classic, Rigoletto, replete with beautiful music at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC).  Last performed by the company in 2010 at bergenPAC, Verismo Opera performs this important work of the operatic repertoire on Sunday, October 23, 2016, 3:00 p.m., at the theatre, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey U.S.A.   (more...)

beIN SPORTS to Premiere Documentary THE IMPOSSIBLE CHAMPION, 10/2beIN SPORTS to Premiere Documentary THE IMPOSSIBLE CHAMPION, 10/2
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

beIN SPORTS, the fastest growing cable network in the U.S., presents the broadcast television premiere of IMS Internet Media Services, with an original idea of its CEO, Gaston Taratuta in partnership with Margarita Wais' feature documentary, THE IMPOSSIBLE CHAMPION (more...)

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES Goes Big at the Israeli National Theatre HabimaBWW Review: LES MISERABLES Goes Big at the Israeli National Theatre Habima
by Ronit Suzan - Sep 29, 2016

With an all-star cast of over 40 actors, a 16-piece live orchestra, groundbreaking visual effects and numerous detailed settings there's no doubt that Habima Theatre has done it again with its exquisite modern revival of Les Miserables, directed by Moshe Kepten. (more...)

Show One Productions presents LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLOShow One Productions presents LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Five years to the exact day of their last appearance in Toronto, the internationally acclaimed all-male comic ballet company, LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO will return to Toronto with their breathtaking blend of technical prowess, athletic artistry and perfect parody. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration Of McCoy-Rigby's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at La Mirada TheatrePhoto Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration Of McCoy-Rigby's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Sep 20, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT opened the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale.  THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is running through Sunday, October 9, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the opening night celebration below! (more...)

BWW Review: Musical HUNCHBACK On Top of the World at La MiradaBWW Review: Musical HUNCHBACK On Top of the World at La Mirada
by Don Grigware - Sep 19, 2016

Victor Hugo's monumental romantic/gothic novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, published in 1831, centers in, around and on top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. So does the new musical of the same name written by Peter Parnell, Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken, which received its U.S. premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in 2014 and is currently receiving its Los Angeles premiere at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Stephen Gifford's set replete with stained glass windows, balcony and overhanging bells is scaled down from the original but still impressive and pulls you in effectively to another world, the ethereal realm of a higher power. Catholic boy that I am, every kyrie eleison exuded by the resounding chorus moved me to tears. (more...)

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