Connect with us

Entertainment

Quit Dreaming: Les Misérables Is Coming Back To Broadway

Producer Cameron Macintosh is dead set on bringing Les Misérables back to the great white way in 2014.

Published

on

Les Miz 2The film version of LES MISERABLES has had plenty of success, both at the box office and with plenty of big Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. Now producer Cameron Macintosh is going to take advantage of all the hype surrounding his Oscar nominated property with a Broadway revival coming to Broadway in 2014.

The show has gone under plenty of changes since it’s last successful run on Broadway, including changes to the set design, the score, and getting rid of the noted revolving stage.

The newest version of the show has been touring the world, selling tickets like mad in London. Macintosh, in an interview with the New York Times, stated he regrets reviving the show in 2008, just a few years after it’s long run on Broadway ended in 2003. He hopes that both the number of years off from the show on Broadway and the $400 million box office Les Miz pulled in this winter will help sell out a 2014 revival.

Announcing the news now also has the added bonus of gauging how receptive fans are – giving the producers time to decide if they will keep recent additions, like the Oscar nominated song “Suddenly,” as well as who would be cast in key roles. Macintosh has already said he is thinking about casting and has stated he will not have huge movie stars headlining – but if Hugh Jackman was interested in returning to the role for a few weeks, he would absolutely want to see him do it.

Macintosh has also admitted he is looking to bring another Broadway hit to the silver screen in an adaptation like  Les Misérables – the hit stage musical “Miss Saigon”. That said, Macintosh won’t talk about “Saigon” until he is finished working on Les Misérables. The producer stated he wants to see this show outlast his previous revival, which only stayed on Broadway for 15 months. Expect to see more and more about this in the coming months.

Celebrities

Lee Daniels Speaks Out On The ‘Pain, Anger, Sadness And Frustration’ Surrounding The Jussie Smollett Scandal

Published

on

Although never mentioned by name, it’s clear that Empire creator, Lee Daniels, is still processing “the freaking roller coaster” Jussie Smollett has put him through.

Lee Daniels took to Instagram on Wednesday night to speak out about the Jussie Smollett scandal. The caption to the video states that Lee was “in [his] feelings last week,” alluding to the further developments surrounding the case. In the video, after brushing his teeth, Lee takes a moment to address the fact that Jussie is still appearing in new episodes of the hit show because they were filmed prior to “the incident.” In the wake of the allegations, the show has released a statement confirming the fact that Jussie has been written out of the last two episodes of the season. Lee’s pain and frustration stems from something deeper than character arcs as he told his followers “this is not what the show was made for. This show was made to bring America together to talk about the atrocities that are happening right now in the streets.”

On January 29th, Jussie made claims that he was the victim to a racially-motivated attack. After an extensive investigation, Chicago police believe that the alleged attack was fake. Since being charged, Jussie has pleaded not guilty on 16 felony counts for allegedly making false statements to police. Jussie also denies claims that he faked the ordeal due to his dissatisfaction with his salary. No word on whether Jussie will return to Empire next season as of yet.

Like what you read? Follow @ChrisSiretz on Twitter and Instragram

Continue Reading

Celebrities

LISTEN: Lizzo And Missy Elliott’s ‘Tempo’ Serves Bass By The Pound

Published

on

Lizzo must have taken a page right out of Missy Elliott’s book because she definitely put her thang down, flipped it and reversed it with this new single!

One of music’s brightest, new stars has joined forces with a certified music legend to create a hot new single that will have everyone body-rollin’ at the club. Yes, Lizzo has been blowing up after the release of her two consecutive hits “Juice” and “Cuz I Love You,” and it seems she has no intentions of slowing down anytime soon. The third single off of her upcoming album, Cuz I Love You, is entitled “Tempo” and features the one and only Missy Elliot.  Lizzo told Travis Mills on Apple Music Beats I that she first heard Missy’s verse via text message.

“She sent me a memoji of herself singing her verse, thats how I got the verse. I got a memoji of Missy like smiling and then she just started rapping, and I was like, ‘OMG what the hell’ so I had to hook it up to my speaker system. But it wasn’t even the actual track, it was like her going along in her studio.”

So Lizzo has Missy Elliott’s phone number?!? Jealous. The new single’s heavy bass will definitely make you want to move those hips. Crank up the volume…unless you’re in an office or library or something because the song is kinda NSFW…and click below to hear “Tempo”

Cuz I Love You drops on April 19th.

Like what you read? Follow @ChrisSiretz on Twitter and Instagram

Continue Reading

Entertainment

The ‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer Just Dropped And It’s Surprisingly Deep

Published

on

The first Toy Story was all “You. Are. A. Toy!” But Toy Story 4  is like “Am I though?”

The first, full trailer for the highly anticipated sequel just dropped and of course it looks amazing. When we last saw Woody, Buzz and the gang, they had found a new home with Bonnie, the little girl who lived next door to their original owner, Andy. We thought the franchise was done. The torch had officially been passed. What more story was left for these toys? Well, it seems like the geniuses over at Disney/Pixar are taking these toys to infinity and beyond.

In the upcoming sequel, Bonnie has made a toy out of a spork and that toy becomes the most important to her. The spork, known as Forky, has an existential crisis and doesn’t know why he is alive. Same spork, same. As he runs away he tells Woody and the gang that he is “not a toy. [He] was made for soup, salad, maybe chili and then the trash.”  Of course Woody needs to bring Forky back to Bonnie because he can’t bare to see her sad so he and Buzz go on a journey to find Forky and that’s when the plot thickens! Woody finds his old flame, Bo Peep, inside of an antiques shop and reconnects with her. But this Bo ain’t the same no mo. She is fierce! She turned her hoop skirt into a cape and is kicking toy booty! Bo Peep has found happiness living at an amusement park which makes Woody wonder if he could be happy with “the lost toy life.”

Will Woody go back to Bonnie? Will Bo go back to Woody? Will Forky ever be happy as a toy? Does true happiness even exist?! I didn’t think this animated film would raise such weighted questions!

The highly anticipated film hits theaters on June 21st and I am sure it will be a blockbuster hit! Take a look at the full trailer below!

Like what you read? Follow @ChrisSiretz on Twitter and Instagram

 

Continue Reading

Trending