Les Miserables

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo

Valjean, an escaped convict, was wrongly imprisoned but is pursued by his nemesis, the policeman Javert.

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by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2019
Today's top stories: Andrew Garfield will lead the film adaptation of tick, tick...Boom! directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda!
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Broadway Records today announced that A Never-Ending Line (A Female Song Cycle) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, November 22, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Broadway Records today announced that A Never-Ending Line (A Female Song Cycle) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, November 22, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
With the first phase of its much-anticipated expansion complete, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, the country's youngest LORT B+ theatre, is opening its 2019/20 season with its first commission, a vibrant world premiere by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Daily Mail reporter Baz Bamigboye has reported that a staged concert of Les Misérables starring Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and Matt Lucas Will Be Broadcast Live In UK/Ireland Cinemas on Dec2nd. Tickets go on sale Nov 4th via http://www.lemisconcert.com 
by Marianka Swain - Oct 31, 2019
Musical theatre leading man Hayden Tee recently starred as Miss Trunchbull in the West End production of Matilda - for which he is nominated for a BroadwayWorld UK Award! - and he's also produced new album Face to Face. It features songs from shows like Matilda, Les Misérables, 1776 and more, and fans can catch it on tour soon.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Broadway's Donna Vivino Stars in Bristol Riverside Theatre production of  the Tony award winning musical, 'Next To Normal.'  
by Blair Howell - Nov 9, 2019
Popular musical theater actor Ellora Lattin makes her concert debut Monday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Lattin's performance, 'Ellora Lattin in Concert,' is part of the Covey Center's Excellence in the Community series.
by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2019
'Les Miserables' premiered at the Teresa Carreño Theater in Caracas, the country's biggest theatre.
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 8, 2019
By special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), Broadway Youth Cebu restages Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Les Miserables for one last time.
by Broadwaysted - Nov 8, 2019
This week, the Broadwaysted Crew is thrilled to be sitting down and chatting with the incredible Melissa Errico! We're pouring out Milagro Tequila as Melissa spills about the production of My Fair Lady she starred in, her amazing experiences performing internationally, and her early beginnings professionally as the first major replacement in a little show called Les Miserables.
by Noelle Hannibal - Nov 7, 2019
The Segal Centre has another hit on it's hands with the North American Premiere of the pop/rock musical, MYTHIC. Directed by Brian Hill, this energetic production has already been extended through November 24, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
ScoBar Entertainmentpresents PIANO BAR LIVE! for an open-ended run at Brandy's Piano Bar on the Upper East Side. Joining Piano Bar Maestro, MICHAEL McASSEY at the keys, will be a veritable Who's Who of Cabaret and Broadway! PIANO BAR LIVE! is an interactive, live-streaming Piano Bar experience. THERE IS NO COVER CHARGE for PIANO BAR LIVE! but there is a two drink minimum.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
For one night only join Austria's greatest glam pop vocalist along with Australia's queen of cabaret in an evening to remember.  Eurovision legend Conchita Wurst returns to Australia with dear friend Trevor Ashley for an evening of musical magic.  Joined by conductor Michael Tyack and a 40-piece symphony orchestra, they will perform their greatest hits, alone and together, in Sydney as part of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras at the State Theatre on Thursday 27 February and in Melbourne at Hamer Hall on Friday 28 February. Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke will also make a special appearance at both concerts.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Full casting and creative team is today announced for 'Reputation', a new musical by Alick Glass, set in the 1930s and celebrating the glorious sounds and musical rhythms of that era, which will get its world premiere at The Other Palace Studio from Tuesday 5 - Thursday 14 November.
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Nov 6, 2019
I had the privilege of interviewing Robin de Levita, mastermind of the 360 StageAround technology, about coming to Japan and why he felt it was important to create a new live theater experience for the world. The most inspiring thing he told me was that Arts Education deserves support and respect from the government. The impact of theater on our youth is huge! 'When kids come to the theater, their phones are switched off. The lights go down. The performance is life and alive. The impact is huge.' The Japanese cast will take over West Side Story in 3 Seasons, starting from November 6th, 2019 and running through January 13th, 2020. This article gives you all the links, and a youtube video!
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Broadway Records announced today that Marty Thomas: Slow Dancing With a Boy will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, December 6, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
The Palace Theater in partnership with Fox 61 and the United Way of Greater Waterbury are working together to help those in need this winter and are asking for your donation of  new or gently used winter outerwear now through November 17.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Broadway Records announced today that Marty Thomas: Slow Dancing With a Boy will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, December 6, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Nova Scotia's 'Jukebox Hero', award-winning singer/actor Geordie Brown, will return to his hometown stage in his first solo concert in 2 years. Brown will take the stage Friday, March 27, 2020 in a special one-night-only concert at Nova Scotia's largest soft-seat performance venue, the Rebecca Cohn auditorium.
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
There has been a lot of news this past month regarding stage-to-screen adaptations! It was confirmed that Idina Menzel will play Evelyn, the evil stepmother, in the live-action Cinderella film starring Camila Cabello. Ariana Debose has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's Netflix adaptation of the The Prom. In other Netflix news, it was announced that Andrew Garfield will star in the Lin-Manuel Miranda directed Netflix adaptation of tick, tick...BOOM!  
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
The Walnut Street Theatre continues its 2019-20 Independence Studio on 3 season with O. Henry's classic tale, THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI. Directed by Jesse Bernstein, the production begins previews on November 12, opens November 21, and continues through December 22.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2019
Today's top stories: Ian McKellen brings his one man show to Broadway for one night only, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Amas Musical Theatre, (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) presents a developmental reading at the Dare to be Different Festival of Windywoo and Her Naughty Naughty Pets, The Musical, by Wendy Ann Gardner. This new musical based on the popular Naughty Naughty Pets franchise featured on Cartoon Network, with books published by Disney's Hyperion Books for Children features an award-winning cast.
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
For one night only, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular sell-out staged concert version of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical, Les Misérables a?' The Staged Concert will be broadcast live in cinemas across North America on Monday, December 2 from the Gielgud Theatre in London, with encore screenings taking place on Sunday, December 8.
by Timothy Shawver - Nov 2, 2019
The first clue that ANASTASIA was going to be different than what I expected was a note on the title page reading, “Inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Pictures.” Plural? A savvy journalist, I quickly asked Siri to bring up the imdb page for “Anastasia”. Turns out Fox made ANASTASIA twice, the 1997 animated off-brand Disney princess movie and a 1957 film that scored Ingrid Bergman's second Oscar and marked Helen Hayes' transition to the big screen. And it turns out the musical version has more in common with LES MISERABLES and RAGTIME than BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Gone is the hell-wizard Rasputin, his talking fruit bat sidekick, and the singing demon caterpillars. At intermission, I asked my third grade niece, Adalyn, how she was liking it. “It's awesome…it's real people, like no Beast or anything. No animals.” We decide that Disney staged musicals are great but more it's more impressive when you can achieve the magic without a story that departs from reality. ANASTASIA is historical fiction hypothetical. It poses a “what if…?” that a daughter of the last czar of Russia (The Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna) escaped when the czar's family was executed in 1918. Rumors persisted for decades that Anastasia did, in fact, escape. In 2007, DNA testing confirmed the remains of all four Grand Duchesses were in the Imperial grave. In this version, Terrence McNalley's book follows Anastasia's rediscovery of her identity after surviving the attack on her family and sustaining some plot enabling amnesia. Renamed “Anya” she grows up and makes a life in post-Revolution Russia. Anastasia's grandmother, the Dowager Empress (in a staggeringly moving performance by Joy Franz) has fled to France and offered a cash reward for anyone escorting the rumored alive Anastasia to Paris. The wily duo Vlad (Edward Staudenmayer) and Dmitry (Jake Levy) pull a My Fair Lady style makeover on Anya to collect the Dowager's prize. They are pursued by Gleb (Jason Michael Evans). A Soviet officer drawn to Anya romantically but tasked with finding and eliminating the last Romanov. Anya's memory becomes somewhat coaxed back, but the Dowager has stopped seeing Anastasia claimants after too much heart-break from countless frauds. It sounds dark, but with high-tech digital scenery and inspired performances across the cast it is delightful. Stephen Flaherty (Music) and Lynn Ahrens (Lyrics), responsible for bringing us RAGTIME, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, LUCKY STIFF, as well as the Oscar nominated songs carried over from the animated film. ANASTASIA is a perfect context for this pair. “Stay, I Pray You” (my favorite song of the evening) is evocative of RAGTIME's “New Music”. The two songs literally race my heart in a strangely specific way. My real test of a National Tour at Gammage is how fast I get the music playing in my car on the way home. At ANASTASIA I was already finding, “Stay, I Pray You” walking through the parking lot. The rest of the score is similarly haunting. Lila Coogan, as Anya/Anastasia, powers through the score with nuance, clarity, and passion. Tari Kelly, as Countess Lily, and Stadenmayer (Vlad) were Adalyn's favorite performances and I have to agree. This incredibly gifted pair take the “triple threat” designation (singer, dancer, actor) and go quadruple with the addition of flawless comic timing. The choreography by Peggy Hickey is masterful. It somehow combines inventive and traditional throughout and the ten-minute slice of “Swan Lake” infused into “Quartet at the Ballet” is the highlight of the second act. It's a fun-size version that gets an under-represented art form onto the plate. This kind of trope often means the plot putting the plot on hold. But here, it is the connective tissue between Anya, Dmitry, the Dowager, and Gleb as they each bring us up to speed heading into the show's climax. Ultimately, the show's success comes from applying a higher artistic standard to the “previously-animated-film-now-theatrically-staged” genre. It cashes in on the name draw of the 1997 film then gives the viewer something much more enriched than what they think they are coming to see.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2019
Recently, Gaten Matarazzo of Stranger Things fame visited Oklahoma! He posed with the cast backstage after the show.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2019
Andrew Lloyd Webber's renowned CATS is making its grand foray into the National Theatre from January 17-25. Join in on the junkyard antics as the talented Young Australian Broadway Chorus get set to wow audiences yet again, having won hearts and rave reviews in the past.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
A holiday in the country turns deadlya?"and hilariousa?"in the concert premiere of Ed Dixon's Whodunit...The Musical. Directed by Peter Flynn (Smart Blonde, Curvy Widow), the whip-smart musical comedy with a touch of mayhem will play one night only at The Green Room 42 (Yotel NYC, 570 10th Ave. at 42nd St.) on Wednesday, November 20 at 7pm. Tickets, priced from $20, are available online at https://thegreenroom42.poptix.com.
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Tickets are on sale now for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular sell-out staged concert version of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical Les Misérables a?" The Staged Concert, coming to US cinemas, on Sunday, December 8 & Wednesday, December 11 from the Gielgud Theatre in London. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
On Monday, November 18th, LGBTQIA+ stars from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and television will come together in support of The Fund for College Auditions (TFCA) at The Secret Room as part of the Hidden Cabaret series. The evening will be headlined by Andy Mientus (Les Miserables, Spring Awakening, Smash), Anastacia McCleskey (The Secret Life of Bees, Waitress), John-Michael Lyles (A Strange Loop) with Host and Musical Director, Joel Waggoner (Be More Chill, School of Rock).
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2019
Today's top stories: Hadestown, Beetlejuice, Tina, and Ain't Too Proud will perform on the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
With words and music by Bobby Cronin and additional material by his Mary and Max collaborator Crystal Skillman, Concrete Jungle, a contemporary take on Cyrano de Bergerac, tells the story of love in the catfishing age where you can be different online versus a?oein real life.a?? The romantic musical comedy asks 'Why is the truth so hard to face and even harder to tell?'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Bauer Media (home to Magic Radio) is set to launch another unique radio station which seeks to tap into UK audience's increasing love of musicals - 'Magic at the Musicals'.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Syracuse Stage rings in the holiday season with the family musical a?oeDisney's Beauty and the Beast,a?? directed by Donna Drake and choreographed by Anthony Salatino with musical direction by Brian Cimmet. Preview performances begin Nov. 22. Opening night is Nov. 29, with performances scheduled through Jan. 5. Excellent seats remain for many performances and are available through the Box Office (315-443-3275) and at www.SyracuseStage.org.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
The holiday season is in full swing at the National Philharmonic with a?oeHoliday Singin' Popsa?? on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. Guest conductor and local Washington talent Luke Frazier will lead the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale, as well as Broadway stars and international talents Ali Ewoldt (Phantom of the Opera); Hilary Morrow (Birdland Jazz Club); Kevin Rose, international vocalist; and Addalie Burns, an eight-year-old tap dancer, in an evening of holiday hits.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Actor and comedian Jim O'Heir from NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation makes a special pre-filmed video appearance this weekend at the world premiere of Hell on Earth: A New Musical (About Middle School). The Young Actors' Theatre Camp Founding Directors, Shawn Ryan and John Ainsworth, present their brand new musical starring 20 Bay Area teens at The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts this weekend (November 15, 16, and 17).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Two-time Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone has donated a portion from her personal archive to Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Celia Keenan-Bolger is being celebrated in her hometown of Detroit!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Les Misérables a?" The Staged Concert will be shown in cinemas across North America on Sunday December 8 & Wednesday, December 11 from the Gielgud Theatre in London.
by Stefani Chudnow - Nov 13, 2019
Until November 17th, you can witness the pure artistry that is Les Misérables at Wharton Center. Les Misérables made its English-language debut in 1985's West End production. It soon made its way to Broadway in 1987, where it claimed eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. To say it's a worldwide phenomenon is an understatement.
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.
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Sex Education is about Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield), a socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex therapist mother, Jean (Gillian Anderson). In season 1 Otis and friend Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) set-up a sex clinic at school to capitalize on his intuitive talent for sex advice...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Broadway Records will soon release Marty Thomas: Slow Dancing With a Boy- available digitally and in stores on Friday, December 6, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) is presenting the 2019 Catalyst for Change Awards Benefit and Awards Gala on Monday, November 4 at Edison Ballroom, 240 W. 47th Street in New York at 6:00 pm. Please visit www.cacf.org for tickets and more information.
by Stage Tube - Nov 1, 2019
Gaten Matarazzo talks about doing morning announcements his senior year of high school, admits he has no idea what Stranger Things 4's teaser means for the new season and duets 'The NeverEnding Story' theme with Jimmy like the scene from Season 3 of Stranger Things.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway cast twice monthly. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida, Footloose, Dance Captain Dance Attack web series) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
WHO IS JAMES K. POLK? - a new play by Kevin J. Alcock - will be performed on Sunday, November 24 at 7pm at the Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack, NY. Directed by Anne Connolly and starring Neal Mayer (LES MISERABLES on Broadway, American Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME), this one-person show focuses on the 11th President of the United States, James K. Polk.
by - Nov 1, 2019
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for November, 2019.