I’ve seen “Les Miserables” on Broadway probably a dozen times throughout its initial 16 year run and short revival. I was there the month when it opened, where I was privileged to hear Colm Wilkinson’s “Bring Him Home.” I saw country star Gary Morris later in the same Valjean role, singing with a precision, a depth and an ache I didn’t know he possessed (though I was a fan of his recorded work)…
Though the reviews have been all over the board, it’s hard to deny that Les Miserables is a weeper (I speak from experience, friends). Case in point, this video of a son who filmed his parents’ tearful reaction on the ride home from a screening.
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Oscar season remains in full-swing, as the Producers Guild of America has announced its nominations, giving a substantial boost to films that had been losing momentum in the Oscar race, while injecting new life into the contest with some unexpected choices. The TV nominations are a damn fine group too!
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Adam Lambert just slammed Les Miserables and the cast on Twitter. He said that they were “pretending” to be singers. He goes on to suggest that they should have cast “actors who actually sound good.”
Oh dear. I really hate it when Adam Lambert tries to attract attention like this. It wreaks of desperation! Something must be going on with his label. I’ll e-mail my contacts to see if they are planning to drop him soon. There must be something happening for him to just go off like this without thinking of the repercussions.
Here’s another video preview of Les Miserables: “Javert Releases Prisoner 24601 On Parole”.
Hugh Jackman looks so intense! The singing of Russell Crowe is a bit distracting though. Kinda disappointing.
Here’s a preview of “On My Own” from Les Miserables! OMG! I am so excited for this movie! This song is meant to be sung in the rain.
Eponine is played by Samantha Barks. Les Miz opens December 25, 2012. Watch the video here.
Here’s the latest TV spot of Les Miserables starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. Watch the video here. I am so excited for this.
I hated the recent incarnations of the show on Broadway, but right now the idea of seeing this on the big screen is making me relive the magic. “I had a dream my life would be!”