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Jimmy Smagula Launches New Podcast, BABY MOUTH Photo Jimmy Smagula Launches New Podcast, BABY MOUTH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2020

Jimmy Smagula (Billy Elliot, Phantom, The Full Monty) has launched a new podcast called Baby Mouth. Jimmy grew up on a steady diet of hot dogs, meatloaf and pizza. He’s never had a plum or sushi of any kind. He’s never even had a tunafish sandwich. Each week a guest will suggest a food for Jimmy to try that they love, but that he has never eaten. And then his mother weighs in.

Chiara Miller Is Eager to Grab Any Opportunity to Pursue Performing - Next on Stage Photo Chiara Miller Is Eager to Grab Any Opportunity to Pursue Performing - Next on Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020

We're down to our top 5 in the Next on Stage competition! Learn more about Chiara's charity, a memory from a masterclass, and her favorite musical!

Review Roundup: The National Tour of LES MISERABLES Photo Review Roundup: The National Tour of LES MISERABLES
by Review Roundups - Feb 20, 2020

The national tour of LES MISERABLES is currently making its way across the country with stops in Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Omaha and more!

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES is Victorious at Aronoff Center Photo BWW Review: LES MISERABLES is Victorious at Aronoff Center
by Anne Simendinger - Feb 14, 2020

Almost every season there is a classic, crowd-pleasing favorite where the audience sighs with relief and nostalgia at the first measure the orchestra plays. this was most definitely the case with LES MISERABLES, running through Feb. 23 at the Aronoff Center. The sigh, however, does not come without reason. Shows like Les Misérables feel like a warm hug or coming home for a theatre patron, but this company is breathing new life into the old classic.

LES MISERABLES Will Return to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in February Photo LES MISERABLES Will Return to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award®-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced for its much anticipated Sarasota engagement at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Orpheum Theatre is Too Beautiful to Miss Photo BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Orpheum Theatre is Too Beautiful to Miss
by Christine Swerczek - Jan 15, 2020

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES Sings with Spirited Voices of Love, Redemption, and Revolu Photo BWW Review: LES MISERABLES Sings with Spirited Voices of Love, Redemption, and Revolution at BJCC CONCERT HALL
by David Edward Perry - Jan 8, 2020

This new revival of 'Les Misérables' is alive and bellows with the rising voice of the people. The creative presentation delivers high production value, memorable talent. The end result created an unexpected experience as if I was viewing 'Les Misérables' for the first time with fresh eyes. Performances of the iconic songs 'I Dreamed A Dream,' 'On My Own,' 'Stars,' 'Bring Him Home,' and 'One Day More' will strike a cord in your spirit.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Benedum Center Doesn't Reinvent an Old Standard, But Sp Photo BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Benedum Center Doesn't Reinvent an Old Standard, But Spruces It Up a Bit
by Greg Kerestan - Dec 2, 2019

People get VERY worked up about their precious Les Miserables- case in point, I saw a seven-year-old boy two rows in front of me, dressed in a full Javert costume at the Benedum stop of the national tour. It is so well-known and so well-loved that even if you're not a theatre person you probably know at least a few of the best-known songs, like 'On My Own' and 'Bring Him Home' from constant media saturation. Others you'd recognize from reference and parody: nearly every send-up of musicals from the 1980s on has spoofed 'One Day More' and its increasingly complex but rousing counterpoint.

BWW Interview: Allison Guinn, Mme. Thenardier in LES MISERABLES at the Palace Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Allison Guinn, Mme. Thenardier in LES MISERABLES at the Palace Theatre, Waterbury
by Joseph Harrison - Nov 24, 2019

LES MISERABLES is one of those musicals that people simply love. Over the years the story of young students staging a revolution in Paris has become a pop culture staple, so audiences should be excited, then, to know that the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, CT will play host to the touring production of the show December 3 - 8. Playing the scheming Madame Thenardier when LES MISERABLES stops in Waterbury will be Allison Guinn, who sat down with me to talk about playing her dream role in this iconic musical.

BWW Review: Reimagined LES MISERABLES Triumphs with Sensational Voices at the Ohio Th Photo BWW Review: Reimagined LES MISERABLES Triumphs with Sensational Voices at the Ohio Theatre
by Christina Mancuso - Nov 21, 2019

Arguably the greatest musical of all time, Les Miserables strikes every possible chord with its powerful message of love, rebellion, sacrifice, redemption and inspiration. A brilliant musical masterpiece oozing with a lush, rich score, Les Miserables is a timeless testament to the ultimate survival of the human spirit.

Casting Announced for LES MISERABLES at the Palace Theater in Waterbury Photo Casting Announced for LES MISERABLES at the Palace Theater in Waterbury
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced for its much anticipated Waterbury engagement at the Palace Theater, direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement. To purchase tickets visit www.palacetheaterct.org, call 203.346.2000, or in person the Box Office 100 East Main Street, Waterbury. Ticket prices start at $46.50. For a sneak peek, please visit www.LesMiz.com.

Casting Announced for LES MISERABLES' Waterbury Engagement the Palace Theater Photo Casting Announced for LES MISERABLES' Waterbury Engagement the Palace Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced for its much anticipated Waterbury engagement at the Palace Theater, direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement. To purchase tickets visit www.palacetheaterct.org, call 203.346.2000, or in person the Box Office 100 East Main Street, Waterbury. Ticket prices start at $46.50. For a sneak peek, please visit www.LesMiz.com.

Patrick Dunn, Preston Truman Boyd, & Michelle Dowdy Join LES MISERABLES On Tour Photo Patrick Dunn, Preston Truman Boyd, & Michelle Dowdy Join LES MISERABLES On Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019

Cameron Mackintosh announced today that Patrick Dunn, Preston Truman Boyd and Michelle Dowdy will join the acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, as 'Jean Valjean,' 'Inspector Javert' and 'Madame Thénardier,' respectively, beginning December 10, 2019 at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY.

Cast Revealed For LES MISERABLES At The Ohio Theatre Photo Cast Revealed For LES MISERABLES At The Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced for its much-anticipated Columbus engagement at the Ohio Theatre direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center
by Dara Homer - Sep 30, 2019

Whether you have been waiting for a first time to see Les Miserables, or if you're debating getting tickets for the 10th time, the US Tour production provides a chance to see the show at its very best.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center
by Dara Homer - Sep 29, 2019

Whether you have been waiting for a first time to see Les Miserables, or if you're debating getting tickets for the 10th time, the US Tour production provides a chance to see the show at its very best.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Majestic Theatre Photo BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Majestic Theatre
by Kathy Strain - Sep 18, 2019

It was 1985 when LES MISERABLES debuted with English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer as Cameron Mackintosh produced the English version at the West End that ran from October 1985 until July 2019. It was an instant hit and has since had runs on Broadway as well as many other countries. Today, LES MISERABLES is selling-out to crowds all over North America and makes a stop in San Antonio, Texas and the famous Majestic Theatre.

BWW Interview: Jimmy Smagula of LES MISERABLES at Majestic Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Jimmy Smagula of LES MISERABLES at Majestic Theatre
by Kathy Strain - Sep 12, 2019

As LES MISERABLES continues to tour in North America, audiences continue to enjoy this timeless musical. The musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel, is one show that no one should miss. As the show continues its journey, BWW caught up with Jimmy Smagula who plays the comedic relief, Thenardier.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES Gives a Triumphant Rallying Cry at Bass Performance Hall Photo BWW Review: LES MISERABLES Gives a Triumphant Rallying Cry at Bass Performance Hall
by Zac Thriffiley - Jun 26, 2019

LES MISERABLES is here once more for Dallas-Fort Worth in a triumphant new touring production that is every bit as breathtakingly excitingly and heartbreakingly relevant as when the show first premiered over thirty years ago.

Jimmy Smagula Joins Cast of National Tour of LES MISERABLES Photo Jimmy Smagula Joins Cast of National Tour of LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

Cameron Mackintosh announced today that Jimmy Smagula will join the acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES as 'Monsieur Thenardier,' beginning June 25 in Fort Worth, TX at Bass Performance Hall.

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