Cameron Mackintosh & Herbert Kretzmer Talk LES MIS Origins

Story by Pat Cerosaro Broadway Super-producer Cameron Mackintosh and noted lyricist Herbert Kretzmer open up about the impetus, development, shaping, refining, rehearsing and finalizing of the script and score for the international mega-hit mega-musical LES MISERABLES in a new interview with the Guardian UK. Among the many fascinating details discussed, Mackintosh recalls that the […] Read more

How we made Les Misérables

Interviews by Anna Tims The Guardian The producer, Cameron Mackintosh, and librettist of the original 1985 show, Herbert Kretzmer, recall an adventure that began in a canoe surrounded by crocodiles, and ended with an all-night writing marathon. Cameron Mackintosh, producer In 1982, a young Hungarian director, Peter Farago, brought me the original French concept album of […] Read more

Cameron Mackintosh Bringing Re-Imagined Les Miserables to Broadway in Spring 2014!

Story By BWW News Desk Broadway World Cameron Mackintosh announced today that his acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece Les Miserables will come to Broadway in March, 2014 at a Shubert theater to be announced. This newly re-imagined Les Miserables is breaking box-office records across the country and […] Read more

Les Mis poised for Melbourne return

Story By Sonia Harford The Age MELBOURNE’S most prominent theatre groups have confirmed they are vying to snare a new stage production of Les Miserables. More than two decades after the production was first staged in Melbourne, speculation about which venue will host its return is rife on the back of the latest film version […] Read more

‘Les Misérables’ In Britain Opens #1 Today

By Nikki Finke Deadline Today’s overseas openings for Working Title/Universal’s Oscar-nominated Les Misérables pushes it past $200 million worldwide. Domestic grosses are currently at $109M and international grosses at $96.7M before it opens in four other territories this weekend: New Zealand, Netherlands, Cyprus and Vietnam. With tonight’s releases, Tom Hooper’s adaptedd musical is currently open […] Read more

Les Misérables creator Cameron Mackintosh reacts to Oscar and Bafta nominations

Story By Susanna Lazarus Radio Times “I’m thrilled that so many facets of making this film have been recognised and it’s a great tribute to the craftsmanship of the British film industry,” he tells How does it feel being nominated for nine Bafta awards and eight Oscars? It’s fantastic! We’ve got the Bafta and the […] Read more

Hugh Jackman in line for a BAFTA

Story By The Australian HUGH Jackman has received a BAFTA best-actor nomination for his role in the musical Les Miserables. The Australian actor will face off against four others for the prestigious award, after the nominations were announced in London yesterday. Steven Spielberg’s political drama Lincoln, as well as the film version of the hit […] Read more

Miss Saigon will return to West End, says Cameron Mackintosh

Story by The Guardian Written by: Matt Trueman Producer Cameron Mackintosh says that he intends to restage megahit Vietnam war musical ‘as soon as I can find a theatre’ It has been 25 years since Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil saw their Vietnam war musical Miss Saigon staged for the first time. Now it could […] Read more

Review: Les Miserables

Review by Variety Written By: JUSTIN CHANG A Universal (in U.S./U.K.) release presented in association with Relativity Media of a Working Title Films/Cameron Mackintosh production. Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Mackintosh. Executive producers, Angela Morrison, Liza Chasin, Nicholas Allott, F. Richard Pappas. Directed by Tom Hooper. Screenplay, William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel […] Read more