‘Les Miserables’ premieres in Venezuela echoing the country’s crisis | AFP

The musical ‘Les Miserables’ premieres at the Teresa Carreño Theater in Caracas, the country’s biggest theatre, a story that hits close to home for many Venezuelans as they experienced several of the themes portrayed in the piece.

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Today in History for May 18th

Highlights of this day in history: Mt. St. Helens erupts in Washington State; The U.S. Supreme Court upholds racial segregation; Pope John Paul II born in Poland; Movie director Frank Capra born; ‘Les Miserables’ ends its Broadway run. (May 18)

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Heard, Fanning and Ambrosio dazzle in Cannes

Along with Julianne Moore, the stars brought glamour to the Les Miserables red carpet. (May 15)

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‘Les Mis’ stars on writer Andrew Davies: ‘He’s got it down’

The stars of the new “Les Miserables” mini-series want to be like its 82-year-old writer Andrew Davies when they grow up. (April 30)

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My First Mentor: David Oyelowo

“Les Miserables” star David Oyelowo was influenced by several champions of his early work, including director Lee Daniels. (April 29)

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My First Mentor: Dominic West

“Les Miserables” star Dominic West was inspired by a director friend of his mother’s, who cast him in a play aged just nine. (April 29)

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Lily Collins: ‘Les Mis’ made me push myself

Themes of Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables” still resonate today for new screen adaptation stars Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins. (April 11)

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Today in History for March 12th

On this day in history: Hitler takes Austria; FDR’s first fireside chat; Gacy convicted; Girl Scouts predecessor founded; Les Miserables opens. (March 12)

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My First Audition: Clare Bowen

(27 Sep 2018) “Nashville” star and singer Clare Bowen can’t quite remember her first audition, but thinks it may have been for a stage version of “Les Miserables.” (Sept. 27)

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Youth theatre production of Les Miserables in honour of Jo Cox

A new youth theatre group, which was recently set up in Jo Cox’s former constituency to encourage young people to engage with the arts and to celebrate the legacy of the MP who was murdered in June 2016, perform the latest production of Les Miserables to celebrate Cox’s passion for collaboration and theatre.