| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:43 PM
How do you improve on what is, arguably, the greatest of all musicals? In the case of "Les Miserables," now in residence at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the process is not so much improvement as enhancement.
This touring 25th anniversary...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:41 AM
The Golden Globe nominees have a heavy literary bent this year, with a large number of adaptations featured in the key categories. Just consider the two "best picture" categories, which draw from novels and non-fiction books that have topped the best-...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Here's another look at a religious leader in South Florida. Today we're talking with the Rev. Andrew Coleman of Sheridan Hills Baptist Church, Hollywood.
Q: Is it easy or hard to become pastor of a church that you grew up in?
A: I think it's a great...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:53 PM
On June 5, 1832, French writer Victor Hugo was sitting in a park crafting another masterpiece. Startled by the sounds of exploding cannons and screaming men, he dropped his pen and, instead of running for the safety of home, dashed toward the sound of the...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 2:00 PM
An ambitious bookworm in my youth, I once started Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. It was on a recommended-reading list. I ground to a halt a few pages in and discarded the recommended-reading list. I have never seen the musical and have never consciously...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 6:06 AM
The Oscar nominees for best picture owe a huge debt to books -- and the creativity of authors. Most of the top films are screen versions of tales that were woven by printed words (or digitized versions).
That's not taking anything away from the...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 10:26 AM
"Les Misérables" won the Golden Globe for best musical or comedy film on Sunday, adding to the movie's already considerable awards momentum. The movie adaptation of the honored stage musical also picked up awards for actors Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway....
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:49 PM
I went on a date the other evening with my eldest and youngest daughters.
I escorted the two thirtysomethings –- I'm not so dumb as to divulge their actual ages — to see director Tom Hooper's dazzling new film, "Les Miserables."
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The character of Fantine in Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables" is a prostitute who is so poor that she resorts to selling her teeth for money. Actress Anne Hathaway, who plays Fantine in the movie version of the stage musical, notified the world on Sunday...
| Mar 25, 2011
Tom Hooper guided one period piece to Oscar and box office glory. Might he be able to do the same for the epic musical version of Victor Hugo's “Les Miserables?” Deadline.com reports that “The King's Speech” director is closing...
| Sep 9, 2011
The Russell Crowe rumors attaching him to the big screen version of the stage musical “Les Miserables,” based on the Victor Hugo novel, turn out to be true. Paul Bettany may have been mentioned as the obsessed Inspector Javert at one time, but...