Playbill Poll: Our Readers Share Their Favorite Musicals on Screen
29 Sep 2013
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In recent weeks Playbill.com shared Top Ten Lists for Movie Musicals and Musicals Captured Live on Stage. Our readers had a lot to say on the matter. Playbill.com wondered: What were some of your favorite movie musicals, or musicals filmed live on stage?
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter asking them to share their choices for their favorite musicals on screen.
Tom Hooper's film adaptation of the international hit Les Misérables, turned into a worldwide phenomenon after its release in December 2012. It stars Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman as Valjean; Russell Crowe as Javert; Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway as Fantine; Aaron Tveit as Enjolras; Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier; Amanda Seyfried as Cosette; Eddie Redmayne as Marius; Samantha Barks as Eponine; George Blagden as student Grantaire; Sacha Baron Cohen as Thenardier; Daniel Huttlestone as child-hero Gavroche and original stage star Colm Wilkinson as the Bishop.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.