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Oscars 2013: Stage set for tribute to Musicals

Excitement is mounting for this year’s Oscars, with the 85th Academy Awards held this Sunday 24 February 2013 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles.

And this year the awards show will include a special celebration of Musicals of the last decade – which will provide an idea opportunity to celebrate the global success of the Les Miserables movie and experience a show-stopping segment that will feature a who’s who of musicals talent.

Les Miserables Movie: the excitement mounts for new movie musical starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe

The big-screen version of hit musical Les Miserables will be coming to a cinema near you by the end of the year – and fans around the world are starting to get seriously excited. Produced by the stage show’s producer Cameron Mackintosh and Working Title Films, with distribution by Universal, the movie is directed by The King’s Speech Oscar-winner Tom Hooper and stars Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thernardier, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Samantha Barks as Eponine, and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier.

Donmar Warehouse names new head

The Donmar Warehouse in London has named Josie Rourke as the new artistic director of the successful Covent Garden venue. She will take over from Michael Grandage at the beginning of 2012.

Jude Law in new Donmar season

Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Grandage announces his final season, starring Jude Law, Ruth Wilson, Douglas Hodge and Eddie Redmayne.

“Stephen Sondheim” the HBO drama?

New HBO pilot The Miraculous Year, starring Susan Sarandon and Norbert Leo Butz, comes pretty close to the life of Stephen Sondheim.

Tony Awards tonight

The annual Tony Awards will be announced tonight, Sunday 13 June 2010, at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

La Cage dominates Tony nominations

The UK’s Menier Chocolate Factory has scored another hit with its production of La Cage Aux Folles – this time on Broadway.

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