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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."

Mike Ryan

Anne Hathaway Is Under The Impression You Needed A Break From Her, But She's Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Anne Hathaway's huge 2012 culminated in 2013, when Hathaway won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for "Les Misérables." Since then, however, Hatha...

Egypt's Fabrica to Perform U.S. Tour Through Yasmin Tayeby and Izdahar

Todd Fine | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Todd Fine

The initiative, however, is one of the launch projects of an interesting and ambitious new organization called "Izdahar," founded by Yasmin Tayeby to promote artistic exchange between the United States and the Arab countries, Egypt in particular.

The Power of Simplicity

Scott Goodson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Scott Goodson

Before the publishing of his book, Hugo sent a letter to his agent. The letter reached his agent in Paris and inside the page carried one single symbol, one solitary punctuation mark: "?"

Broadway Cast Of 'Les Miz' Announced

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming Broadway cast of "Les Miserables" is anything but miserable — veteran theater actors Ramin Karimloo, Will...

17 Reasons Why Sometimes You Just Need A Good Cry

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment

Ah, the Claire Danes Cry Face. Since her days as Angela Chase on "My So-Called Life," we've watched that famous chin quiver. As Danes' Cry Face co...

How Far Will You Go to Protect Your Emails?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

How far will you go to protect your emails? As individuals we can't really answer that question. That's because we're at the whim of our email provide...

Is 'Les Miserables' Coming To TV?

Posted 08.29.2013 | TV

"Les Miserables" could soon be a TV show, thanks to "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas. According to Deadline, Thomas has teamed with writer/actor ...

16 Things To Watch Out For On Broadway This Year

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.28.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — There's Denzel Washington and Billy Crystal, plenty of Shakespeare and a nice dash of Harold Pinter. There's even a musical of the bo...

At Theatre Aspen, Happiness Is Les Miserables

Michael Conniff | Posted 09.15.2013 | Denver
Michael Conniff

ASPEN, COLORADO--Aspen ain't Broadway, but Theatre Aspen is beginning to feel like it's in the same neighborhood as the big time, especially with the ...

WATCH: Turkish Protesters Sing Stirring Song From 'Les Mis'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts

Turkish protesters recently sang a powerful rendition of "Do You Hear The People Sing?" from the popular Broadway musical, "Les Miserables," at Taksim...

'Les Mis' Returns To A Familiar Home

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.30.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — When "Les Miserables" arrives on Broadway next March, it will find a familiar home. Mega-producer Cameron Mackintosh said Thursday t...

European Set-Jetting: Lights, Camera, Travel

Kensington Tours | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Both globetrotters and entertainment critics alike will agree that Europe sets the stage for some of the world's greatest adventures, from Greece in Mamma Mia to France in Les Misérables. What film will inspire your next holiday?

Our Homegrown Miserables: Missing the Point Amid Box Office Bounty

William O'Brien | Posted 05.28.2013 | Crime
William O'Brien

I can't help but think that Victor Hugo would lament how the juggernaut of blockbuster entertainment threatens to subvert his profound and very relevant challenge to oppressive social systems that are as real today as they were in the Paris of his day.

Happy Anniversary, Les Miserables!

Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts

Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of Les Miserables, the third-longest running musical in the history of the Great White Way. ...