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Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

VIDEO: Henry Winkler Talks New Comedy BETTER LATE THAN NEVERVIDEO: Henry Winkler Talks New Comedy BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Henry Winkler stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about his new NBC comedy BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, premiering Tuesday, August 23rd at 10 pm/ET. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: NBC Unveils First Promo for HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Featuring All-Star Cast in Costume!VIDEO: NBC Unveils First Promo for HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Featuring All-Star Cast in Costume!
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

NBC today unveiled the highly anticipated HAIRSPRAY LIVE! first-look promo — featuring the all-star cast in costume for the first time! (more...)

Welcome to the '60's! First Look at HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Edna & Tracy in CostumeWelcome to the '60's! First Look at HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Edna & Tracy in Costume
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

PEOPLE has shared an exclusive first look at Harvey Fierstein and newcomer Maddie Baillio in costume in their iconic roles as Edna and Tracy Turnblad in NBC's upcoming HAIRSPRAY LIVE!. (more...)

NBC to Premiere Comedy Event Series BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, 8/23NBC to Premiere Comedy Event Series BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, 8/23
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The adventure of a lifetime for five celebrated men from across different genres kicks off in Tokyo on Tuesday, August 23 (10-11 p.m. ET) with the premiere of NBC's addicting new series BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. (more...)

PHOTO: Ariana Grande Teases New Look as HAIRSPRAY LIVE's 'Penny Pingleton'PHOTO: Ariana Grande Teases New Look as HAIRSPRAY LIVE's 'Penny Pingleton'
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Music superstar and stage and television actress Ariana Grande turned to Snapchat last night to tease a preview of her new look as Penny Pingleton, Tracy Turnblad's incorrible best friend in NBC's upcoming HAIRSPRAY LIVE. (more...)

NBC Reveals Starry New Poster Art for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!NBC Reveals Starry New Poster Art for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

NBC has revealed new poster art for HAIRSPRAY LIVE! featuring the names of the all-star cast members and the tagline 'We all dance to the same beat!'  (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Reveals Which Show-Stopping HAIRSPRAY Number Was Almost Cut from ShowHarvey Fierstein Reveals Which Show-Stopping HAIRSPRAY Number Was Almost Cut from Show
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

In a new interview in The Hollywood Reporter, HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Harvey Fierstein and Jennifer Hudson spoke to reporters about the upcoming live broadcast on NBC. F (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth & Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Appear at Summer Press TourPhoto Flash: Kristin Chenoweth & Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Appear at Summer Press Tour
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 3, 2016

The cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE, Derek Hough, Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Maddie Baillio, Jennifer Hudson, and Ariana Grande appeared at the NBCUniversal Summer Press Tour. (more...)

Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

It was announced Tuesday that Broadway vets, Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell would be joining the cast of NBC's Hairspray Live! as Mr. Pinky and Tracy Turnblad's gym teacher. This news comes hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement that Disney channel star, Dove Cameron, and Garrett Clayton would be joining the cast as Amber von Tussle and Link Larkin, respectively.  (more...)

VIDEO: Meet the Newest Stars of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Dove Cameron & Garrett ClaytonVIDEO: Meet the Newest Stars of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Dove Cameron & Garrett Clayton
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 2, 2016

Dove Cameron, a star of Disney Channel's popular series 'Liv and Maddie,' has been cast as Amber Von Tussle, while Garrett Clayton, co-star of a pair of TV movie musicals, will play Link Larkin (more...)

Dove Cameron and Garrett Clayton Join NBC'S All-Star HAIRSPRAY LIVE! CastDove Cameron and Garrett Clayton Join NBC'S All-Star HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Dove Cameron, a star of Disney Channel's popular series “Liv and Maddie,” has been cast as Amber Von Tussle, while Garrett Clayton, co-star of a pair of TV movie musicals, will play Link Larkin on NBC's 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 telecast of “Hairspray Live!”  (more...)

VIDEO: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Doesn't Get Crabby When Her Name Is MisspelledVIDEO: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Doesn't Get Crabby When Her Name Is Misspelled
by Michael Dale - Aug 1, 2016

The Broadway favorite is prepared when she finds her name misspelled at her parking spot. (more...)

National Geographic and Katie Couric Media Partner on New Global Documentary GENDER REVOLUTIONNational Geographic and Katie Couric Media Partner on New Global Documentary GENDER REVOLUTION
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

National Geographic Channel and Katie Couric Media, along with National Geographic Studios, the in-house production unit of the network, today announced they are joining forces on a two-hour documentary, GENDER REVOLUTION (more...)

Sneak Peak: Jennifer Hudson Rehearses HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Sneak Peak: Jennifer Hudson Rehearses HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

As previously reported, Jennifer Hudson will be taking on the role of Motormouth Maybelle in NBC's production of HAIRSPRAY LIVE on December 7th. Check out a sneak peak of J-Hud rehearsing the iconic, I KNOW WHERE I'VE BEEN below! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Gets Crabby With Marc ShaimanPHOTO FLASH: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Gets Crabby With Marc Shaiman
by Michael Dale - Jul 28, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth will be taking on the role of the deliciously evil Velma Von Tussle, a/k/a the former Miss Baltimore Crabs. (more...)

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARSSet Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, Tony and Emmy Award-winning production designer Derek McLane was the recipient of two Outstanding Production Design Emmy Award nominations for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! and the 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE's Paul Tazewell, Derek McLane & Neil Meron React to Emmy NominationsBWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE's Paul Tazewell, Derek McLane & Neil Meron React to Emmy Nominations
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, NBC's THE WIZ LIVE garnered six Emmy Award nominations. Below, return to the magical land of Oz with video and photos from the Emmy-nominated broadcast! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

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Video Look Back: HAIRSPRAY LIVE Marks Ariana Grande's Return to Musical Theater Roots!Video Look Back: HAIRSPRAY LIVE Marks Ariana Grande's Return to Musical Theater Roots!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 8, 2016

Although she has gone on to achieve international fame as a pop star, the award-winning singer has never forgotten her musical theater roots. (more...)

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