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Nick Jonas To Make West End Debut

28th May 2010

Nick Jonas is set to make his London theatre debut in 'Les Miserables'.The 17-year-old Jonas Brothers singer will play the part of Marius in Britain's longest-running musical at the Queen's Theatre in the prestigious West...

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Susan Boyle To Star In Les Miserables?

7th May 2010

Susan Boyle could star in 'Les Miserables'.The Scottish singer - who shot to fame after performing a version of 'I Dreamed A Dream' from the musical when auditioning for Simon Cowell's show 'Britain's Got Talent'...

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Susan Boyle Grows Up

16th February 2010

Susan Boyle is no longer scared of fame.The 'Wild Horses' singer - who shot to fame last April after performing 'Les Miserables' song 'I Dreamed A Dream' on UK TV show 'Britain's Got Talent' -...

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Susan Boyle Sings For Mother

20th January 2010

Susan Boyle believes her late mother is watching over her.The 'Wild Horses' singer - who became a worldwide sensation when she performed 'Les Miserables' song 'I Dreamed A Dream' on UK TV show 'Britain's Got...

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Susan Boyle Through To Britain's Got Talent Live Final

25th May 2009

Scottish singer Susan Boyle has made the live final of Britain's Got Talent after her first live performance on television.The 48-year-old church volunteer shot to fame last month after her audition of I Dreamed A...

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Susan Boyle Through To Britain's Got Talent Semi-final

24th May 2009

Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle has progressed to the live semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent along with 39 other hopefuls.The 48-year-old church volunteer shot to fame last month after her audition of I Dreamed A...

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Cowell Warns Against "Distractions" For Boyle

25th April 2009

Simon Cowell has warned Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle not to be 'distracted' by the attention lavished upon her before the semi-finals of the reality show.The 48-year-old Scot, who wowed the judges with a...

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Early Susan Boyle Recording Internet Hit

18th April 2009

Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle recorded an early version of Cry Me a River, it has emerged.The ballad was included on the Music for a Millennium Celebration disc in 1999, with just 1,000 copies...

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British Spinster Becomes Instant Star

16th April 2009

In what appeared to be the fastest-spreading viral video ever, a clip from Britain's Got Talent featuring the electrifying performance of Susan Boyle, a Scottish, middle-age spinster, has been viewed by more than 15 million...

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Britain's Got Talent Hopeful Becomes Youtube Sensation

15th April 2009

A church volunteer from West Lothian is the favourite to win Britain's Got Talent after her audition became a YouTube phenomenon.Susan Boyle, 47, wowed Simon Cowell and the judging panel on the ITV1 show with...

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West End Shows Cancelled As Snow Cripples London

2nd February 2009

Several plays and musicals in London's West End have been cancelled after heavy snowfall in the capital.Performances of the new production of Oliver!, as well as big-budget musicals including Avenue Q and Jersey Boys have...

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O'donnell Pulls Out Of Les Miserables

29th July 2008

Actress-turned-TV personality ROSIE O'DONNELL has been forced to pull out of a three-show LES MISERABLES performance at the Hollywood Bowl due to a family health crisis. The A League of Their Own star was slated...

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Dad Hits Out At Girls Aloud Split Rumours

3rd January 2008

GIRLS ALOUD singer KIMBERLY WALSH's dad has put an end to rumours that the band will split in 2008.The Daily Star recently claimed that the band will spilt after their UK arena tour ends in...

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Fascinating Fact 4083

12th October 2007

Broadway star JUDY KUHN is returning to the cast of LES MISERABLES to play the mother of COSETTE, the character she helped create onstage 20 years ago....

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Les Miserables Stars Swap Roles

6th September 2007

The stars of London and New York's LES MISERABLES are to swap continents to reprise their roles on foreign stages. John Owen-Jones and Drew Sarich both play Jean Valjean in the long-running Cameron MACkintosh musical,...

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Fascinating Fact 3678

3rd August 2007

ALLI SIMS, BRITNEY SPEARS' cousin and ex-assistant, has teamed up with the TOXIC singer's one-time boyfriend J.R. ROTEM to launch a pop career. The duo's first collaboration is a reworked version of LES MISERABLES song...

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Langham 'Kissed Girl' During Acting Lesson

16th July 2007

Comedy actor Chris Langham kissed an underage girl he was supposed to be teaching, a court has heard.The 25-year-old alleged victim, who was 14 at the time, claims she was "stunned" by the kiss she...

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Casting Complete For Take That Musical

7th June 2007

Casting has been completed for the forthcoming Take That musical due to open in Cardiff on July 20th.The producers of the show confirmed the cast and crew for the production, which will tour regionally in...

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Ben Misses Out Of Joseph Final

3rd June 2007

Joseph contestant Ben Ellis has missed out on the final of the hit BBC show Any Dream Will Do after failing to impress Andrew Lloyd Webber enough to save him.The composer picked Lewis Bradley over...

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Fascinating Fact 3015

21st March 2007

Actress-turned-TV personality ROSIE O'DONNELL had a 45th birthday to remember on US morning show THE VIEW today (21MAR07) when producers invited the casts of LES MISERABLES, THE CHORUS LINE and THE COLOR PURPLE as part...

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Lloyd Webber Working On Russian Musical?

26th October 2006

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER is planning to transform a Russian literary classic into a blockbuster stage musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA composer is still trying to secure the rights for the unnamed classic,...

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Les Miserables Gears Up For Record

29th September 2006

Epic musical LES MISERABLES will make theatre history on 8 October (06) when it becomes the longest-running musical ever to play on either Broadway or the West End. The London production will celebrate its 21st...

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Spamalot Breaks Records In Washington

11th July 2006

Hit musical SPAMALOT has shattered box office records at Washington DC's National Theatre after selling out all five weeks of its run at the venue. The comedy musical, the brainchild of former MONTY PYTHON regular...

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Fascinating Fact 1044

20th February 2006

LES MISERABLES will become the longest running musical in the world in October (06) when it returns to Broadway, New York City, for six months at the Broadhurst Theatre starting on 9 November (06)....

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Elton Defends Broadway Show

5th February 2006

Flamboyant superstar SIR ELTON JOHN has leaped to the defence of his critically-mauled musical LESTAT, but acknowledges the show needs "a lot of work". The ROCKET MAN hitmaker has teamed up with songwriter BERNIE...

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Hopelessly Devoted To Grease

31st October 2005

JOHN TRAVOLTA and OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN classic GREASE has topped a poll of Britain's favourite musicals, beating off stiff competition from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER offerings, LES MISERABLES and WEST SIDE STORY. The sing-along show, which...

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Les Miserables Hits Hollywood

2nd October 2005

Acclaimed French revolutionary musical LES MISERABLES is set to be turned into a blockbuster movie. The theatrical production, written by CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHONBERG and ALAIN BOUBIL, was voted the UK's favourite musical earlier this year...

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Dench Cameos In Les Mis

7th May 2004

British actress DAME JUDI DENCH made a surprise cameo in the London production of LES MISERABLES last night (06MAY04) - before rushing off to take the lead in a WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE play. The IRIS...

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Jerry Hall To Set Theatreland Record

18th February 2004

Model-turned-actress JERRY HALL is aiming to set a world record by appearing in six London West End musicals in one night. The ex-wife of ROLLING STONE MICK JAGGER will make cameo appearances in a...

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Phantom Makes It One And Two On Broadway For Lloyd Webber

8th February 2004

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA musical has become Broadway, New York's second longest-running stageshow of all time. The dark production passed LES MISERABLES last week (ends06FEB04) with show number 6,681 at the...

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