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Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Susan Boyle’s Story Set to Become Musical; Hugh Jackman Eyes Film Version of ‘Les Miserables’


NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Hugh Jackman performs on stage during the 65th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2011 in New York City. (Andrew H. Walker - GETTY IMAGES)
Fees: On Thursday, the 9/11 memorial foundation announced that visitors to the museum could be required to pay an entrance fee of about $20, Victims’ relatives will always be able to enter for free. (Wall Street Journal)

Daydream Believer: The speedy rise to fame of singer Susan Boyle is being turned into a stage musical that will tour Britain, the U.S. and Australia. (AP via Washington Post)

A Star is Worn: On Saturday, Debbie Reynolds will auction her collection of movie memorabilia, which includes dresses worn by Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. (AP)

Selling History: A trove of Civil War treasures that includes the opera glasses Lincoln carried into Ford’s Theatre the night of his assassination, will be up for bidding today at Sotheby’s. (Boston Globe)

The Everyman: Hugh Jackman is in talks to star in the film adaptation of the musical “Les Miserables” for Oscar-winning “King’s Speech” director Tom Hooper. (Reuters)

Music Plan: The BBC announced its contribution to the Cultural Olympiad called Music Nation, a celebration of orchestral and other live music across the UK in 2012. (BBC)

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