After it opened in New York in 1987, the Broadway production of
The symmetry probably won't be lost on British producer Cameron Mackintosh, who was the force behind the original stage production and is one of four producers on the movie.
This is Mackintosh's first foray into motion pictures. He is one of the biggest stage producers in London, having backed "Cats," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Miss Saigon."
The Oscar nominations on Thursday included a nod for the original songwriters of "Les Miserables,"
"Les Miserables" received nominations for picture, actor (
This year's Oscar nominations also included one for playwright