A great Christmas day for musicals

Les Misérables premiered on December 25th, and it’s already making headlines by becoming the 2nd best Christmas opening gross ever with $ 18,111,665 earned in 2,808 theaters. But how has it been for other musicals?   Well, according to Box Office Mojo, the best opening day for a musical belongs to High School Musical 3: […]

An interview with the stars of Les Misérables

The folks at Tribute Entertainment Media Group have sent us a link to their recent interviews with part of the cast of Les Mis. Hugh-Jackman-fan Bonnie Laufer Krebs interrogates Hugh Jackman himself and also  Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Samantha Barks and Eddie Redmayne; about their unique experience working on the stage-to-screen adaptation of one of […]

The myth of the “first”

In light of the Les Misérables cinematographic adaptation using live singing, I’ve come across with all sorts of early reviews and comments stating how this practice has never been used in a musical before, a quite inaccurate affirmation. Given the fact that playback has been a common practice for the cinematographic musical since early on, […]