STAGE TUBE: Andrew Varela and the LES MIS SHAKE
by Kathy Strain - February 19, 2013
Most people think that being in an award winning show like LES MISERABLES would be filled with glamor and excitement. But if you ask cast members from the current 25th Anniversary Tour, sometimes it can be pretty boring. What do you do when you are waiting backstage for your turn onstage? The LES MIS SHAKE of course. Andrew Varela (who currently plays Javert) put his fellow cast members to task to create this unique little video. Check it out below! (more...)
BREAKING NEWS: Cameron Mackintosh Bringing Re-Imagined LES MISERABLES to Broadway in Spring 2014!
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2013
Cameron Mackintosh announced today that his acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece LES MISERABLES will come to Broadway in March, 2014 at a Shubert theater to be announced. This newly re-imagined LES MISERABLES is breaking box-office records across the country and around the world and inspired filmmakers to make the immensely successful movie which has been nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture and has won 3 Golden Globes including Best Picture, as well as 4 BAFTA's. The new production has been a sell-out since launching a U.S. national tour in November 2010, having already played in 64 cities throughout North America, grossing more than $130 million. International productions of the new LES MISERABLES have met with equal success and acclaim in the U.K, France, Spain and Korea. New productions are scheduled to open in the coming months in Japan, Canada, Australia and Brazil. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: LES MISERABLES National Tour Does the 'Harlem Shake'
by Stage Tube - February 18, 2013
The cast of the 25th Anniversary National Tour of LES MISERABLES has joined in the 'Harlem Shake' viral sensation. View the video below! (more...)
BREAKING: Samantha Barks Confirmed to Perform at The Oscars
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2013
According to The Daily Mail, Samantha Barks will officially be performing at the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Though it's expected that the entire cast of Tom Hooper's adaptation of LES MISERABLES will be joining Barks on stage, no others have come out and confirmed that they will appear. (more...)
BWW Interview: Ramin Karimloo on His Toronto Homecoming in LES MISERABLES in Fall of 2013
by Kelly Cameron - February 13, 2013
Ramin Karimloo was first bitten by the theatre bug upon seeing Colm Wilkinson in the original production of The Phantom of the Opera in Toronto in the late 80s. Since then he has gone on to play the title role in both The Phantom and Love Never Dies in London's West End, and now will come home to Toronto for the first time in the Mirvish Production of LES MISERABLES which was just announced for their 2013-2014 season. BWW spoke with Ramin about how he feels about coming home, the pressures of the role of Jean Valjean, Sheytoons, protecting his voice and more. (more...)
ICM Signs LES MIS' Daniel Huttlestone
by Movies News Desk - February 11, 2013
LES MISERABLES' own 'Gavroche,' Daniel Huttlestone, has officially been signed for representation by ICM, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Cast Of LES MISERABLES At The BAFTAS!
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2013
Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress at this year's BAFTAs - and she was joined at the ceremony by some of her Les Miserables cast mates, including Hugh Jackman, Samantha Barks and Eddie Redmayne. (more...)
BAFTAS: Anne Hathaway Wins Best Supporting Actress For LES MISERABLES!
by BWW - February 10, 2013
Anne Hathaway has won Best Supporting Actress at this evening's BAFTAs for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables, beating Amy Adams, Helen Hunt, Judi Dench and Sally Field to the award. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: San Fran's Young Actors' Theatre Camp Does LES MISERABLES in 9 Minutes!
by Stage Tube - January 31, 2013
At our recent Winter Camp, the kids made a Music Video of LES MISERABLE in 9 Minutes! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: LES MIS Spoof Begs for Academy Consideration for Anne Hathaway
by Stage Tube - January 30, 2013
This past weekend Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress at the SAG Awards. She is now reminding the people in charge of the Academy Awards why she should win their prize for Best Supporting Actress. (more...)
BWW TV: Andrew Varela Talks About Touring with LES MISERABLES, Life on the Road, Russell Crowe and Twitter
by Kathy Strain - January 29, 2013
Andrew Varela stars in the 25th Anniversary production of LES MISERABLES and plays the role of Javert. He has been with the production since the very beginning and shares with BroadwayWorld his experiences of being on the road, the new LES MISERABLES movie (and Russell Crowe) and why he likes Twitter so much. (more...)
Anne Hathaway Wins SAG Award for 'Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role' for LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2013
Anne Hathaway is the recipient of this year's Screen Actor's Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role' for her role as 'Fantine' in Tom Hooper's adaptation of LES MISERABLES. (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...)
Oscar-Nominated 'Suddenly' May be Added to LES MIS on Stage
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2013
Claude-Michel Schönberg, co-composer of LES MISERABLES, has confirmed that 'Suddenly,' the new, Oscar-nominated song written specifically for the movie, may be added to the stage show at some point. (more...)
LES MISERABLES Blu-ray & DVD to Get 3/19 Release
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2013
Fans of the 8-time Oscar nominated film version of Les Miserables need only wait a few more months to add the title to their DVD collections. According to Blu-ray.com, the movie will receive a March 19 DVD and Blu-Rayrelease. It is currently available for preorder at Amazon.com. (more...)
LES MISERABLES Soundtrack Tops UK Album Chart; Anne Hathaway's Rendition of 'I Dreamed A Dream' Hits No. 22
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2013
According to BBC News, the Les Miserables film soundtrack is the first cast recording to hit No. 1 on the UK and Ireland album chart in 16 years. The last movie musical to reach the top of the charts was the Evita film soundtrack, from the motion picture starring Madonna in 1997. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Another LES MISERABLES 'One Day More' Flashmob - in Poland!
by Stage Tube - January 20, 2013
Below, watch the Polish cast of LES MISERABLES perform a flash-mob version of 'One Day More' in Warsaw to promote the release of the LES MIS movie! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: New Venture Players' LES MISERABLES 'One Day More' Flashmob in Newport!
by Stage Tube - January 19, 2013
On January 11, 2013, the New Venture Players performed a flashmob of 'One Day More' from Les Miserables in the foyer of NVP's local Cineworld, Newport, to promote the release of the LES MISERABLES movie. Check out their performance below! (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...)
POLL: Which Song Should the Cast of LES MISERABLES Sing at the Oscars?
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2013
New BroadwayWorld.com Poll - Which song should the cast of LES MISERABLES sing at the Oscars? (more...)
LES MISERABLES Cast to Perform at the 85th Academy Awards!
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2013
According to Daily Mail, the cast of the Academy Award nominated LES MISERABLES will be performing at the Oscars this February. The song that will be performed is still undecided, but rumors are circulating that it will likely be either be a medley, or one of the ensemble numbers such as 'One Day More' or 'Do You Hear The People Sing.' (more...)
Review Roundup: LES MISERABLES Opens in the Philippines
by Oliver Oliveros - January 17, 2013
"Les Miserables" fans in the Philippines had to wait a little longer for the Tom Hooper-helmed stage to screen adaptation of the famous musical, based on Victor Hugo's novel, because cineplexes, primarily in Metro Manila, were booked for the annual Metro Manila Film Festival, which showcases local movie productions, over the holidays. (more...)
LES MISERABLES Breaks UK Box Office Records
by Movies News Desk - January 16, 2013
According to whatsonstage.com the blockbuster film LES MISERABLES has surpased 'Mamma Mia!' as the biggest ever opening weekend for a movie musical in the UK. The film, which just picked up a Golden Globe Award for Best Film, brought in a record-breaking three day total of £8.13 million, beating Mamma Mia's record of £5.2 million in 2008. (more...)
LES MISERABLES: Exposition of Christian Virtues at Its Core
by Oliver Oliveros - January 16, 2013
"To love another person is to see the face of God" - Colm Wilkinson's Bishop Myriel of Digne and Anne Hathaway's Fantine, together with Hugh Jackman's Jean Valjean, sung those arguably the most indelible lyrics by tail end in the Tom Hooper-helmed musical motion picture, "Les Miserables," a faithful film adaptation based on the 1987 Tony Award-winning musical, written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil, and Herbert Kretzmer, which in turn was inspired by the French historical novel of the same name, published in 1862, by Victor Hugo, a well-known French Romantic poet and novelist who had evident antipathy toward the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church; but, interestingly, had high regard for the Church's doctrines. (more...)
BWW Blog: Natalie Toro - I Hear You Wanna Know What I Thought Of Les Miserables?
by Guest Blogger: Natalie Toro - January 14, 2013
So many people have been emailing me and asking me what I thought of the movie? I have not answered most because I wanted to sit with my "feelings" and make sure that what I thought came from the "right" place. But is there ever a right place when you give an opinion of a show or of some else's work? I mean who the hell am I? Is it a coincidence that I am blogging this month? Do I sit here and give my blah opinion written in black and white forever or do I slash its throat at the helm and let it all hang out? I have certainly gotten my share of evil black and white reviews, some so rotten that it felt like the critic had a personal vendetta against me. Did I deserve it? Well, it's a matter of opinion. (more...)