LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was an extra starry, musical day at the Dolby Theatre.
Adele took the stage first Friday, followed by the cast of “Les Miserables,” singing together of the first time.
Oscar nominees Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, along with co-stars Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham-Carter, Sasha Baron-Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit and Samantha Barks rehearsed their performances on the Oscar stage. They were backed by members of the musical’s stage productions from London and Broadway.
“Les Miserables” director Tom Hooper sat in the front row of the theater as his cast sang together on stage.
Moments earlier, Adele dazzled the tiny audience of show workers with her performance of the James Bond theme “Skyfall.”
She giddily remarked, “We’re seated in the front row!”