Victor Hugo News

Date of Birth: February 26, 1802
Date of Death: May 02, 1885 (83)
Gender: Male
WICKED, LES MISERABLES, THE BODYGUARD and More Part of Broadway Grand Rapids this SeasonWICKED, LES MISERABLES, THE BODYGUARD and More Part of Broadway Grand Rapids this Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Broadway Grand Rapids next season begins with Broadway's biggest blockbuster WICKED, the untold story of the Witches of Oz on stage for an unprecedented 3 weeks at DeVos Performance Hall.  One of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history, LES MISERABLES returns in November.  (more...)

National Tour of LES MISERABLES to Launch This Fall in Providence; PPAC Sets 2017-18 Broadway Season!National Tour of LES MISERABLES to Launch This Fall in Providence; PPAC Sets 2017-18 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce PPAC's 2017/2018 Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. The National Tour Launch of LES MISERABLES opens PPAC's 40th Anniversary Broadway Season in September and is part of the Encore Series. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre Announces Lineup for 2017-18 SeasonHillbarn Theatre Announces Lineup for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Following a record-breaking 2016-17 season,Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, announced last night the eight ambitious productions that will comprise the lineup for its 2017-2018 season. Highlights include the Peninsula premiere of the unforgettable musical, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME; Larry Shue's award-winning comedy, THE FOREIGNER; the hit thriller, THE WOMAN IN BLACK; everyone's favorite musical,ANNIE; the Tony Award-winning play, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; the award-winning drama, THE ELEPHANT MAN; the national premiere of WHEN THAT I WAS…; and the raucous musical, THE FULL MONTY.  All performances will be held at Hillbarn Theatre, (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd. Foster City). Subscriptions ($210 - $336) are on sale now at hillbarntheatre.org or by calling 650.349.6411. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Visit Feinstein's/ 54 Below for an evening featuring songs from the original musical 5th Republic to celebrate the return of the Paris-based company Broadway au Carre which features contemporary American Musical Theater writers in France every month. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 7th, 2017 - CURSED CHILD, MISCAST, LES MIZ on TV and More!BWW Morning Brief February 7th, 2017 - CURSED CHILD, MISCAST, LES MIZ on TV and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, starring Sally Field, begins on Broadway! (more...)

Chris Carey to Produce BBC's Upcoming LES MISERABLES Television AdaptationChris Carey to Produce BBC's Upcoming LES MISERABLES Television Adaptation
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Chris Carey is set to develop a host of new series and produce Andrew Davies' previously announced adaptation of Victor Hugo's LES MISERABLES. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Creators To Be Artists-in-Residence at the University of VirginiaLES MISERABLES Creators To Be Artists-in-Residence at the University of Virginia
by Andrew Burrill - Feb 1, 2017

Schonberg and Boublil will be artists-in-residence at the University of Virginia from Feb. 22 to 24, sharing their experience and creative insights with students, faculty, staff and the Charlottesville, Virginia community. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Rings Out at PMTBWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Rings Out at PMT
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 1, 2017

After a two-decade wait, Disney's cult animated musical finally comes to the stage, in an all too timely production. (more...)

HAMILTON, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and LOVE NEVER DIES Lead Broadway/San Diego's 2017-2018 SeasonHAMILTON, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and LOVE NEVER DIES Lead Broadway/San Diego's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

HAMILTON, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and LOVE NEVER DIES Lead Broadway/San Diego's 2017-2018 Season (more...)

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...)

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