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Cameron Mackintosh announced today that four of this generation’s most talented and dynamic musical theater performers have joined the cast of his acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award®-winning musical masterpiece Les MISÉRABLES, which returns to Broadway beginning Saturday, March 1 at the Imperial Theatre. Joining the cast of the new Les Mis are Ramin Karimloo (West End and current acclaimed Toronto star of Les MISÉRABLES, and The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies in London) as "Jean Valjean;" Will Swenson (Tony Award®-nominated star of Broadway’s Hair and Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as "Javert;" Caissie Levy (West End and Broadway star of Ghost and Hair and "Elphaba" in Broadway’s Wicked) as "Fantine" and Nikki M. James (Tony »
- Pietro Filipponi
The West End revival of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s Miss Saigon has broken box office records on its first day of ticket sales. It took more than £4.4 million yesterday which beat the previous West End record set by monster hit The Book of Mormon which could only manage £2.1 million.
Producer Cameron Mackintosh said of the record:
“I’m bowled over with today’s box office take. It’s staggering, today’s response is completely overwhelming.”
Miss Saigon, based on the opera Madame Butterfly, tells the story of a marriage between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl. This production will be a complete re-imagining of the classic musical with a grittier look at the designs and operations involved. It will also feature a brand new song “Maybe” for the character of Ellen which English speaking audiences will be hearing for the first time.
The original production, directed »
- Victoria Bull
Now that the excitement surrounding Lee Daniels’ The Butler has settled down, and the dramatic edge-of-your-seat twists and turns of the title-change saga has finally come to a close, just what is Lee Daniels going to do next?
Well, in keeping with our current understanding of temporal reality, he will attempt to make a biopic about Janis Joplin starring Amy Adams, supposedly concerning itself with a single day in the blues singer’s famously tempestuous life. Hopefully Warner Bros. doesn’t try and mess up that project too, forcing the director to name the film Lee Daniels’ Janis Joplin, or something like that.
Actually, scratch that – whoever owns the rights to Janis Joplin, please insist that Lee Daniels calls his film Lee Daniels’ Janis Joplin, and that the official soundtrack be called Lee Daniels’ Janis Joplin’s Janis Joplin: The Official Soundtrack’s Official Soundtrack. Please.
But what comes after that? »
- Rob Batchelor
The importance of music education was celebrated as Melissa Etheridge, Trey Songz, Joshua Bell, Les Miserables creators Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Ashford & Simpson were honored at the New York Chapter Recording Academy Honors. The event -- a benefit raising money for the chapter’s ongoing advocacy and educational programs -- was attended by Island Def Jam Music Group President Steve Bartels, media entrepreneur Kevin Liles, Img Founder Charles Hamlen, Les Miserables stars Samantha Barks and Aaron Tveit, American Idol band leader Ray Chew, Grammy winner Michael Bolton and Recording Academy President Neil Portnow, who hammered home the importance
- Michele Amabile Angermiller
Producer Cameron Mackintosh has revealed that his next project will be the revival and ‘retelling’ of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s Miss Saigon. The musical first premiered in the West End on 20th September 1989 at Theatre Royal, and after a whooping 4000 performances, it closed in 1999, remaining as a cult favourite touring around the world.
The version that will return to the West End in May 2014 will be based on the newest production, Mackintosh has said. It will also include the feature of a new song called Maybe, sung by the character Ellen. It will be the first time that English audiences will hear the song.
Mackintosh spoke about his latest project, and said that Miss Saigon has always been a fan favourite:
“These requests are not only from a public who remembers seeing it originally but from a generation of new audiences who were too young (or not even »
- Lucy Cave
There's nothing like a huge, Oscar-winning film to get a famous musical back on people's minds. "Les Miserables" is returning to Broadway for the first time in 11 years starting in March 2014.
The return will feature a revised production of the hit play, although it is not yet clear what changes might be made to the original, Tony-winning production. When it first arrived in New York City in 1990, "Les Miserables" played for a successful 13 years, only leaving its home at the Imperial Theatre in 2003.
"This magnificent theater has the perfect blend of scale and intimacy for a story like 'Les Miserables,' and I can't wait to put together a brilliant company to bring this great musical to new generations of Broadway audiences," the show's producer, Cameron Mackintosh, said in a statement.
Les Misérables is returning to its New York home 11 years after its historic Broadway run. In March 2014, a revised production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical will debut at New York’s Imperial Theatre, the same stage where the original show ran for 13 years until 2003. (A short-lived revival ran for 14 months at the Broadhurst Theatre beginning in November 2006.) “This magnificent theater has the perfect blend of scale and intimacy for a story like Les Misérables, and I can’t wait to put together a brilliant company to bring this great musical to new generations of Broadway audiences, »
- Jeff Labrecque
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“Les Misérables,” which comes to Blu-ray and DVD combo pack on March 22, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks and Daniel Huttlestone from director Tom Hooper and writers William Nicholson and Alain Boublil.
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Cinelinx sings the song of angry men with the fantastic new Les Miserables Blu-ray!
In 19th century France, an ex-prisoner named Valjean (Hugh Jackman) finds his purpose in life when he agrees to care for the daughter of a factory worker (Anne Hathaway). Also stars Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and the musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg.
Directed by Tom Hooper
This phenomenal adaptation of the beloved musical manages to surpass expectations on every level. From the incredible set design, to the outstanding performances, to the stirring renditions of the songs fans have come to love, Les Miserables is everything you could ask for in a movie musical.
I do not consider myself a fan of musicals in general; I find most are unable to deliver both acting and musical performances worth noting. I do admit to »
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The sweeping and spectacular musical extravaganza Les MISÉRABLES has been seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries around the globe. Now the motion picture adaptation that grossed more than $340 million worldwide arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on March 22, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Critically acclaimed and star-studded, Les MISÉRABLES is a stunningly realized interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale of broken dreams, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the endurance of the human spirit.
Hugh Jackman, Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway star in this critically acclaimed adaptation of the epic musical phenomenon. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells the story of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean (Jackman), hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe), after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. »
- Michelle McCue
Based on the bestselling book from author and Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, this timeless story about friendship and family is narrated by Simon Pegg (Ice Age: Continental Drift). The all-star voice cast features Gillian Anderson (Johnny English Reborn) as the kind-hearted Witch and Rob Brydon (The Gruffalo) as her loyal companion Cat. Cat is joined by Bird (Sally Hawkins; Great Expectations), along with the very enthusiastic Dog (Martin Clunes; Doc Martin) and Frog (David Walliams (Little Britain) to help scare away a large, hungry Dragon (Timothy Spall; Harry Potter).
Bring home Les MISÉRABLES, the unmissable film adaptation of the beloved global musical sensation, when it comes to DVD, Blu-ray on 13th May. Pre-order your copy now: http://j. »
Last night the stars gathered at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California for the biggest night in the film calendar as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the 85th Academy Awards. Going into the ceremony, it was Steven Spielberg's Lincoln which led the field with 12 nominations, but the big winner on the night was Ben Affleck's Argo, which claimed the coveted Best Picture award, as well as Best Film Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay.
With Affleck out of consideration for Best Director, it was Ang Lee who took home that award, with Life of Pi going on to claim a further three Oscars (the most of any film this year) - Best Music (Original Score), Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects. As expected, Daniel Day-Lewis claimed Best Actor for his role in Lincoln (which also claimed Best Production Design), becoming the first person in history »
- Flickering Myth
Just like Anne Hathaway winning Best Supporting Actress at the 85th Academy Awards, Adele was a shoe-in for Best Original Song. She still seemed surprised to win when she took the stage alongside Paul Epworth, though.
"Thank you so much. This is amazing," she said, coming close to tears as she listed off the many people she had to thank. "And my man, I love you, baby."
Adele left time for Epworth to give his thanks as well, but she couldn't resist tossing in a nod to all the other prestigious actors, directors and even songwriters in the Dolby Theatre there with them. "You're all amazing as well," she said as a farewell.
Also nominated for Best Song were J. Ralph for "Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice," Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane for "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from "Ted," Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri from "Life of Pi" and Claude-Michel Schonberg, »
Ang Lee - Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg - Lincoln
Best Actor In A Leading Role:
Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln
Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
Best Actress In A Leading Role:
Quvenzhané Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Actor In A Supporting Role:
In the film directed by Tom Hooper, Hathaway plays a young mother, Fantine, who loses her job in a factory and struggles to find money to support her daughter. The film is based on the musical of the same name by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, which in turn based on Les Miserables, the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo.
- Anita Agarwal
Here is the complete winners list for the 2013 Academy Awards:
*Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Photos: Oscars 2013 Red Carpet
Best Supporting Actor:
It’s the biggest night in Hollywoodland and we’re along for the crazy, caffeine-fueled night. Whether it’ll be Lincoln’s night or a wider net of awards there’ll be plenty to talk about for weeks to come.
If you’re on Twitter then follow us tweet the night away over at @heyuguys and you can keep abreast of all the winners as they are announced right here.
Ang Lee’s Life of Pi took home the most awards, with four statues to its name for Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects.
Ben Affleck’s Argo and Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables were next, taking three apiece. Affleck’s third feature took the most coveted award of the evening, very much deservedly winning him, George Clooney, and Grant Heslov the Best Picture award, as well as taking home the Best Film Editing and »
- Jon Lyus
The Oscars took place on Sunday with "Argo" ending up being the big winner of the night, despite the fact that Ben Affleck wasn't even nominated for Best Director. The film also won for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) and Best Editing. "Lincoln" was nominated for twelve Oscars, but ended up winning only two, including Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Production Design. Quentin Tarantino got an Oscar for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) for "Django Unchained." Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor award for the same movie. Check out the full list of nominees and winners (marked in red) below. And let us know if you think the academy got it right. Best Picture: * Argo * Amour * Beasts of the Southern Wild * Django Unchained * Les Miserables * Life of Pi * Lincoln * Silver Linings Playbook * Zero Dark Thirty Directing: * Ang Lee (Life of Pi) * Michael Haneke (Amour) * Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild »
It’s the biggest night of the year for Hollywood — the 85th Annual Academy Awards! HollywoodLife.com has the live stream from the Red Carpet, and we’ll stream the entire ceremony as well! Look below for video.
See which stars are wearing what, whose showing sideboob and who ends up on our best and worst dressed lists. Hear from celebs such as Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Kristen Stewart and more as they make their way down the red carpet to Hollywood’s Dolby Theater for the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24! Click below to watch the live stream video.
Watch: Oscars Live Stream Video Full List Of Nominees:
Best Actor In A Leading Role:
Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Best Actor In A Supporting Role:
- Christopher Rogers
Just as viewers seemed divided over Seth MacFarlane’s hosting of this year’s Oscars, so Academy voters were split over the films themselves. Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Amour, Lincoln, and Silver Linings Playbook all scored major awards, with Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Day-Lewis winning the top acting Oscars. But Life of Pi director Ang Lee took home the Best Director prize while Argo won Best Picture. You can check out the full list of winners below.
- Clark Collis
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