Friday, February 14, 2020

“Les Miz” Song Has Become A Defiant Protest Anthem In China by Artsjournal

Do You Hear the People Sing?, the defiant chorus from the musical Les Misérables, has become a song of protest in Hong Kong and, more recently, mainland China. Explicit references to Li Wen…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

You still hear the people sing: Les Mis protest anthem blazes from France to China by David Jays

The defiant lyrics to the classic Les Misérables track are reverberating through uprisings in Hong Kong and China It has soared during an airport sit-in, united street protests and drowned …

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Olivier Nominee Beverley Knight & The Ferryman's Fra Fee Added to Star-Packed Cinderella Film by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage stars Beverley Knight and Fra Fee have joined the company of the highly anticipated Cinderella movie musical remake. The previously announced film will arrive in cinemas on February 5…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Before She Lets It Go: Caissie Levy on What It Takes to Play Elsa in Frozen on Broadway 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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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Terry Hands, Former RSC Artistic Director Who Helped Bring Les Misérables to Broadway, Dies at 79 by Michael Appler

Terry Hands, former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and founder of the Liverpool Everyman Theatre, died at the age of 79 on February 4. According to his management, Hands …

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

“Les Misérables” at Sondheim Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Do you hear the people sing? In recent months, you’re more likely to have heard news stories about the longest running West End musical than the actual music. Stephen Sondheim — who cele…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Text of the Day: Les Misérables by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on

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BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Judy Kuhn!

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn about Joni Mitchell's landmark 1971 album 'Blue.' They also discuss Laura Nyro, Neil Young, Carole King, Bob Dylan, M…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

To Kill a Mockingbird's Kyle Scatliffe on His Self-Care Routine and Talking to Neo-Nazis by Diep Tran

Kyle Scatliffe is currently starring on Broadway as Tom Robinson, the black man at the center of a trial in To Kill a Mockingbird. But he was actually in the play in 11th grade (in another v…

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

New York Pops Announces Broadway Stars Set to Perform During 2020-2021 Season at Carnegie Hall by Andy Lefkowitz

Six Broadway favorites have been selected to lend their voices to the 2020-2021 season of The New York Pops. Steven Reineke will music-direct and conduct the 8:00pm concerts, each set to app…

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Watch Les Miz Tour Star Preston Truman Boyd's Powerful Rendition of 'Stars' by

Preston Truman Boyd is playing Inspector Javert on the national tour of Les Misérables. Hear his incredible rendition of "Stars."

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Watch Les Miz Tour Javert Preston Truman Boyd's Luminous Performance of 'Stars' by Lindsey Sullivan

Preston Truman Boyd is currently on the road playing Inspector Javert on the national tour of Les Misérables, but this isn't his first time taking on Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönb…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

West End Star Jon Robyns on Being a 'Third Generation' Jean Valjean in Les Misérables by Matt Wolf

Jon Robyns is no stranger to Les Misérables, the musical phenomenon now in its fourth decade on the London stage. The 37-year-old Englishman played Marius over 10 years ago in the West End …

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Will Swenson Stars as Neil Diamond in Industry Reading of New Bio-Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Will Swenson recently headlined an industry reading of a new musical based on the life and music of Grammy-winning hitmaker Neil Diamond. Tony winner Michael Mayer is directing…

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‘A night of world class musical theatre’: LES MISÉRABLES – Sondheim Theatre ★★★★ by Jonathan Baz

Above all it is Kretzmer’s stunning lyrical treatment of those soaring French melodies (on press night, immaculately delivered under Steve Moss’ baton) woven around a story that is breat…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Donna Vivino to Play Grizabella in Cats National Tour; Additional New Casting Announced by Ryan McPhee

The Wicked and Les Misérables veteran is among those joining the cast in the new year.

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Les Misérables at Sondheim Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the newly opened production of Les Misérables.

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Remaking a West End landmark – how Cameron Mackintosh transformed the Queen’s into the Sondheim Theatre by Tim Bano

After a six-month closure, the home of Les Misérables is back with a new name and lavish decor. Owner Cameron Mackintosh tells

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Les Misérables returns to the Sondheim Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Do you hear the people sing? Well, they are singing in the West End again. Les Misérables has returned to its ancestral

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Best of the Blogs: Les Misérables, Rags, Lullabies for the Lost & more by Lisa Martland

In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 19 January 2020), including Aleks Sierz’s view that the new production …

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

‘There is little point in denying its political punch’: LES MISÉRABLES – Sondheim Theatre by Aleks Sierz

New blood courses through the veins of the West End’s longest-running musical Les Misérables.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

What Do Critics Think of the New Les Misérables in London? by Dan Meyer

The revamped production opened at the newly renamed Stephen Sondheim Theatre January 16.

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Les Misérables review – just hear these people sing! by Miriam Gillinson

Sondheim theatre, London With a cast that never misses a note, the West End’s longest-running musical proves a haunting and thrilling inspiration What’s the sign that you’ve seen a gre…

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Les Misérables review at Sondheim Theatre, London – ‘still spectacular’ by Tim Bano

After so much time and so much tinkering, when it comes to Les Misérables the philosopher’s axe springs to mind. Every time

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On the Couch with Jacqui Green by Arts Review

Who is Jacqui Green? I am one of Australia’s leading choreographers, adjudicators, dancers and dance teachers. Most recently I choreographed the 2019 seasons of Les Misérables at the Nati…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier & More Complete the Cast of New Broadway Musical Flying Over Sunset by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage favorites Erika Henningsen and Jeremy Kushnier are among the full cast of the upcoming world premiere musical Flying Over Sunset. The previously announced Broadway production will…

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BWW Review: LES MISERABLES, Sondheim Theatre

Much of the conversation around the incoming of the revamped Les Misérables production to the West End has revolved around the revolve a?' or lack thereof. But this slicker touring version …

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Les Misérables, Sondheim Theatre review - join in our crusade by Aleks.sierz

New blood courses through the West End's longest-running musical Do you hear the people sing? In recent months, you're more likely to have heard news stories about the longest running West …

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PHOTOS: Go Inside The Newly Refurbished Sondheim Theatre, Home To London's LES MISERABLES!

This evening, BroadwayWorld was fortunate enough to get a tour of the newly refurbished Sondheim Theatre from the man responsible: super-producer Cameron Mackintosh, who has provided London'…

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Les Misérables Opens at Newly Restored and Renamed Sondheim Theatre January 16 by Andrew Gans

The international hit musical was recently seen in a concert version at London’s Gielgud.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

I Interview Playwrights Part 1071: Chloé Hayat by Adam Szymkowicz

Chloé Hayat Hometown: Roosevelt Island, NYC Current Town: Astoria, Queens! (I moved all of eight minutes away from my home-neighborhood, but the bar and restaurant options are so much be…

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