Victor Hugo News

Date of Birth: February 26, 1802
Date of Death: May 02, 1885 (83)
Gender: Male
BWW Interview: Allison Guinn, Madame Thenardier in LES MISERABLES at The Bushnell in Hartford, October 3 - 8BWW Interview: Allison Guinn, Madame Thenardier in LES MISERABLES at The Bushnell in Hartford, October 3 - 8
by Joseph Harrison - Sep 24, 2017

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 Bushnell in Hartford, CT will play host to a new touring production of the show October 3 - 8. Playing the scheming Madame Thenardier when LES MISERABLES stops in Hartford will be Allison Guinn, who sat down with me to talk about playing her dream role in this iconic musical. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Downtown Cabaret TheatreBWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - Sep 24, 2017

A spectacular performance with first rate acting, singing, directing, choreography, and lighting brings a classic story to the stage, a story that touches on the equal humanity of all people, and the call to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of every one of God's children, demonstrating that truth by treating each other with love and decency. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME can have a far reaching positive impact on its audience members and is highly recommended. (more...)

BWW Review: Texas Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME in San AntonioBWW Review: Texas Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - Sep 17, 2017

Notre-Dame de Paris is a novel published in 1831 and written by famous author Victor Hugo. As it became popular throughout the world, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME became a beloved Disney story which later became a stage production. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz added new music to be included in this production. The Playhouse San Antonio was privileged to present the Texas premiere to a full theater. And the audience was very impressed. (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center Announces Fall Season!White Plains Performing Arts Center Announces Fall Season!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce an exciting Fall Season.  All performances are at the White Plains theatre, located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains.  (more...)

BWW Interview: HUNCHBACK's Haden Rider Opens Up About the Challenge of Stepping into Quasimodo at Aurora/Theatrical OutfitBWW Interview: HUNCHBACK's Haden Rider Opens Up About the Challenge of Stepping into Quasimodo at Aurora/Theatrical Outfit
by Sally Henry - Sep 3, 2017

Leading the production as it prepares to transfer to the Rialto Center with Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta actor Haden Rider sees the role of Quasimodo as the fulfillment of a dream. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carley Stenson On Playing Fantine In LES MISERABLESBWW Interview: Carley Stenson On Playing Fantine In LES MISERABLES
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2017

Carley Stenson's work includes Hollyoaks, Shrek: The Musical, Legally Blonde, Spamalot and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She's currently starring as Fantine in Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre in the West End. (more...)

RIGOLETTO to Open This Fall at Lyric Opera of ChicagoRIGOLETTO to Open This Fall at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Here's what you need to know about RIGOLETTO, running at Lyric Opera of Chicago, October 7 - November 3... (more...)

LES MISERABLES to Storm the Barricades in Adelaide in All New ProductionLES MISERABLES to Storm the Barricades in Adelaide in All New Production
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

One of the world's most iconic musicals, the multi-award winning Les Miserables, returns to Adelaide in an all-new production for The G&S Society at Adelaide's Arts Theatre in September. (more...)

Production Underway in Utah for Paramount's YELLOWSTONE, Starring Kevin CostnerProduction Underway in Utah for Paramount's YELLOWSTONE, Starring Kevin Costner
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

YELLOWSTONE, the first scripted series greenlit for Paramount Network, executive produced by Weinstein Television, John and Art Linson ('Sons of Anarchy,' 'Fight Club,' 'Heat'), and Kevin Costner, will begin principle photography on location in Utah this month. (more...)

Nick Cartell to Star in LES MISERABLES Tour Launch at PPAC; Cast Announced!Nick Cartell to Star in LES MISERABLES Tour Launch at PPAC; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced.  (more...)

Patty Jenkins and Antoine Fuqua Join Lexus Short Films Season 4 Selection CommitteePatty Jenkins and Antoine Fuqua Join Lexus Short Films Season 4 Selection Committee
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

After an exciting launch in June at Tokyo Short Shorts for Season 4 of Lexus Short Films, Lexus International and The Weinstein Company have now announced Patty Jenkins, best known for directing Warner Bros. and DC Comics Wonder Woman and her debut feature Monster, and Antoine Fuqua, best known for directing the films The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer and Training Day, to join Taylor Sheridan for the film program's selection committee. (more...)

BWW First Person: What A Difference A Transfer Can Make; Looking at the Differences in Shows Between London and New YorkBWW First Person: What A Difference A Transfer Can Make; Looking at the Differences in Shows Between London and New York
by Kerry Breen - Aug 13, 2017

Ever wonder how your favorite show looks on the other side of the Atlantic? Sometimes a show is exactly the same - and sometimes, the changes can make it nearly unrecognizable. It's no secret that productions cross the Atlantic all the time - whether they be iconic blockbusters like PHANTOM OF THE OPERA or more recent popular productions such as BEAUTIFUL and KINKY BOOTS. Sometimes, those shows end up almost exactly the same in their new home, with only the most minute changes; others appear to be entirely new pieces. The casts may change; staging may vary. Sometimes certain turns of phrase are edited or altered to make more sense, geographically or in terms of local slang. (more...)

Nick Cartell, Josh Davis, Melissa Mitchell, Phoenix Best, Joshua Grosso and Jillian Butler to Headline LES MISERABLES on TourNick Cartell, Josh Davis, Melissa Mitchell, Phoenix Best, Joshua Grosso and Jillian Butler to Headline LES MISERABLES on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

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. (more...)

Playhouse Square 56th Season to Include THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPlayhouse Square 56th Season to Include THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2017-18 season at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square with a Fall Repertory that features the soaring musical epic in its Midwest premiere, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Shakespeare's magical comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Plays Downtown This FallPhoto Flash: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Plays Downtown This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

For two weeks only, Theatrical Outfit proudly presents our third-year-in-a-row co-production with Lawrenceville's Aurora Theatre, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, based on Victor Hugo's novel and songs from the hit Disney film that asks: "What makes a monster, and what makes a man?" (more...)

Kimmel Center Announces New Events for the 2017-18 SeasonKimmel Center Announces New Events for the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces over 20 newly booked events to accompany the already-announced 2017-18 season. Highlights include internationally-acclaimed stars of rock, comedy, dance, and even politics as well as Tony Award-nominated Broadway titles. Tickets for these shows are on sale now to Kimmel Center members and will be available to the general public on September 9. Membership starts at $75 and guarantees access to the best seats.  The below shows are in addition to the previously announced lineup including over 40 shows. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in the Nashville Area (8/4/17)Upcoming Auditions in the Nashville Area (8/4/17)
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 4, 2017

Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come to the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Encores Summer of Fun with August ProgrammingAurora Theatre Encores Summer of Fun with August Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The new school year is right around the corner but that doesn't mean summer fun is ending! Aurora Theatre welcomes guests to enjoy a variety of special programs during the last few weeks of the season. (more...)

Upper Darby Summer Stage presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEUpper Darby Summer Stage presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

???????The Philadelphia regional premiere of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' has received rave reviews. And it's not too late to experience the production the Philadelphia Inquirer called 'nothing short of miraculous.' (more...)

A Few Days more! Tickets on Sale This Friday for LES MISERABLES in ChicagoA Few Days more! Tickets on Sale This Friday for LES MISERABLES in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the return of LES MISERABLES go on sale to the general public Friday, August 4, 2017. LES MISERABLES plays Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited three-week engagement October 11-29, 2017. (more...)

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