Wednesday, August 14, 2019

And What Have The Hong Kong Protesters Adopted As Their Anthem? A Broadway Show Tune by Artsjournal1

“In a video recorded during the airport protest Friday, hundreds of demonstrators can be seen participating in a sit-down and heard singing and clapping to an a cappella version of ‘Do Y…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Phantom of the Opera Star Ben Crawford & Wife Kate Welcome Baby Boy by Andy Lefkowitz

Ben Crawford, standout title star of The Phantom of the Opera, took to Instagram this weekend to announce the birth of a son, Jack Benjamin, with wife Kate Crawford. The couple also have a d…

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Saturday, August 10, 2019
Monday, August 5, 2019

A White Man’s Guide to Riker’s Island by Jk Clarke

            By JK Clarke   Fish-out-of-water incarceration stories are nothing new. From the wrongfully imprisoned (Hugo’s Les Misérables) to the belatedly, unexpectedly indicted (…

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Video: Watch Grammy Nominee Jessie J Belt Out a LES MIZ Classic

With a voice that brings us a world full of happiness,  Grammy nominee Jessie J. posted a cover of the iconic  'On My Own' from Les Misérables. 'For those who don't know. My training is…

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Ramin Karimloo Releases New Album From Now On August 2 by Adam Hetrick

The Anastasia and Les Misérables star performs songs from Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, and The Bridges of Madison County on his latest release.

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Watch Pop Star Jessie J Sing Les Misérables’ ‘On My Own’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The Grammy-nominated singer returns to her musical theatre roots.

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The Friday 5: 5 Broadway Lights...Sort of... by JK

They say the devil is in the details, so this week I'm getting really specific. Some people obsess over costumes.  Others pay close attention wigs. Or furniture (remember that table that ne…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Jessie J's powerful cover of 'On My Own' will make your jaw drop by Sydney Bucksbaum

Are you ready to get the chills? Good, because Jessie J is here to prove why she’s so much more than just a pop singer. The English performer shared a video on Instagram of her covering th…

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Can't Go Back! Samantha Barks Reflects on Her Time in Broadway's Pretty Woman by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Lea Salonga review – musicals star evokes whole new world of stories by John Lewis

Palladium, LondonThe voice of Miss Saigon and Princess Jasmine controls the audience as finely as the vibrato in her expressive vocals Musical-theatre singers are in an odd position: they ne…

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Alison Luff & Mark Evans Join Broadway's Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

Talented stage alums Alison Luff and Mark Evans head back to Broadway on July 23, taking over the lead roles of Jenna and Dr. Pomatter in the hit musical Waitress. They replace Shoshana Bean…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Ariana DeBose Led Revenge Thriller SEASIDE To Release Digitally Next Month

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired Sam Zalutsky's revenge thriller SEASIDE for a digital release on August 20. The film is Zalutsky's second feature film, followi…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Éponine & Cosette cast for Les Mis concert by Robin Johnson

Full casting for the upcoming Les Misérables – The All-Star Staged Concert, the spectacular event set to open at the Gielgud Theatre. The post Éponine & Cosette cast for Les Mis con…

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NEWS: Shan Ako & Lily Kerhoas make their West End theatre debuts in Les Misérables – The Staged Concert

They dreamed a dream of performing in the West End and it has come true for Brit School graduate Shan Ako & the Royal Academy of Music’s Lily Kerhoas as they take on the roles of Eponi…

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NEWS: Final casting announced for Les Misérables – The Staged Concert by Press Releases

As rehearsals begin for Les Misérables – The Staged Concert, it has been announced that Shan Ako and Lily Kerhoas will complete the principal casting as Éponine and Cosette respectively.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Anne Hathaway’s mom kept her from becoming a ‘little monster’ by Barbara Hoffman

When she accepted the Golden Globe for “Les Misérables,” Anne Hathaway thanked her mother. The star was 8 when she saw Kate McCauley Hathaway play Fantine in the musical’s national to…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Watch Josh Davis Perform ’Stars’ From National Tour of Les Misérables by Andrew Gans

The international hit musical currently plays Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre.

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CATS – A Look Inside the Film by Broadway Direct

Go behind the scenes for a first look at #CatsMovie. Trailer this Friday. Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) transforms Andrew Lloyd W…

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Les Misérables storms the barricades again. by Josh Flanders

Thirty-four years later, the blockbuster musical still packs a potent political message with the melodrama. Given its blockbuster history, it may be hard to reme…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Watch Heathers Star Carrie Hope Fletcher Cover New Aladdin Song 'Speechless' by Logan Culwell-Block

The stage veteran, who will play Fantine when Les Misérables returns to the West End, covers the tune from Alan Menken and Pasek and Paul.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Odds & Ends: Lea Michele to Lead ABC Movie Same Time, Next Christmas & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today.Lea Michele to Lead ABC Movie Same Time, Next Christmas Lea Michele is ringing in the 2019 holiday season with a starring role i…

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London Musical Theater Label First Night Records Acquired by Warner Music Group by Logan Culwell-Block

The label's back catalog includes such London cast albums as Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Mary Poppins, and Oliver!.

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Poll: Should the revolving stage in the West End production of Les Misérables have been retained? by Matthew Hemley

At the weekend, the original production of Les Misérables bid farewell to the West End. Later this year, a new version will

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Tamyra Gray, Edward Hibbert & More Join Hollywood Bowl's Starry Into the Woods by Andy Lefkowitz

Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of Into the Woods. The previously announced production, featuring direction and choreography by Tony nomi…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Top 5 Must-See Musicals for 16-year-olds

With so much choice in the West End, musicals-wise, it’s hard to know where to start. From Les Misérables to The Lion King, the sheer number of smash-hit shows lining the streets of Londo…

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One That Got Away: Rags by JK

Rags played the Mark Hellinger Theater in August 1986 Another mid to late 80's musical that I never got to was Rags. It's really not surprising - it only ran for 18 previews and 4 performanc…

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Queen’s Theatre will be named after Sondheim in the composer’s 90th birthday year

‘On some marquee all twinkling lights – a spark to pierce the dark’: Cameron Mackintosh has revealed that the Queen’s Theatre in Shaftesbury Theatre will be renamed in honour of Step…

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London's Queen’s Theatre Will Be Renamed the Sondheim Theatre by Andrew Gans

The London venue will undergo renovations before reopening in December 2019 with the new version of Les Misérables.

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West End theatre to be renamed after Stephen Sondheim by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Cameron Mackintosh plans Queen’s theatre name change to honour influential composer A West End theatre is to be renamed in honour of Stephen Sondheim, one of the most influential figures …

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