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Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, "Les Miserables" is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of "Les Miserables" includes the classic songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear The People Sing?," "One Day More," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Master of The House" and many more.
Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schonberg's "Les Miserables" has music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel and additional material by James Fenton. The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and additional costumes by Christine Rowlands, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Mick Potter.
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Tony Awards to Launch Pop-Up Merchandise Shop at the Paramount Hotel on 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Tony Awards will unveil the first ever Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop at the Paramount Hotel on Friday, April 25th. The Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop, located at the Paramount Hotel in the heart of Times Square will feature exclusive merchandise and experiences for Broadway fans from around the world. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BC/EFA's 2014 Easter Easter Bonnet Competition with Franco, Karimloo, Karl, Mueller & More!- Part One
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 23, 2014

The generosity of theatre fans during six weeks of fundraising by 57 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies helped push the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition to another record high, raising $4,532,129 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the celebration below! (more...)

Ian Bartholomew, Anna Carteret Among Cast of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE World Premiere Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

The BWW Q&A: Composer Scott Alan!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 22, 2014

He's heading over to London to play at the Hippodrome as part of the London Festival of Cabaret. So we thought we'd ask Scott Alan some of our toughest questions... (more...)

First Award Noms of the Year! 2013-14 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced! Gentleman's Guide Leads with 11 Noms...
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 22, 2014

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway announced the nominees this morning for the 2013-14 season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Anderson & Petty's YOU ARE HOME IN LONDON at the St. James Studio
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2014

Last month, a stellar line-up of vocalists performed a concert of songs by acclaimed transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson and Petty at the St. James Theatre Studio on March 16 as part of the venue's season of 'Cabaret Nights'. Click below to watch highlights from the concert! (more...)

Hugh Jackman and Wife Deborra-Lee Furness Launch Charitable Foundation for the Arts
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Tony Award winner and 'Les Mis' star Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness launched a charitable foundation for performing arts in their native Australia this week. (more...)

Cleveland POPS to Present A TRIBUTE TO NASA: TO REACH THE UNREACHABLE STARS, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow and Cleveland-based NASA Glenn Research Center are collaborating in a music and video celebration of the remarkable spirit of exploration and discovery of the men and women of NASA. The concert titled 'A Tribute to NASA' and subtitled 'To Reach the Unreachable Stars,' will be performed at Severance Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014. (more...)

Nominees Announced for 1st Annual Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards; Announcement Set for 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

After months of thought, debate and conversation, the staff and writers of Austin Entertainment Weekly with much assistance from Broadway World Austin's Editor Jeff Davis, have announced a new award system for the Central Texas Theatre Community. (more...)

Trent Armand Kendall's New 'Jazzical' LOUIS-AND-ELLA! Set for Reading, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

LOUIS-AND-ELLA!, a new jazzical by Trent Armand Kendall reunites The Architect of Jazz and The First Lady of Song for one magical night and will receive a developmental table reading Thursday, April 24th in a donated studio from The Actors Fund. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Presents Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, 5/9 - 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre announces Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, (press opening on Saturday, May 10) at the North Park Theatre. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: April 21-27, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 21, 2014

All information is subject to change without notice. Check with the box office or ticketing company for the most-up-to-date information. To find out more about rush, lottery and standing room only ticketing policies, click here! (more...)

Melissa Errico, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Kevin Earley, Curt Bouril, Jennie Sophia & More Set for Goodman Theatre's BRIGADOON; Runs 6/27-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Casting is complete and rehearsals begin May 20 for Goodman Theatre's new production of Brigadoon-Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's big, beautiful and beguiling song and dance fantasy. Chicago director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, hailed as a "brilliant, insightful, mistress-of-grand-scale musicals" (Chicago Sun-Times) and named "2012 Chicagoan of the Year" by the Chicago Tribune, makes her Goodman debut. Brigadoon runs June 27 - August 3 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, July 7). Tickets ($25 - $93; subject to change) are on sale now, available atGoodmanTheatre.org/Brigadoon, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). JPMorgan Chase is the Major Corporate Sponsor. Allstate Insurance Company and PwC are Corporate Sponsor Partners. Towers Watson is the Opening Night Sponsor. Chicago Tribune is the Media Partner. A full performance calendar follows. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: April 21-27
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 21, 2014

The last batch of shows open on Broadway this week, in anticipation of the start of the 2014 Awards season. The final four include: THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, CASA VALENTINA, and CABARET. Get your tickets now! (more...)

Malcolm Gets Replaces Allan Corduner in Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE; Runs May 7-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Malcolm Gets will join Jennifer Bowles and Rob McClure in the New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014. Mr. Gets replaces Allan Corduner, who has had a scheduling conflict. The final production of the 2014 Encores! season will also feature Sam Bolen, Ben Crawford, Stephen DeRosa, Zachary James, Ken Krugman, and Chris Sullivan. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Jack Viertel is Encores! Artistic Director. (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez and Megan McGinnis Set for Rubicon Broadway Cabaret Benefit, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Rubicon Theatre Company announces a Broadway Cabaret Benefit that will feature Broadway stars Krysta Rodriguez (First Date, The Addams Family and 'Smash') and Megan McGinnis (Les Miserables, Little Women and Beauty and the Beast). Taking place on May 12th at 7 pm in Montecito, CA, the night will consist of hors d'oeuvres, a hosted bar, a silent auction, and a specially designed program of various Broadway hits performed as an intimate concert. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Happy Birthday, Patti LuPone!
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2014

Happy Birthday to Patti LuPone! Click below to watch highlights from her prolific career! (more...)

Broadway's Debbie Gibson Reveals Lyme Disease Diagnosis
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Broadway star Deborah 'Debbie' Gibson (Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, and Cabaret) has revealed in her personal blog that she has been suffering from Lyme disease for the past year. (more...)

BWW Interview: Terrence Mann on Directing LES MISERABLES
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 21, 2014

Terrence Mann, director of the recent production of Les Miserables at Western Carolina University, reflects on Javert directing Javert, on listening to people audition in front of him with 'Stars,' and on collegiate versus professional productions (more...)

BWW Reviews: MetroStage's UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL Is Brilliant, Forces the Audience to Think
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 21, 2014

MetroStage's UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL is brilliantly written and acted, and goes from a minor mystery -- return of a library book a century late -- to questions of major importance to the world. (more...)

BWW Roundup: Top-20 Podcasts for Theatre Fans
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 21, 2014

Is network news appointment television for you? I didn't think so. Are you constantly angered that ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT only talks about theatre when a Hollywood star joins a cast or someone falls 30 feet to the stage floor? Me too. Well, I have an alternative that just might satisfy your news and theatre cravings; podcasting. Isn't that just what hipsters do between their shift at Starbucks and another trip to the thrift shop? Well, yes and no. I'm sure there is a barista in Portland who is currently recording a missive bemoaning mass media's attempt to co-opt the indie subculture, but most people who do podcasts well are incredibly informed and passionate about their specific topics. (more...)

San Jose Rep to Present Bay Area Premiere of THE BIG MEAL, 5/8-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

San Jose Repertory Theatre presents the Bay Area premiere of the critically-acclaimed The Big Meal, by Dan LeFranc, the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner. This razor sharp portrait of a modern American family runs May 8 through June 1, and is directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Jose Rep's Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Elizabeth Rodriguez to Join Chazz Palminteri in World Premiere of UNORGANIZED CRIME at the Elephant Theatre, 5/3-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Unorganized Crime, LLC announces that Tony Award-nominated actress Elizabeth Rodriguez (Broadway's The Motherfucker With the Hat) will star opposite Academy Award-nominee Chazz Palminteri ( "A Bronx Tale," "Bullets Over Broadway") in the world premiere play, Unorganized Crime, written by Kenny D'Aquila and directed by David Fofi. Unorganized Crime will now preview on Saturday, May 3 at 8pm; Sunday, May 4 at 7pm; Tuesday, May 6 and Wednesday, May 7 at 8pm and will open on Thursday, May 8 at 7pm and run through Saturday, May 31 at the Elephant Theatre, 1076 N. Lillian Way. (at Santa Monica Blvd., one block west of Vine) in Hollywood. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 'AUTUMN', ANNAPURNA, Anti-Piracy and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 21, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN opens on Broadway, ANNAPURNA opens off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Tade Biesinger, Emily Skinner, Daniel Oreskes & More to Lead BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at The MUNY; Performances Begin 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Muny announced principal casting for the first show of its spectacular 96th season, Billy Elliot the Musical, directed by Steven Minning, choreographed by Alison Levenberg, with music direction by Colin Welford. Billy Elliot the Musical is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Kicks Off Today at Minskoff Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Broadway veterans will share the stage with celebrated newcomers as Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel,Denzel Washington and more than 200 of Broadway and off-Broadway's most talented performers come together for the 28th AnnualEaster Bonnet Competition. Presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year's Easter Bonnet Competition(#bcefabonnets) will be held Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. (more...)

BWW Spotlights VIOLET Star Sutton Foster's Blooming Career
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 20, 2014

In honor of VIOLET's opening on Broadway tonight, BroadwayWorld is highlighting Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster's body of work! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- LES MISERABLES' New Bad Guy, Will Swenson!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 20, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Broadway's new bad guy, Will Swenson, talks all things Les Miserables- plus he shares stories about how he got his start in theatre, his past Broadway roles, and more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/19-4/20/2014
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 20, 2014 - Sunday, April 20, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AN EVENING OF MOVIES AND MUSICALS, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, April 19 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 20, 2014

A star-studded cast from theatre and music perform a range of songs from movies and musicals accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and 150 strong choir. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Media Theatre's SUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Ann Crumb, Now Through 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

The Media Theatre's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's take on 'Sunset Boulevard', the classic 1950 film noir, is on now through May 18. Check below for photos! (more...)

Sounds Forced to Cancel Production of LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Sounds' mission is to create family friendly theatre. Origianlly, they were planning on producing a run of Les Miserables for their summer musical. They were working with the licensing agent to try and remove all offensive material in order to make it family friendly. However, according to Local News 8, the show has been canceled. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 4/18/2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 4/18/2014. (more...)

Aurora Theatre to Present DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER, Begin. 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Brand Signature Series concludes Aurora Theatre's 18th season with the hysterical Don't Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti. The show runs May 1-25, 2014. In this this hilarious romp through the French countryside, Bernard concocts a romantic rendezvous with his mistress with an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But Bernard's wife decides on a surprise tryst of her own. With a gourmet cook and a randy mistress-both named Suzy-a wacky collision course of mistaken identity and outrageous infidelity ensues. By the author of Aurora's 2010 hit Boeing-Boeing. (more...)

Productions Coracole and l'Orchestre Philharmonique Equitable to Present ROMANCE AND REVOLUTION: MUSIC FROM LES MISERABLES AND MORE, May 2-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Productions Coracole and l'Orchestre Philharmonique Equitable are thrilled to present the beloved songs from Les Miserables, along with music from the Romantic era. Montreal area theatergoers can enjoy this treat throughout the month of May, in English and French, in three different locales: Ville Saint-Laurent, Laval and Saint-Leonard. This exciting collaboration marks the 5th anniversary of both companies. In Romance and Revolution: Music from Les Miserables & More, audiences will enjoy the creativity of Conductor, Andre Gauthier; Stage Director, Coralie Heiler; Vocal Director, Marc Deslandes; and Vocal Ensemble Director, Frederic Vogel. The show plays in English on May 11 and 24 and in French on May 2 and 25. This is a great idea for Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11 at 3pm. Throughout the run, proceeds benefit Kids Help Phone/ Jeunesse, J'ecoute, offering 24-hour, anonymous phone and web counselling. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of freeFall Theatre's THE MIKADO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

freeFall's newest production opening on April 26 and closing May 18 promises to be a real drag! Artistic Director Eric Davis directs this exciting new staging of a Gilbert and Sullivan classic. THE MIKADO stars Patrick Ryan Sullivan (Broadway's FORTY-SECOND STREET and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) as The Mikado of Japan, Larry Alexander (Broadway's Les Miserables and CHESS) as Pooh-Bah and Tampa Bay's favorite actor/drag performer Matthew McGee as Katisha, the elderly lady. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

Guest Conductor Jack Everly to Lead Utah Symphony in MUSIC OF THE BABY BOOMERS, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Guest conductor Jack Everly joins the Utah Symphony on May 2-3 for a trip down memory lane at Abravanel Hall. This special concert, celebrating the Baby Boom generation, highlights songs and television shows from the 1960s. The program features music by the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and the Beatles, and guest vocalists Roy Chicas, Jim Hogan, Marissa McGowan, N'Kenge, Kristine Reese and Max Quinlan. (more...)

Idina Menzel, Bryan Cranston, James Franco & More Set for BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Broadway veterans will share the stage with celebrated newcomers as Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel,Denzel Washington and more than 200 of Broadway and off-Broadway's most talented performers come together for the 28th AnnualEaster Bonnet Competition. Presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year's Easter Bonnet Competition(#bcefabonnets) will be held Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. (more...)

Track Listing Revealed for Elaine Paige's ULTIMATE COLLECTION
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2014

Broadway and West End superstar Elaine Paige is set to release a career-spanning collection of her most memorable recordings on Monday, April 24th. The album will be titled ELAINE PAIGE: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION. The track listing for Paige's album was recently revealed. (more...)

Dallyn Vail Bayles to Star in THE WEAVER OF RAVELOE at OBERON; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The casting has been announced for the world premiere of THE WEAVER OF RAVELOE, a new musical by Erica Glenn and Melissa Leilani Larson based on the classic novel Silas Marner by George Eliot, which will be opening at the OBERON in Boston on May 29, 2014. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Sets Lottery Policy, NEWSIES Switches to General Rush
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Two Disney Broadway hits announce new ticket policies beginning April 21 providing access to affordable tickets for same-day performances, with minimal time commitment for guests. (more...)

Coby Ryan McLaughlin Lands Recurring Role on USA's GRACELAND
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

McLaughlin will guest star as Archie, a mainstay in the LAPD's Gang Task Force. Sharp as a tack and loyal to a fault, the members of “Graceland” hope he'll be an ally in their mission to destroy the cartel. (more...)

Rachael Beck & David Hobson to Perform Songs from MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME at QPAC, 12 June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

On the back of the successful stage musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Rachael Beck and David Hobson will return to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Concert Hall to perform a unique blend of classical, musical theatre and popular songs in their show My Baby Just Cares For Me for one night only on Thursday 12 June, 2014. (more...)


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James Barbour to Lead LES MISERABLES at La Mirada Theatre; Opens 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with the Los Angeles regional theatre premiere of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the Tony award-winning, Les Miserables, music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, with musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Being in the LES MISERABLES Broadway Orchestra is Not the Pits
by Kathy Strain - Apr 17, 2014

Will Curry and David Cresweill may not be names you associate immediately with the current run of Les Miserables on Broadway, but they play a very important role in the success of this popular show. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan to Play Catalina Bar & Grill with Wife Ashley Spencer, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that Broadway, film and television star Jeremy Jordan will make his Los Angeles solo concert debut on Monday, May 5 at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Jordan's special guest will be his wife, Broadway performer Ashley Spencer. There will be two shows only at 7:30pm and 10pm; cocktail and dinner service begin at 6pm for the 7:30 show and at 9pm for the 10pm show. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 16, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Cats,' 'Les Miserables' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed,' rake in the reviews, 'Road Show' and 'Passion' will be followed by 'Assassins,' Theo readies 'The Andrews Sisters,' Kokandy brings back 'The Full Monty' and 'Loving Repeating,' plus two kids shows and more! (more...)

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