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Les Misérables

Cameron Mackintosh’s celebrated epic musical Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre

VIDEO: New Les Mis mural

VIDEO: Cameron Mackintosh commissions Les Mis mural for the Queen’s Theatre

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.

West End Live Timetable: Sunday 24 June 2012, Trafalgar Square

WEST END LIVE TIMETABLE – Saturday 23 June 2012, Trafalgar Square. Back for its 8th year, West End Live – the spectacular celebration of West End theatre – returns to Trafalgar Square and for the first time will feature every single West End musical over the two days of the event.

West End Live Timetable: Saturday 23 June 2012, Trafalgar Square

WEST END LIVE TIMETABLE –
Saturday 23 June 2012, Trafalgar Square. Back for its 8th year, West End Live – the spectacular celebration of West End theatre – returns to Trafalgar Square and for the first time will feature every single West End musical over the two days of the event.

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.

Ramin Karimloo to join cast of Les Miserables

West End actor Ramin Karimloo will star as Jean Valjean in Cameron Mackintosh’s London production of Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre from 29 November 2011 to 3 March 2012. He will take over from Alfie Boe, who is currently playing the role until 26 November 2011.

Olivier Awards: Last Chance to Vote

Today is the last chance for theatregoers to vote for their favourite West End shows and choose a winner for this year’s Olivier Audience Award.

Olivier Audience Award short list announced

The short list for this year’s Olivier Audience Award was announced today by Elaine Paige on her BBC Radio 2 show. The short list of shows are Billy Elliot the Musical, Jersey Boy, Les Misérables and We Will Rock You.

Alfie Boe and Matt Lucas cast in Les Mis

Internationally acclaimed singer Alfie Boe and Little Britain’s Matt Lucas have been confirmed as the new stars of Les Miserables in London.

Whatsonstage Awards announced

Whatsonstage Awards announced; Legally Blonde picks up four awards; Shakespeare’s Globe wins best new play for Anne Boleyn

Shows get the movie treatment

A buoyant West End is leading to some big-screen remakes of West End hits, including The Woman in Black, War Horse, Wicked and The Rocky Horror Show.

Hancock, Suchet and Walter lead honours

Veteran stage and screen actors Sheila Hancock, David Suchet and Harriet Walter have been awarded New Year honours, along with Les Mis lyricist Herbert Kretzmer.

Alfie Boe to play Jean Valjean in Les Mis?

After wowing just about everybody as Jean Valjean in the O2 Arena 25th birthday celebrations for Les Miserables – will opera tenor Alfie Boe take over the role in the West End?

Les Miserables, 25 today

Les Miserables celebrates its 25th birthday today, 8 October 2010

Les Mis celebrates 25th birthday

A spectacular concert performance of Les Miserables was held at the O2 Arena in London last night, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the musical.

Countdown to Les Mis at the O2

Last few tickets remain for major Les Miserables concert at the 02 this Sunday; Katie Hall to replace Camilla Kerslake as Cosette; concert to be shown live in cinemas around the world

Opening this week in London

A busy week for London theatre as comedy, Shakespeare, showgirls and Ben Barnes hit the West End, plus Hamlet, Yes Prime Minister, Les Miserables

Opening This Week in the West End

It’s an eclectic bag of shows that are opening this week in the West End, as the autumn season of new shows begins apace. From Wonder Woman to Michael Gambon via Noel Coward and Sebastian Faulks, there’s something there for everyone.

Casting: Sister Act, Priscilla, Les Mis

Whoopi Goldberg to make her West End debut in Sister Act; Alf from Home and Away joins the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Ramin Karimloo and Samantha Barks to appear in Les Mis at the O2.

Barricades at dawn

We are happy to hear that Nick Jonas, one third of global boyband Jonas Brothers and currently starring in Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre, is feeling the strain of doing 8 shows a week.

Nick Jonas finds musicals hard work

We are happy to hear that Nick Jonas, one third of global boyband Jonas Brothers and currently starring in Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre, is feeling the strain of doing 8 shows a week.

Nick Jonas makes London stage debut

Pop superstar Nick Jonas of boyband Jonas Brothers made his London stage debut last night (21 June 2010) in Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre in London.

Les Miserables at the O2 Arena

This October the legendary musical Les Miserables will celebrate its 25th birthday. To mark the occasion, the show’s producer Cameron Mackintosh is staging an extraordinary one-off concert at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday 3 October.

West End Star Watch: Update

Our regular round-up of theatre names hitting town or making the news. This issue includes Alison Steadman, Jenny Galloway, Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Haid, Robert Lindsay and Anthony Sher.

Gareth Gates radio tribute to Les Mis

Gareth Gates, star of the current European tour of Les Miserables, will feature in a special edition of Radio 2 show Friday Night is Music Night.

Les Mis to make world history

West End – and world – history will be made this autumn as two productions of Les Miserables will run simultaneously in London.

London’s longest running shows

Last month Disney’s The Lion King became the ninth longest-running musical in West End history.

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