Hugh Jackman Confirms LES MISÉRABLES to Begin Rehearsing in January, Film in March

By: Dec. 27, 2011
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Star of the stage and screen, Hugh Jackman visited Theater Talk last week for a comprehensive interview on his career.

Jackman talks his beginning in theatre, performing in Carnegie Hall for the first time, what he considers to be the 'Halmet of musicals' and the transformation that he needs to make for the upcoming LES MISÉRABLES film; and the star confirms that the film is on track to begin rehearsals at the end of January and start filming in March. To view the interview, click here.

"We start filming in March, and rehearsals at the end of January," Jackman told the show's hosts, Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins. "It's an eighteen-year-period where I take the character," Jackman added. "When we start he's in a prison camp, so, you know, I talked to Tom [Hooper, the film's director] about it and he said, 'I want you to be massive like an ox, but also, there wouldn't be much food.' But the good thing is, I start there."

Tony Award-winner Hugh Jackman has returned to the New York stage for a 10-week engagement in Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The production runs through January 1, 2012. Accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra, he performs a personal selection of his favorite musical numbers that reflect on the stage and film star’s remarkable life and career, from The Boy from Oz to Hollywood.

For tickets, contact, 212-239-6200, or go to the Broadhurst Theatre box office. Tickets start at $68.50, and student tickets are available at every performance.