The Newport Plain Talk
Local Sports Search Sports Archive The Running Journal SEC Sports
Obituaries Obituaries Archive
Subscribe Today! Learn More About:
Search: Recent News Archives or try Advanced Search
CURRENT CONDITIONS
Overcast Overcast
56 °
Click For Extended Forecast


More Jobs
In Newport, TN



choose text size bigger text smaller text

Newport native praised for performance in Les Miserables

Published: 10:46 AM, 12/12/2013 Last updated: 10:49 AM, 12/12/2013
 

Author: Miranda Smith
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

Milwaukee, Wis.-Newport native Luke Grooms is attracting attention for his current role as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables.  He is the son of Diana Grooms, of Newport, and Harold Grooms, of Cosby.  Selma Ogle, of Newport, is his grandmother.  Grooms has a long list of theatrical credits in many well-known plays and has performed across the nation, from New York City to Los Angeles.

The play is presented by the Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, Wis. and held at the Cabot Theatre in the Broadway Theatre Center. Opening night was November 22 and the play will continue to run until December 29. Les Miserables is one of the most celebrated and memorable musical productions of all time. Originally a novel written by Victor Hugo, the musical depicts the inspirational story of characters in revolutionary France.  The play, which first debuted on Broadway in 1987, has since been enjoyed by 65 million people in more than 40 different countries and received over 100 awards internationally, including the prestigious Best Musical Tony.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

Print This Story Print This Story Email This Story Email This Story To A Friend

Subscribe to The Newport Plain Talk by clicking SUBSCRIBE. Sign up for Breaking News emails from The Newport Plain Talk by clicking EMAIL ALERTS and inputting your email address next to "Add Me" near the top right corner.

Find more businesses on

Attorneys · Automotive · Health Care · Restaurants Retail · Services · Home & Garden · Recreation
 

GET BREAKING NEWS

Enter your email address to sign up.
Email Address:
Receive special offers from The Newport Plain Talk.


PHOTO GALLERY


RECENT GALLERIES

View All Galleries