Photo Flash: West End Cast of LES MISERABLES Film Promotional Video in London's Trafalgar Square
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2014
The West End cast of 'Les Miserables' gathered in costume to shoot a promotional video for the musical show yesterday. (more...)
Rehearsals for Broadway Revival of LES MISERABLES with Ramin Karimloo & Caissie Levy Begin Monday
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2014
Rehearsals begin Monday, January 13 in New York for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece Les Miserables, which returns to Broadway beginning Saturday, March 1 at the Imperial Theatre. The official opening night for Les Miserables is Sunday, March 23. The cast of the new LES MIZ features Ramin Karimloo (West End and current acclaimed Toronto star of Les Miserables, and The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies in London) as Jean Valjean; Will Swenson (Tony Award-nominated star of Broadway's Hair and Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Javert; Caissie Levy (West End and Broadway star of Ghost and Hair and Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked) as Fantine; Nikki M. James (Tony Award winner for The Book of Mormon) as Eponine; Andy Mientus (who captured the hearts of TV viewers with his portrayal of Kyle Bishop on the NBC series 'Smash') as Marius; talented newcomer Charlotte Maltby as Cosette; acclaimed Canadian actor Cliff Saunders (The 39 Steps) as Thenardier; Tony Award-nominee Keala Settle (Hands on a Hardbody) as Madame Thenardier and Kyle Scatliffe, (the West End production of The Scottsboro Boys) as the revolutionary Enjolras. (more...)
Russell Watson to Make West End Debut as Jean Valjean in LES MISERABLES
by Courtnie Mele - October 8, 2013
Salford tenor Russell Watson is said to be soon taking on the role of Jean Valjean. In discussing the part with the Evening Standard, Watson stated, 'I went to see Cameron Mackintosh about doing Les Miserables. We've had a good chat about that. It's something I'd like to do. It would give me a huge amount of satisfaction to play a role like Valjean. I would do it in the West End, towards the end of 2014.' (more...)
LES MIS V PHANTOM: Charity Football Match Announced For Aug 11
by Carrie Dunn - July 17, 2013
On Sunday 11th August 2013 the casts of the West End musicals "Les Miserables" and "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA" will be swapping their costumes for sports kits when they go head-to-head in a charity football match at Bromley Football Club. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Cast of LES MISERABLES Performs at WEST END LIVE 2013 - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - June 22, 2013
The annual festival West End LIVE - organised by Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre, in association with MasterCard - returns to Trafalgar Square today and tomorrow, 22 and 23 June 2013, for a weekend of free entertainment from some of London's top theatre productions and performers. Click below to watch highlights from the Les Miserables cast performance! (more...)
West End To Welcome Another Dutch Fantine, Na-Young Jeon
by Dutch Reporter - May 4, 2013
After Celinde Schoenmaker, who currently plays the role of Fantine in West End's Les Miserables, another Dutch musical actress has been cast for this role: Na-Young Jeon, best known for playing Kim in the Dutch 2012 revival of MISS SAIGON. (more...)
Reflections On LES MISERABLES, March 2013
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2013
Jill Rattray reflects on her first visit to Les Mis in the West End... (more...)
LES MISERABLES Superfans Compare The Casts - Part Two!
by BWW - January 24, 2013
Emma Rucastle gives her verdict on the most high-profile Les Mis casts... (more...)
LES MISERABLES Superfans Compare The Casts - Part One!
by BWW - January 19, 2013
We've asked a few Les Mis obsessives to compare the movie casts with the others immortalised on recordings and on film... (more...)
LES MISERABLES: The View From The Original London Cast
by Guest Blogger: Rebecca Caine - January 13, 2013
Rebecca Caine, who created the role of Cosette, gives her thoughts on the media hype around the new movie...and looks back on the birth of the hit musical (more...)
LES MISERABLES: Why The Cameos Were Such A Treat!
by Carrie Dunn - January 12, 2013
We all knew about the Les Mis alumni that would appear in the movie - but who made the most impact on you? (more...)
LES MISERABLES: Another View From The UK!
by Kaite Welsh - January 11, 2013
Kaite Welsh is critical of two of the movie's big stars but recommends it none the less. (more...)
LES MISERABLES: The View From The UK!
by BWW - January 11, 2013
Fan and theatre director Amy Hanson gives her verdict... (more...)
LES MISERABLES On General Release In UK Cinemas Today!
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2013
After all the waiting, the day is here - Les Miserables is on general release in UK cinemas today! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sierra Boggess, Danielle Hope, Geronimo Rauch & Tam Mutu Talk LES MIS on the West End!
by Stage Tube - October 1, 2012
The West End production of Les Miserables welcomed some new cast members last month, including Broadway veteran Sierra Boggess as 'Fantine', as well as 'Over the Rainbow' winner Danielle Hope as 'Eponine.' Additional current cast members include: Geronimo Rauch, Tam Mutu, Cameron Blakely, Linzi Hateley, Samantha Dorsey, Liam Tamne, and Craig Mather. Watch a video interview with Boggess, Hope, Mutu and Rauch below! (more...)
LES MIS 25th Anniversary Tour Stops at Bass Concert Hall, Now thru 9/30
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2012
Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's new 25th anniversary production of Les Miserables are on sale for the premiere Fort Worth engagement at Bass Performance Hall. The all new production of Les Miserables features glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Boggess, Danielle Hope, and More in West End's LES MISERABLES!
by BWW - September 10, 2012
The West End production of Les Miserables just welcomed some new cast members, including Broadway veteran Sierra Boggess as 'Fantine', as well as 'Over the Rainbow' winner Danielle Hope as 'Eponine.' Additional current cast members include: Geronimo Rauch, Tam Mutu, Cameron Blakely, Linzi Hateley, Samantha Dorsey, Liam Tamne, and Craig Mather. Check out just-released shots of the cast in action below! (more...)
Act Too Players' Theatre Camp Presents LES MIS: SCHOOL EDITION, 8/3-6
by BWW News Desk - August 3, 2012
The Act Too Players (ATP), Williamson County's premier training program for all youths interested in the performing arts are producing the beloved classic Les Miserables: School Edition with their Summer Intensive Program with the Boiler Room Theatre. The Act Too Players and Boiler Room Theatre are located in the historic Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd., in Franklin, Tenn. The show runs August 3 through 6. (more...)
LES MIS 25th Anniversary Tour Stops at Bass Concert Hall, 9/26-30; Tickets on Sale 7/27
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2012
Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's new 25th anniversary production of Les Miserables will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 27 for the premiere Fort Worth engagement at Bass Performance Hall. The all new production of Les Miserables features glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. (more...)
BWW Interviews: LES MISERABLES' Jason Forbach Talks His Classical Music Training & Life as Enjolras on the Road
by Kathy Strain - July 23, 2012
Jason Forbach has always had music in his heart. As a child, he enjoyed listening to music with his headphones and singing along. As he grew, he knew that music was the passion he wanted to pursue. (more...)