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LES MISERABLES Breaks UK Box Office Records
by Movies News Desk - January 16, 2013

According to whatsonstage.com the blockbuster film LES MISERABLES has surpased 'Mamma Mia!' as the biggest ever opening weekend for a movie musical in the UK. The film, which just picked up a Golden Globe Award for Best Film, brought in a record-breaking three day total of £8.13 million, beating Mamma Mia's record of £5.2 million in 2008. (more...)
LES MISERABLES: Exposition of Christian Virtues at Its Core
by Oliver Oliveros - January 16, 2013

"To love another person is to see the face of God" - Colm Wilkinson's Bishop Myriel of Digne and Anne Hathaway's Fantine, together with Hugh Jackman's Jean Valjean, sung those arguably the most indelible lyrics by tail end in the Tom Hooper-helmed musical motion picture, "Les Miserables," a faithful film adaptation based on the 1987 Tony Award-winning musical, written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil, and Herbert Kretzmer, which in turn was inspired by the French historical novel of the same name, published in 1862, by Victor Hugo, a well-known French Romantic poet and novelist who had evident antipathy toward the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church; but, interestingly, had high regard for the Church's doctrines. (more...)
BWW Blog: Natalie Toro - I Hear You Wanna Know What I Thought Of Les Miserables?BWW Blog: Natalie Toro - I Hear You Wanna Know What I Thought Of Les Miserables?
by Guest Blogger: Natalie Toro - January 14, 2013

So many people have been emailing me and asking me what I thought of the movie? I have not answered most because I wanted to sit with my "feelings" and make sure that what I thought came from the "right" place. But is there ever a right place when you give an opinion of a show or of some else's work? I mean who the hell am I? Is it a coincidence that I am blogging this month? Do I sit here and give my blah opinion written in black and white forever or do I slash its throat at the helm and let it all hang out? I have certainly gotten my share of evil black and white reviews, some so rotten that it felt like the critic had a personal vendetta against me. Did I deserve it? Well, it's a matter of opinion. (more...)
LES MIS Wins Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2013

LES MISERABLES, Tom Hooper's sweeping epic adaptation of the iconic musical, is the recipient of this year's Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. (more...)
Hugh Jackman Wins Golden Globe for Best Actor in LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2013

Hugh Jackman was the recipient of this year's Golden Globe award for Best Actor, Musical or Comedy for his role as ‘Jean Valjean' in Tom Hooper's adaptation of LES MISERABLES. (more...)
Anne Hathaway Wins Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2013

Anne Hathaway is the recipient of this year's Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as ‘Fantine' in Tom Hooper's adaptation of LES MISERABLES. (more...)
LES MISERABLES: The View From The Original London CastLES MISERABLES: The View From The Original London Cast
by Guest Blogger: Rebecca Caine - January 13, 2013

Rebecca Caine, who created the role of Cosette, gives her thoughts on the media hype around the new movie...and looks back on the birth of the hit musical (more...)
LES MISERABLES: Do You Hear The People Sing? Yes, And I Wish I Couldn'tLES MISERABLES: Do You Hear The People Sing? Yes, And I Wish I Couldn't
by Carrie Dunn - January 12, 2013

UK editor-in-chief Carrie Dunn writes about the 'singalongers' ruining the Les Mis cinema experience... (more...)
LES MISERABLES Surpasses $200M Worldwide; UK Opening Breaks Box Office Records
by Movies News Desk - January 12, 2013

Tom Hooper's Academy Award-nominated big screen adaptation of LES MISERABLES has now officially surpassed the $200 million mark worldwide, as of its Friday, January 11, overseas openings, according to Deadline.com. (more...)
LES MISERABLES: Why The Cameos Were Such A Treat!LES MISERABLES: Why The Cameos Were Such A Treat!
by Carrie Dunn - January 12, 2013

We all knew about the Les Mis alumni that would appear in the movie - but who made the most impact on you? (more...)
LES MISERABLES: Another View From The UK!LES MISERABLES: Another View From The UK!
by Kaite Welsh - January 11, 2013

Kaite Welsh is critical of two of the movie's big stars but recommends it none the less. (more...)
LES MISERABLES: The View From The UK!LES MISERABLES: The View From The UK!
by BWW - January 11, 2013

Fan and theatre director Amy Hanson gives her verdict... (more...)
LES MISERABLES On General Release In UK Cinemas Today!LES MISERABLES On General Release In UK Cinemas Today!
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2013

After all the waiting, the day is here - Les Miserables is on general release in UK cinemas today! (more...)
Hugh Jackman Reacts to LES MIS Oscar NominationHugh Jackman Reacts to LES MIS Oscar Nomination
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2013

Jackman said in a statement: 'I hadn't planned to listen live to the announcements, but when I got into the car this morning to go to work, the driver had the nominations streaming as they were being broadcast. To be honest, it's very exciting but all a bit surreal, and it hasn't fully sunk in yet. This is a brilliant awards year that has been defined by an eclectic list of stories that have been told by incredibly talented and courageous filmmakers, and it's an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as the other nominees in the Best Actor category.' (more...)
Anne Hathaway Reacts to LES MIS Oscar Nomination
by Movies News Desk - January 10, 2013

The film that theatre fans have been watching out for, LES MISERABLES received 7 Oscar nominations this morning, including one for Anne Hathaway as Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The actress, whose mother portrayed Fantine in a touring production of the musical reacted to news of the nomination this morning. (more...)
LES MISERABLES Film Soundtrack Hits #1 on Charts!
by BWW News Desk - January 9, 2013

According to MTV News, 'Les Miserables: Highlights from the Motion Picture' has now reached #1, hitting 92,000 in sales. The musical's album beat out Mumford & Sons' 'Babel,' Taylor Swift's 'Red,' Phillip Phillips' 'The World From the Side of the Moon,' and One Direction's 'Take Me Home.' (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Brian d'Arcy James Sings LES MISERABLES' 'Bring Him Home'STAGE TUBE: Brian d'Arcy James Sings LES MISERABLES' 'Bring Him Home'
by Stage Tube - January 8, 2013

Brian d'Arcy James sang "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables at the Passionists' 160th Anniversary Celebration. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: 'I Dreamed A Dream On' LES MIS/Aerosmith Piano MashupSTAGE TUBE: 'I Dreamed A Dream On' LES MIS/Aerosmith Piano Mashup
by Stage Tube - January 8, 2013

If you can't get enough of Les Miserables, here's a fun listen! Scott Bradlee, the music director at Sleep No More, recorded a mashup of Les Mis' 'I Dreamed A Dream' and 'Dream On' by Aerosmith in light of Tom Hooper's film adaptation of the musical hitting theaters last month. Watch and listen below! (more...)
LES MIS Surpasses $100M at Box Office; TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D Takes Weekend
by Movies News Desk - January 6, 2013

Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of LES MISERABLES has now officially surpassed the $100 million mark this weekend (Jan. 4-6). It is now the seventh most-profitable musical since 1974. TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D claimed the weekend box office with $23 million, LES MIS placed at number four. (more...)
Photo Flash: LES MISERABLES Told Through Emoticons!Photo Flash: LES MISERABLES Told Through Emoticons!
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2013

While some would consider the plot of the classic musical complex, it's been proven to be simple enough to be told through modern technology's cutest form of communication- emoticons. Try to follow along with the picture, which is currently going viral on Facebook and Twitter, below! (more...)
LES MISERABLES Film Soundtrack Reaches #2 on Billboard 200 Chart!
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2013

According to Billboard.com, Les Miserables: Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack has now hit #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, topped only by Taylor Swift's Red album. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Family Sheds Many Tears After Seeing LES MISERABLES MovieSTAGE TUBE: Family Sheds Many Tears After Seeing LES MISERABLES Movie
by Stage Tube - January 2, 2013

Fans of the musical everywhere are leaving movie theatres pleased, including the ones featured in the viral video below. Check out what they had to say about the film below! (more...)
Lea Salonga 'Highly Recommends' LES MISERABLES Film- Her Full Review!Lea Salonga 'Highly Recommends' LES MISERABLES Film- Her Full Review!
by BWW News Desk - January 2, 2013

Lea Salonga, who starred in the original stage production as 'Eponine' and the 2006 revival as 'Fantine' wrote the following review on the new film for Inquirer. Check it out below! (more...)
ITV1 Shows The LES MISERABLES MOVIE SPECIALITV1 Shows The LES MISERABLES MOVIE SPECIAL
by BWW News Desk - January 1, 2013

Presented by Michael Ball and Emma Willis, it's billed as an in-depth look at the creation of the new film of Les Miserables including behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with the cast. (more...)
LES MISERABLES Film Soundtrack Hits #1 on iTunes and Amazon
by BWW News Desk - January 1, 2013

Do you hear the people sing? According to reports, tens of thousands have this week, as the Les Miserables: Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack has now hit #1 on both Amazon and on iTunes. (more...)

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