| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Allentown native Amanda Seyfried and the cast of "Les Miserables" were one of the highlights of the 2013 Oscars. Although the film version of the the Broadway musical did not win best picture, it was a huge hit on the......
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Look for Allentown native Amanda Seyfried and the rest of the cast of the movie "Les Miserable" performing songs from the film on the stage of Hollywood's Dolby Theatre during the live Oscars telecast Sunday. Will Amanda be warbling "A......
| Feb 16, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Four of the five shows that have been announced for the 2013/2014 Broadway season at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami are also movies.
"Elf," "Once," "War Horse," and "Evita" all got big-screen treatments. And if you count...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Hollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 1:49 PM
"The Book of Mormon" will be in good company when the 2013-14 series of touring Broadway shows opens in Orlando in the fall.
"War Horse," the 2011 best-play Tony winner, and "Once," the Tonys' best musical of 2012, will join "The Book of Mormon" when...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Actress Lesley Nicol was in Chicago for a few days minus the white apron and cap she wears in the kitchen of PBS-TV’s “Downton Abbey.” She was here to bring the story of legendary English pianist Myra Hess to a sold-out crowd at the...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 7:17 AM
It's been a good week for "Les Miserables," which was nominated this morning for the Academy Award for best picture.
Its songs are more than 25 years old, but that isn't stopping the movie's fans from rushing out to buy (and presumably download) the...
| Jan 17, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
First Jennifer Lawrence had “House at the End of the Street.” Now her fellow best actress Oscar nominee, Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), has her own PG-13-rated horror nonsense with “Mama,”...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Could the success of "Les Mis" give a boost to the musical biz? Yes and no. Since its Christmas Day release, "Les Miserables" has grossed $234 million worldwide and crossed the $100 million marker at the domestic box office more quickly than any other...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:22 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if "Les Miserables" became the most popular movie musical since "Mamma Mia!" On stage, both diversions were, and are, easy to enjoy in their diametrically opposed ways. "Mamma Mia!" revels in Greece, glitter and ABBA; "Les Miz"...
| May 15, 2013
Sarah Polley's fascinating documentary “Stories We Tell,” opening Friday, offers many storylines worth discussing. The actress/filmmaker, who uses the movie to pursue the real identity of her father and the truth about her late mother's life,...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It didn’t hurt to be a Tony nominee last week, when a general upward trend at the Broadway box office proved most likely to bring increases at those individual titles currently enjoying a spike in awards-season publicity.
Not that a Tony nod was a...