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@HarveyFierstein - 5/1/16 11:35pm I can't wait to see what Edna gets to wear this time around! William Ivey Long created this gown/ https://t.co/HlJnki1UR4


@HarveyFierstein - 4/28/16 10:49pm Break a leg, kids! Just be true. As true as you can be. The girls are counting on you. xoxo https://t.co/uMYoxXo2vW


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Date of Birth: June 06, 1954 (61)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Everyman Theatre Presents the Great American Rep - A Rotating Rep of Epic ScaleBWW Review: Everyman Theatre Presents the Great American Rep - A Rotating Rep of Epic Scale
by Charles Shubow - May 3, 2016

Two shows in Repertory: DEATH OF A SALESMAN and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE...it just doesn't get better than this. (more...)

Bobby Smith & Brent Barrett to Lead Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLESBobby Smith & Brent Barrett to Lead Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of La Cage aux Folles directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. (more...)

BWW Review: Feel-Good KINKY BOOTS at The 5th Avenue Theatre is Fun-Filled and FabulousBWW Review: Feel-Good KINKY BOOTS at The 5th Avenue Theatre is Fun-Filled and Fabulous
by Amelia Reynolds - May 2, 2016

Picture it: New York City; the year, 2002. A wide-eyed, Broadway first timer awaiting her first celebrity signature after a production of 'Hairspray' felt a deep connection with the raspy-voiced actor when he looked me dead in the eye and apologized for his dry sharpie. With one 'Darling, I'm so sorry,' I felt connected to something that felt so distant to me before. I was probably the only 10-year-old at my elementary school who was a Harvey Fierstein fan (specifically for 'Mrs. Doubtfire' and 'La Cage aux Folle'). Little did I know that at that exact moment, my love for Broadway would be inextricably linked to my love for drag, so a drag production based on a book written by Harvey Fierstein should be a no-brainer. Throw in a score written by Cindy Lauper and you have a show that had far to fall for me if done incorrectly. Thankfully, 'Kinky Boots' at The 5th Avenue Theatre was as fabulous as I hoped it would be. (more...)

BWW TV: Tracy Turnblads Everywhere! The Search Begins for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s StarBWW TV: Tracy Turnblads Everywhere! The Search Begins for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Star
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2016

There are still many parts yet to be cast (or at least announced), including the star of the show, Tracy Turnblad. Hundreds of girls turned up for an open call over the weekend to show Telsey + Company what they could do. Below, hear from some of the ladies and from casting director Bernie Telsey himself! (more...)

West End's Callum Francis to Lead KINKY BOOTS in Melbourne; Australian Cast Announced!West End's Callum Francis to Lead KINKY BOOTS in Melbourne; Australian Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

A sensational cast of Australian and international performers has been announced to star in the premiere season of multi award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from 12 October 2016. (more...)

JUST IN: NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Now Accepting Tracy Turnblad Video Auditions!JUST IN: NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Now Accepting Tracy Turnblad Video Auditions!
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Today it was announced that video auditions will now be accepted for the role. Check out all the details HERE! (more...)

Breaking News: Martin Short & Derek Hough Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Breaking News: Martin Short & Derek Hough Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Martin Short and Emmy Award-winner Derek Hough have joined the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES is a Rollicking Good Time, If You Turn Off Your BrainBWW Review: NEWSIES is a Rollicking Good Time, If You Turn Off Your Brain
by Jay Irwin - Apr 27, 2016

I will admit to the fact that the original 1992 film of "Newsies" is one of my guilty pleasures. So when I heard they were making a stage version of the musical I was dubious but excited. The original already made you overlook much of the schlock, cheese, historical inaccuracies and plot holes. But the stage version, currently at the Paramount Theatre, with its retooled story forces even more of a willing suspension of disbelief almost to the point of brain death. But if you can manage that level of tucking rational thought into some dark corner then you're bound to have a good time as this spectacle is loaded with tons of vibrancy and a bevy of cute "boys" who sure do sing and dance pretty. (more...)


by Clemente Sanchez - Apr 27, 2016

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES México recibe a José Antonio López Tercero (more...)

Original HAIRSPRAY Star Matthew Morrison Throws His Hat in the Ring for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Original HAIRSPRAY Star Matthew Morrison Throws His Hat in the Ring for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! is starting to come together! As BroadwayWorld reported just yesterday, Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' This still leaves many roles that have yet to be cast, and we've learned that another original star has his eyes on a new part.  (more...)

Scoop: NBC's HAIRSPRAY to Air from L.A.; Will Feature Multiple Locations, Live AudienceScoop: NBC's HAIRSPRAY to Air from L.A.; Will Feature Multiple Locations, Live Audience
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed that production for HAIRSPRAY LIVE! will be the first NBC musical to shoot out in Los Angeles, instead of New York. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016
by - Apr 26, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Reacts to HAIRSPRAY:LIVE Casting: 'She's Back in the Girdle Again!'Harvey Fierstein Reacts to HAIRSPRAY:LIVE Casting: 'She's Back in the Girdle Again!'
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE, the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event to be broadcast live on December 7th. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/26/2016 - TUCK EVERLASTING Opens and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/26/2016 - TUCK EVERLASTING Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 26, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: TUCK EVERLASTING officially opens on Broadway, and Blue Man Group holds open auditions in Atlanta! (more...)

BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 25, 2016

Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

Photo Flash: Hundreds of Tracy Turnblad Hopefuls Attend Open Call for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVEPhoto Flash: Hundreds of Tracy Turnblad Hopefuls Attend Open Call for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the open call for the role of Tracy Turnblad in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! is being held today, April 24th, from 10am-2pm. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at photos from the event; check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

NBC is assembling an all-star team of Broadway's finest and most talented creatives for its upcoming production of 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's latest stage musical following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' The telecast will air Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. Check out the just released artwork for the show below! (more...)

Broadway's an Open Book: Bookwriters From ON YOUR FEET!, TUCK EVERLASTING, ALADDIN, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, JERSEY BOYS and DISASTER! Talk About Creating MusicalsBroadway's an Open Book: Bookwriters From ON YOUR FEET!, TUCK EVERLASTING, ALADDIN, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, JERSEY BOYS and DISASTER! Talk About Creating Musicals
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

Writers seeking fame and recognition are generally advised to steer clear of the task of writing books for Broadway musicals. Regarded by theatre insiders to be perhaps the most vital, yet most underappreciated element of a successful musical, the book oftentimes receives the least credit when a musical's a hit, but is the first thing blamed if it's a flop. (more...)

Review Roundup: Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Opens on the West EndReview Roundup: Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Opens on the West End
by Review Roundups - Apr 21, 2016

Theatre in the West End. The transfer follows a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and the show is booking until October 8. Smith takes on Barbra Streisand's iconic role of Fanny Brice, the Brooklyn singer and comedienne who became a Broadway sensation under producer Florenz Ziegfeld. The cast also features Darius Campbell as Nicky Arnstein, Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice,Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney, Valda Aviks as Mrs Meeker, Gay Soper as Mrs Strakosh, Natasha J Barnes as Emma/Mrs Nadler, Bruce Montague as Florenz Ziegfeld, and Joel Montague as Eddie Ryan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sheridan Smith Opens in FUNNY GIRL at the Savoy TheatrePhoto Flash: Sheridan Smith Opens in FUNNY GIRL at the Savoy Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 21, 2016

Last night, the Sheridan Smith-starring revival of FUNNY GIRL opened at the Savoy Theatre in the West End. The transfer follows a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and the show is booking until October 8. Smith takes on Barbra Streisand's iconic role of Fanny Brice, the Brooklyn singer and comedienne who became a Broadway sensation under producer Florenz Ziegfeld. The cast also features Darius Campbell as Nicky Arnstein, Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice, Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney, Valda Aviks as Mrs Meeker, Gay Soper as Mrs Strakosh, Natasha J Barnes as Emma/Mrs Nadler, Bruce Montague as Florenz Ziegfeld, and Joel Montague as Eddie Ryan. (more...)

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