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Old 04-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #1516
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I, too, am relieved that Colm Wilkinson will take part in the Les Miserables project, but not as relieved as I am that Taylor Swift will not be playing Eponine. Nothing against Tay Swift, but it takes a certain amount of grit and toughness to pull of a role like Eponine.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:25 AM   #1517
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Whoo Hooo!! Just downloaded the Newsies CD from Itunes! It's available today!
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:52 AM   #1518
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donac - I just told my DD about that scene and she can't wait to see it, it was one of her favs at the Papermill production!

We're on countdown mode and can't wait! I'm driving in since it looks like its going to be a rainy evening tomorrow but that's my excuse this time I actually don't mind driving in.

The other great news is that my DH got Evita tickets as our anniversary present and so did my BFF DH, so it's going to be a nice adult night out - I guess all the hints that my BFF & I gave our DHs at Easter dinner worked
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:31 PM   #1519
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Meant to thank you for that link!

Those pictures are fantastic! Can't wait to see the finished product!
I'm so glad Colm Wilkinson is going to be in this movie. Although the rold of the Bishop is usually a bass/baritone, Colm has been a part of this show from the beginning, and it would have been a shame if he had not been in the movie.

Hugh looks like he got a bad haircut!

And so does Anne Hathaway!

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertai...shorter-locks/

They both don't have the best haircuts but it makes sense doesn't it. Back then I don't think hookers or prisoners went to a salon.

Deb, I'm glad your excited about the new broadway season here. I think it looks really good maybe better than this year's season although I am always really excited when there is Wicked and no Wicked this year but everything else is great.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:40 PM   #1520
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Even more set pictures from Les Miserables here, looks like they're filming the Soliloquy song after the bishop scene (there were also pictures of Colm Wilkinson on set yesterday, he's playing the Bishop):

http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Hugh+Ja...es/xxh1V0XfZ3h

Looks amazing!
Here's some video from that same scene.

You can hear Hugh singing at the beginning of the clip!!!

Interesting how the building looks so old, and then when they pull out, you see so many modern buildings right next to it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjvhTXVZROs

Here's a clip of Russell Crowe as Javert:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK8hZ...feature=relmfu
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:09 PM   #1521
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Oh My God I am just so excited right now. I just got home from the Announcement event at the civic center here in Des Moines where they announced the 2012-2013 broadway season. I am so excited. I'm gonna list them here to see what you all think of them and for Deb in IA.
Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, War Horse, The Book of Mormon, Jekyll & Hyde (pre broadway run with Constantine Maroulis!!!!!), Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys and Million Dollar Quartet (who performed tonight at the announcement and were amazing). I am beyond excited about this whole line up and can't wait to buy my season tickets.
It's a nice mix of old and new looking forward to the season! I'm loving how shows go out on tour much sooner than they used to, but still can't quite believe we are getting Book of Mormon.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:21 PM   #1522
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Anyway, just went and saw "Once" with my brothers this past week. We're all huge fans of the movie and went in with trepidation since we didn't think it could compare to the great Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova film (who we've also seen live and are fantastic together). Nevertheless, it exceeded my expectations...and it was a huge improvement over Spiderman...the last Broadway show my brothers and I ventured out to see.

Anyway, (in a little bit of self-promotion) my full review of Once can be found on my blog linked in my signature below (my Spidey review can be found there, too by clicking on the Broadway tag on my site).
Hello RyMickey: I just read your wonderful review of "Once". It is at the top of my list for shows I want to see in the near future. (Unfortunately, my theater partner wants to see Jesus Christ Superstar and it's her turn to pick) I, too, LOVED the movie which I consider one of my all-time favorites. I LOVE the music as well and according to your review, I'm happy to hear you weren't disappointed. Thanks for the review!

Anyone see JCS in person yet? Any reviews?
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:23 PM   #1523
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Here's some video from that same scene.

You can hear Hugh singing at the beginning of the clip!!!

Interesting how the building looks so old, and then when they pull out, you see so many modern buildings right next to it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjvhTXVZROs

Here's a clip of Russell Crowe as Javert:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK8hZ...feature=relmfu
Yep, saw those...how amazing do they look?? Hugh and Russell are both on Twitter (actually, it seems like the whole cast is). Russell posted this about two weeks ago:

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It also seems like being a movie star and an Oscar winner does not protect you from being a victim of auto-correct, going by the spelling.

Hugh also posted what appears to be the first 'official' picture from the movie, and again once he got to get rid of the convict beard:

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Very excited about how the first days of filming are going!! Check out my convict look...but its changing soon. http://twitter.com/RealHughJac...392028667904/photo/1
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Awesome burger at Jamie Oliver's restaurant in Portsmouth last night. After no carbs for ages...heaven! http://twitter.com/RealHughJac...584530292737/photo/1

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And yes, the convict beard and hair are gone. Got to shave it off last night
He looks much better now. And that burger looked delicious.

There are more pictures here - apparently they were filming "Do You Hear the People Sing?" this week, and what appears to be General Lamarque's funeral. It also looks like Eponine (dressed as a boy) is there as well: http://westendwendyblog.wordpress.co...erables-film/#

There are also some photos going around of a giant elephant statue - that's from the original novel. It's the Elephant of the Bastille, and it's where Gavroche was living.

It's soooo awesome, I can't wait!
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:27 PM   #1524
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Whoo Hooo!! Just downloaded the Newsies CD from Itunes! It's available today!
I haven't stopped listening to it since yesterday! I love it!

I'm seeing it on April 30th, I can't wait.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:42 AM   #1525
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Newsies was absolutely FANTASTIC! I actually liked it better than Billy Elliott (my DD better not see this post or I'll be shot ).

Loved the expanded scenes from the PaperMill production. My only complaint was that there were some teen groupies at the show and they won't shut up during the dance scenes - even my DD14 turned around and said something to them.

My DD14, who's a dancer was saying that she would love to talk to the choreographer since the dancing was such better with this production. My DD12 (the cheerleader) said "Mom, he did a triple backspring with a layout". She didn't go to the PaperMill show so it was all new to her.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #1526
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Yep, saw those...how amazing do they look?? Hugh and Russell are both on Twitter (actually, it seems like the whole cast is). Russell posted this about two weeks ago:



It also seems like being a movie star and an Oscar winner does not protect you from being a victim of auto-correct, going by the spelling.

Hugh also posted what appears to be the first 'official' picture from the movie, and again once he got to get rid of the convict beard:





He looks much better now. And that burger looked delicious.

There are more pictures here - apparently they were filming "Do You Hear the People Sing?" this week, and what appears to be General Lamarque's funeral. It also looks like Eponine (dressed as a boy) is there as well: http://westendwendyblog.wordpress.co...erables-film/#

There are also some photos going around of a giant elephant statue - that's from the original novel. It's the Elephant of the Bastille, and it's where Gavroche was living.

It's soooo awesome, I can't wait!
A huge elephant?!?!?

Other than that, the set, cast, and costumes look FANTASTIC!!!

Thanks for the Twitter news too. I can't get the links to work, but I love reading about what the stars are doing.
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A huge elephant?!?!?
Yep - it really existed! Here's more info on the Elephant of the Bastille:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_of_the_Bastille

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The Elephant of the Bastille was a monument in Paris between 1813 and 1846. Originally conceived in 1808 by Napoleon, the statue was intended to be created out of bronze and placed in Place de la Bastille, but only a plaster full-scale model was built. At 24 m (78 ft) in height the model itself became a very recognisable construction and was to be immortalised by Victor Hugo in his novel Les Misérables in which it is used as a shelter by Gavroche. It was built at the site of the Bastille and although part of the original construction remains the elephant itself was replaced by the July Column.
Here's the reference from the book - Gavroche was the Thernardier's son in the book, his parents kicked him out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavroche

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The Thénardiers sell (or rent) their two youngest sons to a woman named Magnon. Due to a freak accident, the two boys are separated from Magnon without identification, and encounter Gavroche purely by chance. They are unaware of their identities, but Gavroche invites them to live with him and takes care of them. They reside in the hollow cavity of a giant elephant statue, the Elephant of the Bastille conceived by Napoleon as a fountain, but abandoned unfinished. This was no imaginary construction; located at the Place de la Bastille, it had been designed by Jean-Antoine Alavoine. The two boys soon leave him the next morning. They are last seen at the Luxembourg Gardens retrieving and eating discarded bread from a fountain. It is unknown what has happened to the two after that.
They were filming "Look Down" earlier this week, and the elephant was part of the set, so the thinking is that's where Gavroche will be for his "How do you do? My name's Gavroche..." intro.

This is the kid playing Gavroche - he also played him in the London production: http://screenterrier.blogspot.com/20...-gavroche.html

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Other than that, the set, cast, and costumes look FANTASTIC!!!

Thanks for the Twitter news too. I can't get the links to work, but I love reading about what the stars are doing.
There's more! Here's Marius and Enjolras, at what appears to be General Lamarque's funeral: http://hope72.tumblr.com/tagged/eddie-redmayne

Looks incredible!
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I don't know . . . that elephant butt is hilarious!


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I don't know . . . that elephant butt is hilarious!


I'm hoping that somehow doesn't make it into the final shot...

So there's video of "Do You Hear the People Sing?" being shot. No audio, since security was tight amongst the onlookers, but awesome video nonetheless - looks like the battle starts during Lamarque's funeral.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd0DU...ature=youtu.be
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I don't know . . . that elephant butt is hilarious!


I clicked on the link for this thread, hit the "End" button on my keyboard to get to the last post on the page to scroll backwards to the last post I've read and I'm going, "Huh??? Is that an elephant's butt???

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