Victor Hugo News

Date of Birth: February 26, 1802
Date of Death: May 02, 1885 (83)
Gender: Male
Synetic Theater Sets 2016-17 SeasonSynetic Theater Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Synetic Theater Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili unveils the 2016/17 Season at Synetic Theater. For the first time ever, this season is made up entirely of wordless adaptations which will highlight the diverse talents in Synetic's famously physical, powerhouse ensemble of actors. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES, LET IT BE & More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2016 SeasonANYTHING GOES, LET IT BE & More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to announce its 2016 lineup that includes two regional premieres, two beloved classics, one international sensation and the return of the smash hit Million Dollar Quartet. The season once again extends longer than ever, opening one week earlier on May 18 and running to November 6, also a week longer than ever, bringing the season to a record 25 weeks of non-stop entertainment with Let it Be: A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on stage at the Playhouse. The season will stretch to the holidays once again with a show in collaboration with The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to be announced at a later date. (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...)

VIDEOS: Elusive Street Artist Banksy Uses LES MISERABLES Logo To Protest French Tear-Gassing of RefugeesVIDEOS: Elusive Street Artist Banksy Uses LES MISERABLES Logo To Protest French Tear-Gassing of Refugees
by Michael Dale - Jan 25, 2016

The unknown artist's work scans to a video claiming to be an attack on Calais' The Jungle. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rachelle Ann Go, Fantine in LES MISERABLES London and Asian TourBWW Interview: Rachelle Ann Go, Fantine in LES MISERABLES London and Asian Tour
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 24, 2016

'I'm very excited that we're bringing the new production of LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) to Manila. I hope to see you there!' - Rachelle Ann Go, Fantine replacement, LES MIS Original London Production (more...)

Sanctuary! THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Cast Album Released TodaySanctuary! THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Cast Album Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse's recent production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, based on the novel by Victor Hugo and the Disney animated film, may not be Broadway-bound, but the company did get a chance to immortalize its songs on a cast recording. The American Premiere Studio Recording of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, is available today, January 22, 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/12/2016 - 1/19/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 1/12/2016 - 1/19/2016
by - Jan 19, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/12/2016 - 1/19/2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 6 Days Left to Catch The Exhibition LES MISERABLES: FROM PAGE TO STAGEPhoto Coverage: 6 Days Left to Catch The Exhibition LES MISERABLES: FROM PAGE TO STAGE
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 17, 2016

After a 19-month run across Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, and Brisbane), amassing 588 performances, Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed reimagined production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's 30-year-old megamusical LES MISERABLES closes today, January 17, at Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) 2,000-seat Lyric Theatre. Fans of the musical can still catch the free supplementary exhibition titled 'Les Miserables: From Page to Stage' at QPAC's Tony Gould Gallery until this Friday, January 23. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Ciara Renee & Andrew Samonsky Sing 'Someday' on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Studio Cast Album!BWW Exclusive: Listen to Ciara Renee & Andrew Samonsky Sing 'Someday' on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Studio Cast Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 14, 2016

Disney's recent production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, based on the novel by Victor Hugo and the Disney animated film, may not be Broadway-bound, but in just one week, fans who missed the Paper Mill and La Jolla Playhouse productions will get to hear it. The American Premiere Studio Recording of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, will be released on January 22, and we've got a special sneak peek! Click below to check out an exclusive track from the album- 'Someday,' as performed by Ciara Renee and Andrew Samonsky, who played Esmerelda and Phoebus. (more...)

Au Revoir! LES MISERABLES to Close This Weekend After 19 Months in AustraliaAu Revoir! LES MISERABLES to Close This Weekend After 19 Months in Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schonberg's legendary musical, LES MISERABLES, premiered in Melbourne on June 22nd 2014 and is now preparing for its final bow this coming Sunday 17th January in Brisbane. The award-winning Australian production has celebrated an extraordinary 19-month run with triumphant seasons in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane and will close after 588 performances. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Extends First Leg of 2016 Asian TourLES MISERABLES Extends First Leg of 2016 Asian Tour
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 10, 2016

There has been an increased interest for tickets to behemoth, long-running musical LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) since its major producer Cameron Mackintosh and Philippine partner Concertus Manila announced last September that the acclaimed Australian touring production of the the revamped 25th anniversary production of LES MIS, which must close this Sunday, January 17, at the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane will transfer to The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila starting Friday, March 11. Due to the high demand for tickets, which can be purchased at TicketWorld.com.ph, Mr. Mackintosh and Concertus Manila have released a new set of tickets that will extend performances in Manila until Sunday, April 17, thus far. (more...)

California Musical Theatre Announces Music Circus Lineup - HELLO, DOLLY!, NICE WORK, CABARET and More!California Musical Theatre Announces Music Circus Lineup - HELLO, DOLLY!, NICE WORK, CABARET and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

California Musical Theatre and BroadwayWorld bring you the 2016 lineup for Sacramento Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 66th season for the venerable institution. The season includes four shows that have never been produced at Music Circus: The smash hit musical comedy Legally Blonde, based on the hilarious film starring Reese Witherspoon; the family favorite Seussical, a journey through the witty and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss; Nice Work If You Can Get It, the song-and-dance spectacular filled with the music of George and Ira Gershwin; and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a brand new musical exploring the dark themes of the epic novel while featuring the beautiful music of the animated Disney film. The 2016 Music Circus season will also feature two shows that are all-time patron favorites, the irresistible musical theatre gem Hello, Dolly! and the Tony-winning Kander and Ebb classic Cabaret. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Cast Album Now Available for Pre-OrderTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Cast Album Now Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse's recent production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, based on the novel by Victor Hugo and the Disney animated film, may not be Broadway-bound, but it will get a cast recording. The American Premiere Studio Recording of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, will be released on January 22, 2016. CLICK HERE to preorder today! (more...)

Breaking News: Goodbye to the Barricade- LES MISERABLES Will End Broadway Run Next Fall; Final Valjean Announced!Breaking News: Goodbye to the Barricade- LES MISERABLES Will End Broadway Run Next Fall; Final Valjean Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Cameron Mackintosh's current Broadway revival of  Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's legendary musical LES MISERABLES will end its acclaimed run on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Imperial Theater (239 West 45th Street).  The current Broadway version of LES MISERABLES is the only production of the musical currently playing in North America and stars Alfie Boe, the acclaimed star of the London 25th Anniversary Concert, as Jean Valjean through February 28.  John Owen-Jones, who is currently starring as The Phantom in Mackintosh's London production of The Phantom of the Opera, and has played Valjean both on Broadway (in 2007) and in London, will succeed Boe in the role beginning March 1 for the duration of the show's Broadway run.  This new production of the musical will have given 1,026 performances over two-and-a-half years.  In total, since the 1987 opening of the original production, LES MISERABLESwill have played 8,202 performances on Broadway.  (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Kids From LES MISERABLES, FINDING NEVERLAND and MATILDA Show Us What They're Thankful ForPHOTO FLASH: Kids From LES MISERABLES, FINDING NEVERLAND and MATILDA Show Us What They're Thankful For
by Michael Dale - Nov 26, 2015

Broadway kids remind us to show appreciation for family, friends and those who make our lives richer. (more...)

VIDEO: Adorable 3-Year-Old Performs LES MISERABLES' 'Do You Hear the People Sing?'VIDEO: Adorable 3-Year-Old Performs LES MISERABLES' 'Do You Hear the People Sing?'
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Below, three-year-old toddler Koen gives a passionate performance of the anthem, 'Do You Hear The People Sing?' from LES MISERABLES. Les Miserables. Do you think he's ready for Broadway? (more...)

BWW Review: The Met's 'Ratpack' RIGOLETTO and the Art of Making OperaBWW Review: The Met's 'Ratpack' RIGOLETTO and the Art of Making Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 23, 2015

The Met's production of Verdi's great opera RIGOLETTO, is often referred to as the 'Ratpack' version--because it is set in the Las Vegas days of Frank Sinatra and his high-living cronies. From its debut, it was a huge success for the company and with good cause. It was brilliantly conceived and sung, even though the title role seemed fuzzier than it usually is in the standard setting. But how would it stand up, season after season, I wondered, when the novelty wore off? The good news is that the production (excitingly designed by Christine Jones) not only remains effective and entertaining, but, in a key way, it is even better than at the premiere nearly three years ago. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Australian Production of LES MISERABLES Premieres in Brisbane; Show Runs Thru 1/17Photo Coverage: Australian Production of LES MISERABLES Premieres in Brisbane; Show Runs Thru 1/17
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 22, 2015

18 months after it opened in Melbourne, the original Australian production of Cameron Mackintosh's reimagined edition of the 30-year-old megamusical LES MISERABLES officially opened at Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) largest venue, the 2,000 seat Lyric Theatre, last November 13. (more...)

OSWALD, GUMBO and TO DANCE Win 2016 TRU Voices New Musicals SeriesOSWALD, GUMBO and TO DANCE Win 2016 TRU Voices New Musicals Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the three winning shows in the TRU Voices Musicals Series, which will have readings on Mondays January 18 and 25, and February 1, 2016 at 7pm at the Engelman Recital Hall in the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave, NYC. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/15/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

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