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Hugh Jackman won’t be in Melbourne Les Miserables show, says Cameron Mackintosh

Story by Tim Douglas The Australian   HE may be in the running for a best actor Oscar tomorrow, but Hugh Jackman should not expect a call from producer Cameron Mackintosh about a role in the new Australian stage production of Les Miserables opening next year in Melbourne. The British producer confirmed today his new production of Les Mis, which inspired the Oscar-nominated film, would be re-staged with an all-Australian …Read More

‘Les Misérables’ Coming Back to Broadway Next Year

Story By Patrick Healy New York Times A new stage version of the blockbuster musical “Les Misérables” will open on Broadway in March 2014, the producer Cameron Mackintosh said on Tuesday, in an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the Oscar-nominated film and restore luster to the show in New York after a short-lived 2006 revival that even Mr. Mackintosh now admits was ill-conceived. This latest “Les Misérables” will …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 of Les Miserables, which this week snared four Academy Award nominations. “We’ve made our approach,” …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 RadioTimes.com How does it feel being nominated for nine Bafta awards and eight Oscars? It’s fantastic! We’ve got the Bafta and the Golden Globes and now we’ve got a very healthy clutch of Academy nominations. I’m thrilled …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 stage musical Les Miserables and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi lead the nominations. All three …Read More

Victorious boys from Oz take the world by storm as Les Miserables premieres in Sydney

By Jonathon Moran The Daily Telegraph IT is the Aussie bromance that is taking the world by storm, cinema by cinema. Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe triumphantly hugged and soaked up the atmosphere as they celebrated the Australian premiere of Les Miserables Friday night. After a whirlwind of events across the globe, including stops in New York, London and Tokyo, the red carpet event at the State Theatre was the …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 Schoenberg, Herbert Kretzmer, based on Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Boublil & Schoenberg’s original stage musical …Read More

Inside the Fight to Bring ‘Les Mis’ to the Screen

Story from “The Hollywood Reporter” Written by Stephen Galloway The road to Hollywood hell is paved with fallen musicals. Since Chicago won the Oscar for best picture in 2003, they’ve landed with Richter-level thuds — from 2004’s The Phantom of the Opera, which earned $51 million, less than its production cost; to 2007’s Sweeney Todd, one of the few failed collaborations between Johnny Depp and Tim Burton; to the Daniel …Read More