Victor Hugo News

Date of Birth: February 26, 1802
Date of Death: May 02, 1885 (83)
Gender: Male
BWW Fan Girl: Olivia Hardy on the Impact of Kyle Jean-Baptiste; Plus Exclusive PhotosBWW Fan Girl: Olivia Hardy on the Impact of Kyle Jean-Baptiste; Plus Exclusive Photos
by Olivia Hardy - Sep 3, 2015

Miss our exciting announcement about Olivia Hardy joining the BroadwayWorld.com as an intern writer, teen correspondent and @BWWFanGirl? Click Here. Below, is her very first piece of editorial for the site. Special thanks to Baldwin Wallace University for photos from student productions that Kyle appeared in. (more...)

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Pre-LES MISERABLES Musical, LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE, to Play ChicagoAlain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Pre-LES MISERABLES Musical, LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE, to Play Chicago
by Michael Dale - Sep 3, 2015

Once billed as the first French rock opera, LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE will receive a one-night workshop staging. (more...)


by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 2, 2015

Just last night, Tony Award-nomineeMontego GloverandAlex FinkeandAlfie Boejoined the company ofClaude-Michel Schonberg&Alain Boublil'sLes Miserableson Broadway. Glover succeedsErika Henningsenas Fantine, while Finke (making her Broadway debut) replaces original cast memberSamantha Hill. Boe takes over forTony Award nomineeRamin Karimlooas Jean Valjean. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night, and brings you photos from the curtain call and after party below. Plus check out the beautiful tribute to late castmember Kyle Jean-Baptiste on the Imperial marquee. (more...)

Vancouver Opera to Open New Season with Verdi's RIGOLETTO, 9/26Vancouver Opera to Open New Season with Verdi's RIGOLETTO, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~Vancouver Opera kicks off the exciting 2015-2016 season with Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling blockbuster,Rigoletto. Powerful baritoneGordon Hawkinswill sing the title role, with international superstar sopranoSimone Osborneas Gilda and acclaimed tenorBruce Sledgeas the Duke. Sensational melodies, heartbreaking drama and vivid characters make this dark, tender drama of love and revenge irresistible. (more...)

Alfie Boe Joins Broadway's LES MISERABLES as 'Jean Valjean' TonightAlfie Boe Joins Broadway's LES MISERABLES as 'Jean Valjean' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Internationally-renowned performer Alfie Boereturns to Broadway to star as 'Jean Valjean' in Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new Broadway production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables, now in its second year at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Boe begins performances in Les Miserables tonight, September 1. (more...)

PHOTO: LES MIS Stars Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe Reunite Down Under!PHOTO: LES MIS Stars Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe Reunite Down Under!
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert reunited over the weekend as former LES MISERABLES stars Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe got together over dinner in their native Australia. (more...)

VIDEO: Talented Teachers Kick Off New School Year with LES MISERABLES ParodyVIDEO: Talented Teachers Kick Off New School Year with LES MISERABLES Parody
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

As the West Des Moines Community School District Superintendent was beginning her speech to her staff at the district-wide welcome back meeting this week, the teachers of the district joined forces for a flash mob to the enjoyment of their unsuspecting colleagues. (more...)

Meet the New Leads of LES MISERABLES on Broadway - Alfie Boe, Montego Glover & Alex Finke!Meet the New Leads of LES MISERABLES on Broadway - Alfie Boe, Montego Glover & Alex Finke!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

As reported yesterday, Tony Award-nominee Montego Glover and Alex Finke will join Alfie Boe, the internationally-acclaimed performer who takes over the role of Jean Valjean in Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables, on Sept 1. Glover succeeds Erika Henningsen as Fantine, while Finke (making her Broadway debut) replaces original cast member Samantha Hill. In honor of the trio boarding of one Broadway's most beloved hits, BWW brings you a brief look at their past performances! (more...)

Montego Glover & Alex Finke Will Join Cast of LES MISERABLES This September!Montego Glover & Alex Finke Will Join Cast of LES MISERABLES This September!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Tony Award-nomineeMontego Glover(Memphis) will assume the role of Fantine beginningTuesday, September 1in Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new Broadway production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil'sLES MISERABLES,now in its second year at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45thStreet). She succeeds Erika Henningsen in the role. Glover, who also received the Drama Desk and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for her acclaimed performance inMemphis, most recently co-starred on Broadway in the musicalIt Shoulda Been You. Also onSeptember 1,Alex Finkemakes her Broadway debut in the role of Cosette, succeeding Samantha Hill. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RIGOLETTO is Another Triumph at Union Avenue OperaBWW Reviews: RIGOLETTO is Another Triumph at Union Avenue Opera
by Steve Callahan - Aug 3, 2015

Plays through 8/8/15 (more...)

The Alden in McLean Sets 2015-16 Season of Comedy, Dance, Theatre, Magic and MoreThe Alden in McLean Sets 2015-16 Season of Comedy, Dance, Theatre, Magic and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Alden in McLean announces its upcoming season of national and international touring artists. Professional artists from the worlds of comedy, dance, theatre, music, jugging, children's theatre and more will visit the 383-seat performing arts venue located inside the Beltway and minutes from downtown DC. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Welcomes Youngest and First African-American Jean Valjean in Broadway HistoryLES MISERABLES Welcomes Youngest and First African-American Jean Valjean in Broadway History
by Sally Henry - Jul 26, 2015

LES MISERABLES history was made this week when a 21-year-old African-American actor went on as Jean Valjean. (more...)

BWW Feature: Celebrate the City of Lights with our Favorite French ShowtunesBWW Feature: Celebrate the City of Lights with our Favorite French Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 19, 2015

Paris Je t'dore! And Vive La France!French-flavored Broadway shows and songs are tres magnifique. The romantic 'City of Lights' and the lure of romance with a French accent has served as the inspiration for many musicals through the years. And since France and all of the world's Francophiles celebrated Bastille Day earlier this week, BroadwayWorld's Jeff Walker and Matt Tamanini are taking a look at the shows and tunes that make us go 'oo-la-la!' (more...)

Schwartz and Menken Reveal What's Next for Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME!Schwartz and Menken Reveal What's Next for Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME!
by Sally Henry - Jul 18, 2015

With no Broadway run, what will become of the stage adaptation of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME? BroadwayWorld has learned the next steps for the Disney musical from both composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz! (more...)

Cast of LES MISERABLES in Sydney Performs on Bastille Day on 'Today'Cast of LES MISERABLES in Sydney Performs on Bastille Day on 'Today'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

On Bastille Day, July 14, 2015, the cast of Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of 'Les Miserables' performed live in studio. Check out the clip here:http://www.9jumpin.com.au/show/today/videos/4352733546001/ (more...)

Final Tickets for LES MISERABLES' Sydney Season on Sale 7/15Final Tickets for LES MISERABLES' Sydney Season on Sale 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

LES MISERABLES has captivated Sydney audiences and critics alike since its premiere in March at the Capitol Theatre. Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Boublil & Schonberg's legendary musical will depart Sydney on October 18th before storming the barricade at Brisbane's Lyric Theatre in November. Final tickets for the Sydney season are on sale Wednesday July 15th from Ticketmaster. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Cast Album Will Be Released This FallTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Cast Album Will Be Released This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

As BroadwayWorld exclusively reported last month, 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 Monday, November 20th. CLICK HERE to sign up for pre-sale information! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/6/15- Claude-Michel SchonbergSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/6/15- Claude-Michel Schonberg
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2015

Happy Birthday Claude-Michel Schonberg! Schonberg is best known for his collaborations with the lyricist Alain Boublil. Thier stage musical version of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, which opened at the Palais de Sports in Paris in 1980, opened to acclaim in London in 1985 and on Broadway in 1987. In 1989, their success continued with the musical Miss Saigon, which starred Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce. Schonberg's next project with Boublil was The Pirate Queen, a musical about the 16th century Irish pirate, chieftain and adventuress Grace O'Malley, which opened on Broadway on April 5 2007. (more...)

Creating Arts Studios Extends Immersive Cabaret THENARDIERS INN thru 7/24Creating Arts Studios Extends Immersive Cabaret THENARDIERS INN thru 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Creating Arts Studios announces its encore extension of Thenardiers Inn an immersive LES MISERABLES Cabaret. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES at Casa MananaBWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES at Casa Manana
by Kyle West - Jun 25, 2015

My first experience with LES MISERABLES was in 1996, as a tween performing in my school's musical review. While most other kids learned the material and moved on, I saved my pennies for the cast recording, memorizing the show word-for-word. After moving to New York in 2004, my work provided me with virtually unlimited tickets to the city's hottest shows. By the time LES MISERABLES returned to Broadway (in 2006, with a carbon-copy revival of the original production that had closed three years previously), I was a jaded New York twenty-something, no longer inspired by the 'tourist trap' hits. Then, as I sat in the darkened Broadhurst Theatre, the turntable moved, and I realized I was watching an unparalleled piece of theatre history. (more...)

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