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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.

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

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.

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