BWW TV Exclusive: Les Miz Tech Rehearsal, Stites and More!
BroadwayWorld.com's own Editor-in-Chief Robert Diamond and Creative Director Eddie Varley are out in L.A. covering the highly anticipated Les Miserables in Concert which will play at the famous Hollywood Bowl this weekend. In this exclusive video, Musical Director and Conductor, Kevin Stites and Costumer, Kathleen Melcher talk about this unique event and BroadwayWorld brings you front and center for a sneak peek of the finale!If you happen to be a resident of the Los Angeles area, the final dress rehearsal, which takes place on Friday, August 8th at 10am is, and has always been, open to the public for free.
All this leads up to the exciting Opening Night performance which takes place Friday, August 8th 2008.
BroadwayWorld.com will be there every step of the way with exclusive behind the scenes coverage from Los Angeles featuring first week rehearsal photos taken by Melora Hardin, star of The Office and the Hollywood Bowl concert's Fantine (click here). BWW TV will continue to feature in-depth segments from backstage at this week's rehearsals, interviews with the acclaimed cast, including Tony winners John Lloyd Young and Brian Stokes Mitchell, Broadway favorites Lea Michele, J. Mark McVey and UK stage star Tom Lowe. We'll also be bringing you exciting performance footage from the historic concert itself.
The world's most beloved musical comes to the famed Hollywood Bowl in an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime, staged concert adaptation, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. This unique production came about by a very special agreement that The Hollywood Bowl has made with Music Theatre International and Cameron Mackintosh, the musical world's most successful Producer. It boasts an all star cast featuring Broadway's J. Mark McVey as "Jean Valjean"; Brian Stokes Mitchell as "Javert"; John Lloyd Young as "Marius", Lea Michele as "Eponine", Melora Hardin as "Fantine", Michael McCormick as "Thenardier", Tom Lowe as "Enjolras", Michele Maika as "Cosette" and Ruth Williamson as "Madame Thenardier"
Performing in the ensemble will be Barbara Chiofalo, Natalie Daradich, Travis Davidson, Joshua Finkel, Stephen Full, Julie Garnye, Joel Gelman, Sue Goodman, Daniel Guzman, Wayne Hu, Jennifer Naimo, Steve Mazurek, Lesley McKinnel, Weston Wells Olson, Ethan Le Phong, Patrick Reese, Eddy Rioseco, Tristan Rumery, Allyson Tucker, and Darlene Williams along with students Sergio Pasquarielo, Frankie Kane Kraft, Anton M. Garsola, Andrew Karl and Christopher Karl.
The concert celebrates the timeless tale of passion and redemption and the glorious Claude-Michel Schonberg / Alain Boublil score of Les Miserables as it has never seen or heard it before and undoubtedly never will again. This concert adaptation of the eight-time Tony Award-winning musical features the 55 member Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Kevin Stites. The production also features local high school students, adding a dash of home-grown talent. During this one-of-a-kind production, audiences will be transported to post-Revolutionary France while basking in the beautiful California night.Edited by Craig Brockman
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Edited by Craig Brockman