Photo Flash: First Look at Marissa Perry, Micky Dolenz, Beth Leavel and More in HAIRSPRAY: IN CONCERT!
Marking the 25th anniversary of the John Waters' original film, Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly brings together an all-star cast of Broadway, film and TV stars for the full symphonic production of the Broadway musical, Hairspray. Hairspray: In Concert! premiered with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Jan. 11-13, 2013, and will premiere with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Jan. 24-27, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.
Hairspray: In Concert! stars noted filmmaker, writer and artist John Waters (Narrator), who created and directed Hairspray, the popular cult comedy hit film in 1988, which was adapted into an Tony Award-winning Broadway musical in 2002; Micky Dolenz (Wilbur Turnblad), best known as the drummer and lead vocalist of the 1960s made-for-television band The Monkees; Broadway star Beth Leavel (Velma Von Tussle), who earned a Tony Award for The Drowsy Chaperone and a nomination for her role in Baby, It's You; and Paul Vogt (Edna Turnblad), who played the role of Edna in Hairspray on Broadway and whose television and film credits include MADtv, Grey's Anatomy, Glee and The Rerun Show.
Also starring in Hairspray: In Concert! are Nick Adams (Link Larkin), who recently appeared on Broadway in A Chorus Line and Chicago and was the winner of two Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards for his role in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Marissa Perry (Tracy Turnblad), most recently of Broadway's Sister Act and previously the role of Tracy in Hairspray on Broadway; NaTasha Yvette Williams (Motormouth Maybelle), most recently starring on Broadway in Gershwins' Porgy and Bess; Alix Korey (Prudy Pingleton), whose Broadway credits include Hello, Dolly! and The Pirates of Penzance; Julie Kavanagh (Penny Pingleton), who recently appeared in the national tour of La Cage Aux Folles; Rhiannon Hansen (Amber Von Tussle), a finalist for MTV's reality series, Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods; Bret Shuford (Corny Collins); whose Broadway credits include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Disney's Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid; Marcus Terell (Seaweed J. Stubbs) from FOX's American Idol (finalist, seasons three and four) and from NBC's America's Got Talent (semi-finalist, season three); John Phillips (Mr. Pinky), a popular actor with extensive credits within central Indiana's theater community; and the Divas of Song (Dynamites), led by Natalie Perkins, who appeared in the national Broadway tour of Hairspray.
The BSO's performance of Hairspray: In Concert! will take place at the Music Center at Strathmore on Jan. 24 and at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Jan. 25-27. For information on tickets and show times in Baltimore, contact the BSO at (410) 783-8000 or www.bsomusic.org.
Hairspray: In Concert! is produced by Ty Johnson, Senior Pops Producer at the ISO, and Matthew Spivey, Vice President of Artistic Operations at the BSO, and is directed by David Levy. Staging and choreography is directed by Jennifer Ladner and costuming is by Clare Henkel.
Beth Leavel and Company
Bret Shuford and Company