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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...)

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...)

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...)

BWW Interview: Man on the Move- Matthew Morrison Is Bringing His Act Back to NYC!BWW Interview: Man on the Move- Matthew Morrison Is Bringing His Act Back to NYC!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 18, 2016

It's been less than three months since Matthew Morrison departed FINDING NEVERLAND, and he's been going non-stop ever since. (more...)

Craig Zadan & Neil Meron At Work on Flint Water Crisis Film for LifetimeCraig Zadan & Neil Meron At Work on Flint Water Crisis Film for Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

THE WIZ LIVE producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are working on a television film for Lifetime based on the drinking water contamination disaster in Flint, Michigan. (more...)

Mark Your Calendar! NBC Will Broadcast HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on December 7Mark Your Calendar! NBC Will Broadcast HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on December 7
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

NBC will have an open casting call for the lead role of Tracy Turnblad in the upcoming holiday special HAIRSPRAY LIVE!. The network has also set an air date for the live broadcast of Wednesday, Dec. 7th! (more...)

Can You Handle the Truth? History of Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MENCan You Handle the Truth? History of Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Emmy and Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, the creator and mastermind behind the beloved NBC drama 'The West Wing,' is returning to the network with a live presentation of A FEW GOOD MEN, set to air in early 2017. (more...)

Zadan & Meron to Bring Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN to NBC Live in Early 2017!Zadan & Meron to Bring Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN to NBC Live in Early 2017!
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

BWW has just learned that Emmy and Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, the creator and mastermind behind the beloved NBC drama “The West Wing,” is returning to the network with a live presentation of A FEW GOOD MEN, set to air in early 2017. (more...)

Wanna Be In HAIRSPRAY LIVE? NBC Will Hold Open Call to Cast Tracy Turnblad!Wanna Be In HAIRSPRAY LIVE? NBC Will Hold Open Call to Cast Tracy Turnblad!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

If you've ever wanted to strut you stuff on the Corny Collins Show, today is your lucky day! NBC and Telsey + Company just announced that there will be an open call to cast HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s young leading lady. Check out the details below! (more...)

Stage Vets Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss and Stephen Moyer Board FOX's New Series SHOTS FIREDStage Vets Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss and Stephen Moyer Board FOX's New Series SHOTS FIRED
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Academy-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt ('As Good As It Gets,' 'The Sessions,' 'Mad About You'), Academy- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss ('The Goodbye Girl,' 'Jaws,' 'Madoff,' 'Mr. Holland's Opus') and Stephen Moyer ('The Bastard Executioner,' 'True Blood') have been cast in lead roles in SHOTS FIRED. (more...)

You Can't Stop This Team! Kenny Leon, Jerry Mitchell and Harvey Fierstein Sign on for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVEYou Can't Stop This Team! Kenny Leon, Jerry Mitchell and Harvey Fierstein Sign on for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

NBC just announced an all-star team of Broadway's finest creatives -- featuring familiar faces Kenny Leon, Jerry Mitchell and Harvey Fierstein -- 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, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The cast for HAIRSPRAY LIVE will be announced at a later date, but based on this news, BWW can't wait to see what NBC has in store! (more...)

GREASE: LIVE Took the Live TV Musical to School with Three Important LessonsGREASE: LIVE Took the Live TV Musical to School with Three Important Lessons
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 14, 2016

Now that we are a full two weeks removed from Fox's first foray into the world of live, televised musicals, I think it is time to look back at the lessons learned from GREASE: LIVE. Though I hailed it as a rousing success in my review, on Broadway Radio's 'This Week on Broadway,' and on BWW's 'Some Like it Pop' podcast, there are a fair number of critics and viewers that had perfectly reasonable hesitations. Whether it was occasional sound issues, too strict a reliance on the film for inspiration, the wonky new song, or uneven performances, I am fine with acknowledging those shortcomings; but to me, there are three things that made GREASE: LIVE the most entertaining and artistically satisfying live musical of this recently reinvigorated phenomenon. (more...)

Photo Flash: AN ACT OF GOD with Sean Hayes Opens in L.A. - Go Inside Opening Night with Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson & More!Photo Flash: AN ACT OF GOD with Sean Hayes Opens in L.A. - Go Inside Opening Night with Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The hit Broadway comedy AN ACT OF GOD, starring Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes, officially opened last night, February 10, at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, for a limited six-week engagement through Sunday, March 13. Joining Hayes are David Josefsberg (as Michael) and James Gleason (as Gabriel). Go inside the star-studded opening night below! (more...)

Building the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative TeamBuilding the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

As BroadwayWorld just reported, it's official -- FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, is slated to join Disney hits ALADDIN and THE LION KING on Broadway at a theatre to be announced in spring 2018. Below, get ready for the blizzard with an in-depth look at the musical's creative team! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More!BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 5, 2016

THE WIZ LIVE producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron chatted with BroadwayWorld about the production's recent success at the NAACP Image Awards and more. Check out the full interview here! (more...)

Tony Winning Set Designer Derek McLane to Design OSCAR Set for 4th Consecutive YearTony Winning Set Designer Derek McLane to Design OSCAR Set for 4th Consecutive Year
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

BWW has just learned that Tony and Emmy-winning set designer Derek McLane (THE WIZ LIVE!) will return to design the sets for this year ACADEMY AWARDS for the fourth consecutive year. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Harvey Fierstein For HAIRSPRAY LIVE?  He'll Do It!  Would Jackie Hoffman?TWITTER WATCH: Harvey Fierstein For HAIRSPRAY LIVE? He'll Do It! Would Jackie Hoffman?
by Michael Dale - Jan 13, 2016

Social Media has been abuzz with casting ideas once Harirspray Live was announced. (more...)

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