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Young Cosette, Eponine & Gavroche Roles Cast in the New Broadway Production of Les MISÉRABLES

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece Les MISÉRABLES will begin shows in New York City this Spring. Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les MISÉRABLES sweeps its audience through an epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption, against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution. This enthralling story is a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Les MISÉRABLES stars Ramin Karimloo as "Jean Valjean," Will Swenson as "Javert," Caissie Levy as "Fantine," Nikki M. James as "Eponine," Andy Mientus as "Marius," Charlotte Maltby as "Cosette," Kyle Scatliffe as "Enjolras," Cliff Saunders as "Thenardiers," and Keala Settle...
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Les MISÉRABLES Veteran Colm Wilkinson Joined the Revival Cast for a Special Performance in Toronto

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece Les MISÉRABLES. Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les MISÉRABLES sweeps its audience through an epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption, against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution. This enthralling story is a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Les MISÉRABLES stars Ramin Karimloo as "Jean Valjean," Will Swenson as "Javert," Caissie Levy as "Fantine," Nikki M. James as "Eponine," Andy Mientus as "Marius," Charlotte Maltby as "Cosette," Kyle Scatliffe as "Enjolras," Cliff Saunders as "Thenardiers," and Keala Settle as "Madame Thenardiers." Colm Wilkinson, who...
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Chicago Cast to Reunite at the 85th Annual Academy Awards

Chicago Cast to Reunite at the 85th Annual Academy Awards
Academy Award winners Ren&#233e Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones will join their Chicago cast mates Richard Gere and Queen Latifah to present together on-stage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

"We are very excited to reunite the stars of Chicago to present on the Oscars, on the 10th anniversary of the movie's win for Best Picture."

Zellweger and Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah received nominations for their performances in the film. Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah were nominated for their supporting roles, Zeta-Jones took home the Oscar that year. Zellweger, who was nominated for her lead performance in the film, has been nominated three times, and won in 2003 for her supporting role in Cold Mountain.

Gere, Queen Latifah, Zellweger and Zeta-Jones join a stellar list of previously announced Oscar presenters including Mark Wahlberg, Ted, and Marvel's The Avengers cast members Robert Downey Jr.,
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Weekend wrap, part two

Let's start with the Gdd folks.

Brian Markinson has joined Twitter. Go follow him. He will be back on The Killing tomorrow (9 pm, AMC), and he says he is done filming Continuum for the season. Spoiler TV has tons of info about the show here. The two-hour pilot airs on Showcase on May 27.

Two new episodes of 10,000 Days with Peter Wingfield have been released. You can watch them on Facebook or at 10kdays.tv.

Duke with Kendall Cross premieres on the Hallmark channel tonight at 8 pm and airs again at 10 pm. Here is the synopsis:

Marine Sergeant Terry Pulaski, a once proud man, is now a broken shell of himself having returned from Iraq with both Ptsd and a disabling injury. Terry struggles to be a good father and husband, but his challenges leave him feeling like a burden to his wife and daughter. With his dog, Duke, in tow,
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Making Something Out of Nothing

There is spectacle and there is theater. Spectacle often works to dress up nothing to make it look like something, whereas theater, true theater, can take nothing and magically transform it into something. The 39 Steps is unquestionably theater as its cast of four plays fifty, changing worlds and characters with the use of hats, costumes, flashlights, shadows, and welcomed suspension of disbelief. Nearly a year after its opening, one theater later with another theater to go, this comedy defies gravity as it changes venues and continues to thrive.

I recently revisited this production, having originally seen it shortly after its opening, curious to see how it was holding up. Aside from missing Cliff Saunders, who originated the role of Man #1, this current cast is keeping the spirit alive of a very fun and entertaining piece of theater.

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