Victor Hugo News

Date of Birth: February 26, 1802
Date of Death: May 02, 1885 (83)
Gender: Male
STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

BWW Preview: Teater KataK to Stage THE MUSKETEERS, 23-25 SeptemberBWW Preview: Teater KataK to Stage THE MUSKETEERS, 23-25 September
by Yuliani Supandji - Aug 19, 2016

After being launched as a legal entity in early June, independent KataK is set to stage its initial production entitled The Musketeers, adapted from a novel by noted French writer Alexandre Dumas, at the Jakarta Art Building (GKJ) on Sept. 23 to 25. (more...)

Deaf Actor John McGinty Explains Why Being Cast in HUNCHBACK LA Premiere is 'Huge'Deaf Actor John McGinty Explains Why Being Cast in HUNCHBACK LA Premiere is 'Huge'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, will feature John McGinty as Quasimodo. This will be the first time that the character, who is deaf in the original novel, will be played by a deaf actor. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Brush Up on LES MISERABLES in 5 Minutes; Closes This September!STAGE TUBE: Brush Up on LES MISERABLES in 5 Minutes; Closes This September!
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2016

The current Broadway revival of Les Miserables, is in its final weeks at the Imperial Theatre, where it will run through September 4th. Need a refresher on the story before the last curtain comes down? Below, check out a summary of the show in just five minutes! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ogunquit Playhouse's HUNCHBACK Cast Creates Moving Tribute to Victims of Orlando, Dallas, and Police ViolenceSTAGE TUBE: Ogunquit Playhouse's HUNCHBACK Cast Creates Moving Tribute to Victims of Orlando, Dallas, and Police Violence
by Ashlee Latimer - Aug 14, 2016

As the world continues to face dark times, members of the theatre community are choosing to respond to tragedy with art that spreads hope for the future. According to Matthew Curiano, when the cast of the Ogunquit Playhouse's production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame began rehearsing for the show, they 'found truly just how poignant, powerful, and undeniably relevant the story [they] were telling was.' As a result, several of the cast members joined together to film a video using the words of the song 'Someday,' sung by the characters Esmerelda and Phoebus in the second act of Hunchback, as a prayer for the future, and to honor the victims of the Orlando massacre at Pulse Nightclub, the police shooting in Dallas, and to Alton Sterling and Philander Castile, who were both killed by police. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Celebrates 1,000 Trips to the BarricadeLES MISERABLES Celebrates 1,000 Trips to the Barricade
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

The current Broadway revival of Les Miserables, which opened in March 2014 and is scheduled to play through September 4th, celebrates its 1,000th performance today. The current revival has played more than twice as long as the 2006 revival, which closed after just 483 performances. The original 1987 production 6,680 performances and is the fifth-longest running production in Broadway history. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Outside at Tuacahn AmphitheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Outside at Tuacahn Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

From the Oscar-winning team Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo's epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opened August 5 at Tuacahn Amphitheatre and will run through October 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Deaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles PremiereDeaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present 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. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/5; Ogunquit's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FOOTLOOSE in Cleveland and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/5; Ogunquit's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FOOTLOOSE in Cleveland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 5, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, St. Louis, Los Angeles and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FOOTLOOSE in Cleveland, and HELLO, DOLLY! in L.A., just to name a few. (more...)

Agile Alliance Elects 2017 Board of DirectorsAgile Alliance Elects 2017 Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

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BWW REVIEW: Voices and Emotions Soar in Ogunquit's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEBWW REVIEW: Voices and Emotions Soar in Ogunquit's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Jan Nargi - Aug 1, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse in southern Maine has been setting the bar higher and higher with each new production under Bradford T. Kenney, artistic director. What used to be a quintessential ocean-side summer stock house now operates from May through November, often mounting New England, and occasionally national, regional premieres. Its current musical, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, is the company's most ambitious venture yet. Adapted from the 1996 Disney animated film which was based on the classic Victor Hugo novel "Notre Dame de Paris," the Ogunquit production boasts a towering vaulted set design, a 21-member cast of Broadway veterans, and a tremendous 32-member choir. This HUNCHBACK delivers soaring vocals as big as its epic themes. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/19/2016 - 7/26/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 7/19/2016 - 7/26/2016
by - Jul 26, 2016

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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...)

STAGE TUBE: Sanctuary! Watch Highlights from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Sanctuary! Watch Highlights from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse presents the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage now to August 6, making The Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW TV: LES MISERABLES Brings the Classics to Broadway in Bryant Park!BWW TV: LES MISERABLES Brings the Classics to Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 22, 2016

In attendance was the cast of Les Miserables (Hayden Tee, Allison Luff, John Owen-Jones) who performed the songs 'Stars,' 'Bring Him Home' and 'I Dreamed a Dream.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

LES MISERABLES Miniseries Heading to TV; BWW Looks Back at Many Adaptations!LES MISERABLES Miniseries Heading to TV; BWW Looks Back at Many Adaptations!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 21, 2016

As BWW reported earlier today, Weinstein Television and the BBC will collaborate on a new version of Victor Hugo's LES MISERABLES. Below, BWW looks back on the many incarnations of the Victor Hugo classic (more...)

Six-Part LES MISERABLES Miniseries Coming to TelevisionSix-Part LES MISERABLES Miniseries Coming to Television
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 21, 2016

Weinstein Television and the BBC will collaborate on a new version of Victor Hugo's LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Top 10 Page To Stage AdaptationsTop 10 Page To Stage Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Harry Potter mania grips London, while over the pond the States is seized by Hamilton fever. What do they have in common? Both originated in literary sources - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in J.K. Rowling's book series, and Hamilton in Ron Chernow's historical biography. They're not alone, with other examples this summer including Breakfast at Tiffany's, now in the West End, Therese Raquin at Southwark Playhouse, and the return of Pride and Prejudice to Regent's Park Open Air. So, here are 10 of the best page to stage adaptations. (more...)

BWW Review: Ogunquit Playhouse's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Does Justice to This New MusicalBWW Review: Ogunquit Playhouse's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Does Justice to This New Musical
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 17, 2016

Ogunquit Playhouse's third season offering is an epic production of the Alan Menken-Stephen Schwartz- Peter Parnell musical version of Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This is only the third regional production of this adaptation of Hugo's 19th century novel set in 15th century Paris and represents another major step in the development process which will likely eventually bring this show to Broadway. (more...)

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