This is so sad.
Kyle Jean-Baptiste made history when he became the first African-American actor to play Jean Valjean of Les Misérables in a Broadway production, a run on which he had performed throughout the summer.
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Now, though, show spokesman Marc Thibodeau has confirmed Jean-Baptiste died Friday night after falling from a fire escape in New York City. He was just 21 years old.
In addition to making history with his role, Les Mis had been Jean-Baptiste's Broadway debut after graduating from college earlier this year.
Our thoughts are with his family, his fellow cast mates, and all those affected by his death.
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Anne Hathaway disappeared from the spotlight after her Oscar win because she felt like people wanted a break from her.
But now she's back on the cover of Elle UK looking fierce and getting honest!
Few people can relate to the quick success with fame she had as she swept the award season when she starred in Les Miserables, but from what it was like for her, it sounds like those who can't relate are damn lucky.
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Anne admitted that she got lost in her own fame:
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One mashup more…another mashup, another destiny…this never ending road to hilarity!
What happens when you cross Les Misérables with Queen? This video!
The reworded performance of Bohemian Rhapsody given by a group of chorus members in a 1998 Australian production of Les Mis is so funny, skilled, and catchy, you'll be wanting to watch it over and over again!
Thankfully, doing so won't take days like rewatching the movie Les Mis!
Ch-ch-check out the HIGHlarious throwback video that you could not have thought up in your wildest dreams (you dreamed in time gone by)…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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One day more…
No, silly! It's all happening RIGHT NOW!!!
Les Miserables is nominated tonight for Best Musical Revival, and if ever there were a show that belonged on Broadway forever — it would be this one!
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see their stirring performance of One Day More, complete with the ever delicious Ramin Karimloo!
But, you know, doesn't it seem like a bit of a waste to have Hugh Jackman in the house and not have him sing a bar or two? C'mon — who was in charge of that performance, huh?
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Well these two actors certainly gave Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe a run for their money!
How I Met Your Mother stars and musical theater fangirls Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris decided to treat actors in training to a spectacularly AH-Mazing performance on Bravo's Inside the Actor's Studio in honor of this show's return to Broadway.
The Musical: Les Misérables.
The Stage: HIMYM edition of Inside the Actor's Studio.
The Roles: NPH as Javert and Jason as Valjean.
The Song: The Confrontation.
The Result: Magic.
Ch-ch-check out the duo's epic performance (above) and imagine if they originated the movie roles!
A blog can dream, can't we??
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