Scoop: LES MIS Stage Alumni from Broadway, Tour, West End & Hollywood Bowl to Perform at Oscars
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by BWW News Desk
According to Entertainment Weekly, an unprecedented LES MISERABLES reunion is set to take place at tomorrow's 85th Annual Academy Awards.
Cast members from various productions throughout the show's history, including Broadway, national tours, the West End, and the Hollywood Bowl, are set to perform alongside the film's cast during the medley tomorrow night as members of the chorus. As of now, no specific names have been announced.
"What an amazing way to end one of the most extraordinary years in LES MIS history," Cameron Mackintosh, acclaimed producer of the stage show and film, said during the The Oscars' rehearsal on Friday. "The old girl still has plenty of life in her at 28."
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As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne are set to perform the Act One Finale "One Day More", while Anne Hathaway will sing a section of "I Dreamed A Dream". In addition, Entertainment Weekly reports that the new original song for the film, "Suddenly," as been added to the montage.
LES MISERABLES is nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Hugh Jackman), Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway) and Best Song ("Suddenly"). It won the Golden Globe for Best Picture (Musical Or Comedy) as well as Best Supporting Actress for Hathaway.
Under the direction of Tom Hooper, the film stars Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Russell Crowe as Javert, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thernardier, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Samantha Barks as Eponine, and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier.
Les Miserables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on 3 April 2004. When LES MISERABLES celebrated its 21st London birthday on 8 October 2006, it became the World's Longest Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by "Cats" in London's West End. In January 2010, The West End production broke another record by celebrating its historic 10,000th performance. It was also recently announced that LES MISERABLES is set to return to Broadway in 2014.