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"Les Miserables

Sacrificial Love and Where Our Stuff Ranks

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Kathleen Shumate

So maybe the issue isn't solely how much something costs, but instead what we love most, and where our stuff ranks. Do we love people more, or things? Do we invite our neighbor in gladly, embracing his dignity and the privilege of knowing him, or do his sweat and coarseness pollute our home?

Montego Glover Discovers a New, "Irresistible," Fantine in Broadway's "Les Misérables"

Steve Schonberg | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

Patti LuPone, Andrea McArdle, Anne Hathaway, Melba Moore--since it first premiered in London 30 years ago, Boublil and Schönberg's mega-musical, Les Misérables, has played more than 40 countries, and hundreds of actors have brought their own take to its iconic characters, like the destitute Fantine.

On the Books: A Dazzling Tale of B'way

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Books
Steven Suskin

Riedel, the polarizing theatrical gossip columnist of the New York Post, knows how to dig into provocative stories. Here he undertakes not a simple scandal, but a century's worth of power struggles that have undermined and -- ultimately -- saved Broadway.

Toddler's Impassioned Rendition Of 'Les Mis' Classic Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents

A toddler's viral rendition of "Do You Hear The People Sing?" is earning accolades from parents, "Les Misérables" fanatics and even B...

Teachers' 'Les Mis' Flash Mob Parody Would Make Even Javert Smile

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.27.2015 | Good News

Going back to school after summer can be misérable. But not if you’re a student in West Des Moines, Iowa. At a welcome-back mee...

Celebrating the Talent, Recognizing the Voice: Judy Kuhn

Steve Schonberg | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

Before Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara, Judy Kuhn was the voice exciting audiences on Broadway and beyond. The 56-year-old star originated the roles of Cosette and Florence in Les Miserables and Chess.

The Theory of Everything Should Win Everything

Lonna Saunders | Posted 02.17.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The Theory of Everything in the end is about everything. About the cosmos. About the existence of God. What can be scientifically proven and what can not. Disabilities, which we all have in a myriad of different ways, and what we do with them. It's a love story.

Rooting for The Last Ship and Applauding MTC

Cara Joy David | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Two things happened in theater yesterday that had me thinking -- The New York Times reported Sting was going into The Last Ship, which he wrote the score for, and The Country House closed.

Lights Go on Part XXXIII: Drive

Thomas Bähler | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Sunday was a lovely day here in New York City --  Lincoln Center, Central Park and the sidewalks were full of smiling faces. Enjoying as ever, I ...

Can You Hear the People Sing at the North Shore Music Theatre? It's as Grand and Glorious as Ever

Peter Mac | Posted 01.15.2015 | Arts
Peter Mac

No question mark here but just a great big exclamation point to the North Shore Music Theater, for continuing to provide theater goers with exemplary and top drawer entertainment, year round.

Movie Review: 'Interstellar' or Star Bores?

Brandon Judell | Posted 01.04.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Just when we thought we could wait no longer, director Christopher Nolan has supplied the world with another prolonged, at times nearly bewildering sci-fi adventure that will bear repeated viewings by viewers who are unemployed and have little else to do.

Darling Nikki: The Most Revealing Look At Les Miserable's Tony Award Winning Starlet

Karu F. Daniels, | Posted 09.19.2014 | Black Voices

From the Broadway juggernaut 'The Book of Mormon' to the new revival of the legendary musical 'Les Miserables,' Nikki M. James has thrilled audiences ...

Broadway's Les Miserables Has A Splash Of Color With Leading Roles

Karu F. Daniels, | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices

When it came to Broadway's newest revival of the global classic 'Les Miserables', veteran entertainment journalist Karu F. Daniels wanted to find a ne...

Ramin Karimloo Covers Iconic 'Les Miserables' Song On A Banjo, Cue Swoons

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.14.2014 | Arts

Ever wonder what the music of a fictionalized revolutionary France would sound like if it was played on a banjo? Well, your "Les Miserables"-meets-blu...

Springing Into May/Charitable & Cultural Catch-Up

Jill Lynne | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
Jill Lynne

Charitably yours attended the kick-off cocktail for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation "Pit Bulls as Pets" encouraging rescue and adoption of these sweet canines.

First Nighter: Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! Sure Does

David Finkle | Posted 07.04.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When Forbidden Broadway comes out swinging, not everything receives a knockout punch, which is more or less Alessandrini's usual result. Enough does, however, and after the kind of season we've just endured, musical lovers should bow down before him.

Why Life May Not Be a Cabaret and More Tony Musings

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Well, the Administration Committee did it, they ruled Cabaret Tony eligible. I wrote previously about how there would be precedent for that ruling (in...

A Conversation with Mario Frangoulis: International Tenor Debuts in San Francisco, April 4th

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.01.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

This year tenor Mario Frangoulis observes his twenty-fifth anniversary as a concert and recording artist and performer in musical theatre.

Les Miserables: Epic Crowd Pleaser

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.30.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The revival of Les Miserables comes weighted with history, and not just the French Revolution as Victor Hugo imagined it: a long running Broadway orig...

Neil Patrick Harris And Jason Segel Do The BEST Duet

Posted 05.02.2014 | TV

Well, this is just delightful. On the "How I Met Your Mother" episode of "Inside The Actors Studio," an audience member asked Neil Patrick Harris and ...

Your Favorite Broadway Musical Set In Dreary 19th Century France Is Back

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — The barricades have once again gone up on Broadway. Are they worth dropping everything and joining this time? The answer is a resou...

First Nighter: 'Les Miserables' Returns in Sizzling 21st-Century Upgrade

David Finkle | Posted 05.24.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

This isn't your grandfather's Les Miz. It's the new and enhanced-in-some-ways-diminished-in-others Les Miz, and it very much takes into account the movie and the possible expectations that it's planted in the eyes, ears and minds of ticket buyers.

Cabaret: Everybody Loves a Winner Once

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.23.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

What are the Tonys here for if not to honor theatrical creativity? What creativity is there in remounting a production at its last home? Why is a revival that exactly duplicates a revival capable of being nominated?

Long Awaited Book Sequels... That Completely Flopped

Kate Gavino | Posted 05.19.2014 | Books
Kate Gavino

Some sequels are masterpieces (Huckleberry Finn, Lord of the Rings, Through the Looking Glass), and others are pleasant surprises (Doctor Sleep, the most recent Bridget Jones) but there are a few that deserve to stay hidden deep in the discount bin.

Talking With Capital Cities' Sebu Simonian, a Chat with Michael Maguire, The Who's Tommy Revisited, and the Teacarina

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Aren't we all the sum of our experiences, whether good or bad? In my case, I am fortunate to have had a plethora of life experiences that combine to help me deal with the multitude of issues a family lawyer has to address."