3,000 NYC Students to Visit Broadway's LES MISERABLES in June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016
Inside Broadway's Executive Director Michael Presser has¬†announced that on Thursday, June 2, the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) will be visited by thousands of NYC public school students as the non-profit theatre arts and education organization presents its popular program Creating the Magic. Featuring the cast and production crew of the Broadway revival of the hit musical Les Miserables, the 80 minute program will be offered at 10:45am and 1:15pm. (more...)
LES MISERABLES Will Welcome a New Thenardier to Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016
David Rossmer will assume the role of Thenardier in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Claude-Michel Sch√∂nberg & Alain Boublil's legendary musical Les Miserables tomorrow, Friday, May 13 at the Imperial Theatre, it was announced today. (more...)
Bid To Win a Walk-On Role in LES MISERABLES, Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by Michael Dale - April 14, 2016
The winner of Charitybuzz's new auction will join the student revolutionaries on stage during 'The People's Song.' (more...)
SPOOF: Hamptons Parents Object to Kids Playing Poor People in High School LES MISERABLES
by Michael Dale - March 31, 2016
Dan's Paper of the Hamptons offers an unusual complaint from parents regarding the school musical. (more...)
Photo Coverage: New LES MISERABLES Stars Celebrate 2 Years on Broadway with Tony's Portrait Unveiling!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - March 25, 2016
The cast¬†celebrated the milestone with a post-performance party at Tony's di Napoli Restaurant, featuring the unveiling of a portrait featuring stars¬†John Owen-Jones¬†(Valjean) and¬†Hayden Tee¬†(Javert) by artist Dan May for the restaurant's Broadway Wall of Fame. ¬†The party was hosted by Bruce Dimpflmaier and Tony's di Napoli and emceed by Valerie Smaldone. Check out photos from inside the special event below! (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 3/23/2016 - LES MIZ Turns Two and More!
by Jessica Khan - March 23, 2016
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: Les Miserables celebrates its 2nd anniversary on Broadway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Eric Sciotto takes over BWW's Twitter today! (more...)
Broadway 'Previvals': How Might LES MISERABLES Been Cast In 1964?
by Michael Dale - March 8, 2016
Theatre fans love to fantasy cast revivals, but what if the show you're casting played on Broadway earlier than it actually did. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: LES MISERABLES' Rachel Izen Is Helping to Make Broadway Greener
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 1, 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio made headlines this week for calling climate change 'the most urgent threat facing our entire species' in his Oscar acceptance speech. The longtime Hollywood heartthrob isn't alone in his attitudes toward climate change. (more...)
John Owen-Jones Becomes Next 'Jean Valjean' in LES MISERABLES This Evening
by Tyler Peterson - March 1, 2016
The Broadway revival of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's beloved musical Les Miserables welcomes a new 'Jean Valjean'¬†-¬†John Owen-Jones¬†- tonight, March 1. (more...)
Claude-Michel Sch√∂nberg Says Upcoming Manila Production of LES MIS Will Be 'Entirely Different'
by Louisa Brady - February 21, 2016
According to Inquirer, composer Claude-Michel Schonberg (LES MIS, MISS SAIGON) has claimed that the upcoming Manila Production of LES MIS will be¬†'an entirely different one, unlike anything you had seen¬†before.' The production, which will be performing this March in Manila, will tour throughout Asia and celebrates the musical's 30th anniversary. (more...)
BWW Interview: John Owen-Jones Is Trading in His Phantom Mask for a French Flag as LES MISERABLES' Final Valjean
by Nicole Rosky - February 20, 2016
Owen-Jones arrived in New York City earlier this week to begin the rehearsal process, and he checked in with BroadwayWorld to chat about his Broadway return. Check out the full interview below!¬† (more...)
Take Five! Spend Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway's Newest Fantine, Alison Luff
by BWW News Desk - February 4, 2016
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Alison Luff, most recently seen on Broadway as Miss Honey in MATILDA, will assume the role of 'Fantine' in Broadway's Les Miserables beginning tonight, February 4 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)
Take Five! Spend Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway's Newest Javert, Hayden Tee
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2016
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, New Zealand native Hayden Tee will assume the role of Javert beginning tonight, January 29 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). Tee comes directly to Broadway from the new Australian production of Les Miserables, for which he has received wide acclaim. He was recently named Best Actor in A Musical at the Sydney Theatre Awards for his performance as Javert. (more...)
New Javert Joins Broadway's LES MISERABLES This Evening
by Tyler Peterson - January 29, 2016
The Broadway revival of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's beloved musical Les Miserables welcomes a new Javert -- Hayden Tee, acclaimed star of the Australian production, assuming the role from Adam Monley beginning tonight, January 29, 2016. (more...)
Broadway's LES MISERABLES Launches Winter Digital Lottery
by Tyler Peterson - January 15, 2016
Les Miserables is going digital - at least temporarily. (more...)
Injured Earl Carpenter Officially Exits Broadway's LES MISERABLES; Adam Monley in the Wings
by Tyler Peterson - December 21, 2015
Original cast member Adam Monley is moving up within the ranks of the Broadway revival of Les Miserables. (more...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: LES MISERABLES Company Gathers in the Recording Studio for Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 13, 2015
Throughout the holiday season, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you our exclusive photo coverage from inside the recording room. Below, go behind the scenes with the company of Les Miserables¬†as they record 'One Star.' (more...)
Take 10 with LES MIZ's Incoming Jean Valjean- John Owen-Jones!
by BWW News Desk - December 2, 2015
In celebration of the big news, we're inviting you to take your afternoon coffee break with ten standout performances from Jones! (more...)
Breaking News: Goodbye to the Barricade- LES MISERABLES Will End Broadway Run Next Fall; Final Valjean Announced!
by BWW News Desk - December 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...)
VIDEO: Adorable 3-Year-Old Performs LES MISERABLES' 'Do You Hear the People Sing?'
by TV News Desk - November 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...)