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Crowe ‘in love’ with Hathaway, admires Jackman

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CROWE. A profoundly enjoyable experience with “Les Miserables.” ruben v. nepales

Russell Crowe was in a good mood in our latest interview with him. Smiling often, and engaging in joking banter, the actor was effusive in praising his “Les Miserables” co-stars.

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Jackman, Hathaway make up for film musical’s low moments

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JACKMAN AND HATHAWAY. Turn in heightened and informed portrayals.

We first caught a performance of Cameron Mackintosh’s stage musical, “Les Miserables” in London, and were fervently caught up in its unique mix of themes—love, revolution, vengeance, retribution, spiritual transformation—within the dramatic and artistic context of sung-through musical theater.

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‘Les Miserables’ boosts Jackman and Hathaway’s Oscar chances

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JACKMAN AND HATHAWAY. Portray Jean Valjean and Fantine, respectively. AP

It’s thrilling to see the chaotic world imagined by Victor Hugo’s hefty 1862 novel finally come to life on the big screen. With Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s music and lyrics framing its epic tale, the jump of “Les Miserables” from page to stage to screen is a Herculean endeavor that Tom Hooper faces with nervous alacrity—with good reason: Since it opened at the West End in 1985, “Les Miserables” has become musical theater’s biggest brand!

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