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Mainstream Stars in Movie Musicals: Are Broadway Vets the Better Choice?

Mainstream Stars in Movie Musicals: Are Broadway Vets the Better Choice?

Okay, here goes. Hugh Jackman was miscast as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. That’s a pretty bold statement, wouldn’t you say? Yet many are in firm agreement that Jackman was… Read more »

After the success of ‘Les Miserables’, what’s next for Hugh Jackman?

After the success of ‘Les Miserables’, what’s next for Hugh Jackman?

Hugh Jackman has had a successful few months after receiving rave reviews for his performance as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. He picked up multiple nominations for the role, and… Read more »

‘The Revisionist’ heralds Jesse Eisenberg’s return to the stage

‘The Revisionist’ heralds Jesse Eisenberg’s return to the stage

Most people know Jesse Eisenberg as the star of 2010’s The Social Network, or more simply as a movie star. After all, his performance in the film earned him an… Read more »

Grassroots movement (and Bette Midler) hopes to see ‘Hocus Pocus’ on Broadway

Grassroots movement (and Bette Midler) hopes to see ‘Hocus Pocus’ on Broadway

Hocus Pocus is the greatest movie ever made. Well, sort of. If nothing else, one would be hard-pressed to find a person who’d say it doesn’t have a special place… Read more »

The curious disappearance of ‘Les Miserables’ actor Hugh Skinner

The curious disappearance of ‘Les Miserables’ actor Hugh Skinner

Where in the world is Hugh Skinner? Shortly after the Les Miserables world premiere in London on December 6, the British actor who played Joly in Tom Hooper’s Academy Award-winning… Read more »

Bringing Down the House: Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen as comic ‘Masters’ in ‘Les Mis’

Bringing Down the House: Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen as comic ‘Masters’ in ‘Les Mis’

At first glance, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen are an odd choice to play the wily inn-keeping couple Madame and Monsieur Thenardier. Cohen worked his way up through… Read more »