Victor Hugo News

Drury Lane to Offer Easter Brunch, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

On Sunday, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., the newly renovated Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, will feature a festive Easter Brunch that diners of all ages will enjoy. Children will have a special opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Following Brunch, guests may also choose to attend the 7:00 p.m. performance of the Tony Award-winning musical, Les Miserables. Reservations are required by calling 630.530.8300 in advance. Limited brunch/theatre tickets are still available. (more...)

Piedmont Players and Salisbury Symphony Join Forces for LES MISERABLES, Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

For three nights in October, Piedmont Players and the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra are collaborating on a presentation of Les Miserables! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ivan Rutherford, Quentin Earl Darrington & Cast of Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the legendary musical Les Miserables, which opened last night, Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and runs through June 8, 2014. Directed by multi-Jeff Award winner Rachel Rockwell (Ragtime, The Sound of Music, Sweeney Todd, and Oliver! at Drury Lane Theatre), the cast is led by Ivan Rutherford ("Jean Valjean" in over 2,000 performances of Les Miserables on Broadway, as well as in the 20th anniversary Broadway Revival and The National Tour ofLes Miserables, and Titanic on Broadway); Jeff Award-winner Quentin Earl Darrington as "Javert" (Ragtime on Broadway and at Drury Lane Theatre, Memphis: A New Musical on Broadway and The National Tours of The Lion King, The Color Purple, and Memphis: A New Musical); and Jennie Sophia as "Fantine" (The National Tour of The Lincoln Center's South Pacific and Oliver! and The Sound of Music at Drury Lane Theatre). (more...)

BWW Reviews: At the End of the Day, the Western Carolina LES MISERABLES Delivers Some Notable Performances
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 07, 2014

The Western Carolina University School of Stage and Screen presented a production of the classic musical directed by one of its original stars, Tony nominee Terrence Mann (more...)

Rezoud Corporation continues 'Disruptive Innovation' with the release of their new TeDR Methodology.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

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BWW Reviews: PMT Brings Gritty Edge to LES MISERABLES at the Byham Theatre
by Greg Kerestan - Apr 01, 2014

No celebrities, no turntable, (almost) no opera- Ken Gargaro's 'Les Miserables' takes the iconic musical back to its rock opera roots. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ivan Rutherford, Quentin Earl Darrington & More in Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the legendary musical Les Miserables, opening Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and running through June 8, 2014. Directed by multi-Jeff Award winner Rachel Rockwell (Ragtime, The Sound of Music, Sweeney Todd, and Oliver! at Drury Lane Theatre), the cast is led by Ivan Rutherford ("Jean Valjean" in over 2,000 performances of Les Miserables on Broadway, as well as in the 20th anniversary Broadway Revival and The National Tour ofLes Miserables, and Titanic on Broadway); Jeff Award-winner Quentin Earl Darrington as "Javert" (Ragtime on Broadway and at Drury Lane Theatre, Memphis: A New Musical on Broadway and The National Tours of The Lion King, The Color Purple, and Memphis: A New Musical); and Jennie Sophia as "Fantine" (The National Tour of The Lincoln Center's South Pacific and Oliver! and The Sound of Music at Drury Lane Theatre). (more...)

Ramin Karimloo Reveals Inspiration Behind His LES MISERABLES Body
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Anyone who has yet made it to the Imperial Theatre to see the new revival of Les Miserables is well aware of Ramin Karimloo's killer body. In a recent interview with the NY Post, Karimloo revealed the work that went behind achieving his Valjean physique. He told NYP: 'Hugo says Jean Valjean was a man of medium height, broad-shouldered, robust and in the prime of his life,' Karimloo says. ' Whatever he did to keep himself fit and strong - and I'm sure he wasn't doing yoga in prison! - he had the wherewithal. So I thought, 'I'll start getting in shape.' (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Neil Patrick Harris & Jason Segel's Hilarious LES MIS Showdown!
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 28, 2014

Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris break out in song and give Ramin Karimloo and Will Swenson a run for their money! (more...)

Theater Fans Petition to Bring LES MISERABLES to Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 27, 2014

In August last year, about 700 Filipino theater fans' Facebook-based petition to bring the smash Broadway musical 'Wicked' to Manila was deemed successful; the 'Ozian' stage spectacle opened at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) five months later, which ran 42 performances. Apparently, these fans are at it again: a newly created Facebook-based petition page to bring the critically-acclaimed reimagined production of Sir Cameron Mackintosh's LES MISERABLES to Manila is up and running--engaging every visitor to like its cause! (more...)

Ram's Head Theatrical Society to Present Reinvented Production of LES MISERABLES, 4/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

This April (11-12 & 17-19), Ram's Head Theatrical Society at Stanford University will bring Bay Area audiences a reinvented production of the musical phenomenon Les Miserables. This production will include a special immersive element called the Opera-Going Experience Project. Created by Stanford students specifically for this production, this element seeks to transport the audience to a 19th century opera house and immerse them in the culture surrounding it before, during, and after the show itself. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MURDER FOR TWO Writers Welcome LES MISERABLES and MOTHERS AND SONS to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2014

In the videos below, the writers of MURDER FOR TWO share some of the songs they totally wrote from Broadway's newest arrivals- Les Miserables and Mothers and Sons. Check out the hilarious videos below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: CCMT's LES MISERABLES is Master of the House
by Harmony Wheeler - Mar 25, 2014

Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, the often-called 'epic' musical 'Les Miserables' sets a high standard, especially for theatre companies with smaller budgets. While that budget does affect Contra Costa Musical Theatre's production in minor ways, the company follows through on its promise to once again deliver visually stunning, challenging and new material (or newly available for rights, at least). (more...)

BWW TV: 24601 is Back! Chatting with the Cast of LES MISERABLES on Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2014

Les Miserables is at last back on Broadway, where it belongs. Just last night, the new revival of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables opened at the Imperial Theatre. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand after the curtain went down, and he got to catch up with the cast right after they had taken their first official bows. In the video below, Will Swenson reveals what it's like sharing the stage with Ramin Karimloo, Andy Mientus gushes about making his Broadway debut, Nikki M. James chats about the 'electric' opening night audience and so much more! Click below to check out what the cast had to say about bringing the classic musical back to Broadway audiences, and to catch an inside look at the first curtain call. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hot Shots! Take a First Look at Broadway's Sizzling New Cast of LES MISERABLES!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

No Days More! Broadway's LES MISERABLES revival raised the barricade last night, as the show officially opened at the Imperial Theatre. Below, check out the FIRST sizzling photos of the new cast and production on stage. Do you hear the people sing? (more...)

BWW TV: Join in the Crusade! Watch Highlights from the New LES MISERABLES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2014

The time is here! The new revival of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables has at last opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. Fans have been anxiously awaiting video footage of the new cast in action and BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights below! (more...)

BWW TV: On the LES MISERABLES Red Carpet with Wilkinson, Boublil, Schonberg & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the star-studded red carpet, where he got to chat with all the high-profile guests before the curtain went up. Click below to check out interviews with Colm Wilkinson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Michael Arden, Betsy Wolfe, Audra McDonald & more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: After the Barricade- LES MISERABLES Cast Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh's new production ofAlain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables opened last night, Sunday, March 23 on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. The cast of the new LES MIZ features Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean; Will Swenson as Javert; Caissie Levy as Fantine; Nikki M. James as Eponine; Andy Mientus as Marius; Samantha Hillas Cosette; acclaimed Canadian actor Cliff Saunders as Thenardier; Tony Award nominee Keala Settle as Madame Thenardier and Kyle Scatliffe, as the revolutionary Enjolras. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can catch full coverage from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside LES MISERABLES' Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh's new production ofAlain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables opened last night, Sunday, March 23 on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. The cast of the new LES MIZ features Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean; Will Swenson as Javert; Caissie Levy as Fantine; Nikki M. James as Eponine; Andy Mientus as Marius; Samantha Hill as Cosette; acclaimed Canadian actor Cliff Saunders as Thenardier; Tony Award nominee Keala Settle as Madame Thenardier and Kyle Scatliffe, as the revolutionary Enjolras. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can catch full coverage from the theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: LES MISERABLES Company Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh's new production ofAlain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables opened last night, Sunday, March 23 on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. The cast of the new LES MIZ features Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean; Will Swenson as Javert; Caissie Levy as Fantine; Nikki M. James as Eponine; Andy Mientus as Marius; Samantha Hill as Cosette; acclaimed Canadian actor Cliff Saunders as Thenardier; Tony Award nominee Keala Settle as Madame Thenardier and Kyle Scatliffe, as the revolutionary Enjolras. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can catch full coverage from the curtain call below! (more...)

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