Nikki Blonsky News

Date of Birth: November 09, 1988 (28)
Birth Place: Great Neck, New York, USA
Gender: Female
Air Bud Entertainment Announces the Broadcast Premiere of 'PUP STAR' - Family Adventure Debuts on Disney Channel Friday, February 17, 8:30 p.m. ET/PT All-New Franchise Air Bud Entertainment Announces the Broadcast Premiere of 'PUP STAR' - Family Adventure Debuts on Disney Channel Friday, February 17, 8:30 p.m. ET/PT All-New Franchise
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

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BWW Album Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!BWW Album Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Remy Holzer - Jan 5, 2017

Skeptics of musical theater like to ask, 'But how do they know the song?' when characters join in during a musical number. One of the virtues of HAIRSPRAY is that the audience itself actually does this: the songs are so catchy that we start singing along. This is appropriate, given the show's message of inclusivity and empowerment of the ordinary. Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics) and Scott Wittman (lyrics) are responsible for the irresistible score of this show, set in Baltimore in the 1960s, that follows plucky, overweight teenager Tracy Turnblad's quest to integrate the 'Corny Collins Show,' an AMERICAN BANDSTAND-style teen dance party that she adores. Along the way, she falls in love with one of its stars, locks horns with another, makes new friends who are black and have a different perspective and a different way of dancing, and finds a place for herself on the show and in life. And her mother Edna and best friend Penny also benefit from Tracy's widening world. (more...)

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/19-11/20/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/19-11/20/2016
by - Nov 20, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 20, 2016 - Sunday, November 20, 2016. (more...)

Air Bud Entertainment Presents a Unique Pup-tastic Spin on America's Popular TV Singing Competitions 'PUP STAR'Air Bud Entertainment Presents a Unique Pup-tastic Spin on America's Popular TV Singing Competitions 'PUP STAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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MenAlive Chorus to Close 15th Season with B'WAY@15 ExtravaganzaMenAlive Chorus to Close 15th Season with B'WAY@15 Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Under the direction of Artistic Director Bob Gunn, MenAlive -- now celebrating 15 seasons as Orange County's first and only Gay Men's Chorus -- will present a spectacular song-and-dance extravaganza showcasing some of Broadway's best musicals of the past 15 years... the very same time frame (from 2001 to 2016) of MenAlive's very existence. (more...)

MenAlive Chorus to Close 15th Season with B'WAY@15 ExtravaganzaMenAlive Chorus to Close 15th Season with B'WAY@15 Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Under the direction of Artistic Director Bob Gunn, MenAlive -- now celebrating 15 seasons as Orange County's first and only Gay Men's Chorus -- will present a spectacular song-and-dance extravaganza showcasing some of Broadway's best musicals of the past 15 years... the very same time frame (from 2001 to 2016) of MenAlive's very existence. (more...)

VIDEO: DANCING WITH THE STARS Recreates HAIRSPRAY's 'You Can't Stop the Beat'VIDEO: DANCING WITH THE STARS Recreates HAIRSPRAY's 'You Can't Stop the Beat'
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Opening the night was celebrity contestant Kim Fields and her partner Sasha Farber who danced a Jive to 'You Can't Stop The Beat' from HAIRSPRAY. (more...)

E. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at the ParamountE. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at the Paramount
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Get set for a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin' tunes and explosively colorful costumes - plus some really cool hairdos - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents HAIRSPRAY - The Broadway Musical, tonight, January 20, through February 21, 2016. (more...)

E. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This WinterE. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Get set for a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin' tunes and explosively colorful costumes - plus some really cool hairdos - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents HAIRSPRAY - The Broadway Musical, January 20 - February 21, 2016. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in Pictures
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are two of the most renowned producers working in the industry today. They are best known for their work on the past three Academy Awards ceremonies, The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live! and Smash. Their Broadway credits include Promises, Promises and How to Succeed in Buisness Without Really Trying. Film credits include Hairspray, Chicago, A Raisin in the Sun and Footloose. Upcoming projects include The Wiz Live!, the movie adaptation of Pippin and much more. (more...)

Michael J. Moritz, Jr. to Take 'US Broadway Coaching Tour' to 15 Cities This FallMichael J. Moritz, Jr. to Take 'US Broadway Coaching Tour' to 15 Cities This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Two time Tony Award nominated producer, two time Grammy Award nominated record producer and internationally acclaimed Music Director/Pianist Michael J. Moritz Jr. announces US Coaching Tour, spanning 15 cities over 45 days this October-November. Sessions are available for all ages and skill level. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY's Nikki Blonsky Dazzles With Double Linda Eder Tribute At BROADWAY SESSIONSHAIRSPRAY's Nikki Blonsky Dazzles With Double Linda Eder Tribute At BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 2, 2015

Nikki Blonsky gives a dynamite diva her due - times two! (more...)

Nikki Blonsky Impressively Reprises HAIRSPRAY's 'Good Morning Baltimore' At BROADWAY SESSIONSNikki Blonsky Impressively Reprises HAIRSPRAY's 'Good Morning Baltimore' At BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 31, 2015

Nikki Blonsky reprises her classic big screen showstopper! (more...)

Teen Drama AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID Heads to Theaters This MarchTeen Drama AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID Heads to Theaters This March
by Movies News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Oh, the teen angst of those high school years! No matter how old you are, memories of high school, whether good or bad, seem to always linger. (more...)

Amy Spanger Replaces Nikki Blonsky in Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute ConcertAmy Spanger Replaces Nikki Blonsky in Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Nikki Blonsky, who was originally scheduled to perform in Tim Realbuto's Bookseller in the Rain Maury Yeston tribute concert, had to withdraw from the production due to a severe flu that has left her on bed rest with extremely strict orders from her doctors. (more...)

Amy Spanger Replaces Nikki Blonsky in Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute ConcertAmy Spanger Replaces Nikki Blonsky in Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Nikki Blonsky, who was originally scheduled to perform in Tim Realbuto's Bookseller in the Rain Maury Yeston tribute concert, had to withdraw from the production due to a severe flu that has left her on bed rest with extremely strict orders from her doctors. Drama Desk nominee Amy Spanger ('Six Feet Under'; Reefer Madness) has replaced Ms. Blonsky as the show's opener, singing Yeston's Oscar nominated hit 'Take It All.' (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Alum Eric Anthony Lopez Joins Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute CastAMERICAN IDOL Alum Eric Anthony Lopez Joins Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

American Idol's Eric Anthony Lopez completes the principal list of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Bookseller in the Rain, a tribute to the music of legendary composer Maury Yeston. Mr. Lopez joins previously announced Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray), Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change),Mara Davi ('Smash'), Jenna Leigh Green ('Sabrina, the Teenage Witch'), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays), and Emily Esposito (A Christmas Story). Also present will be our guest of honor, Tony Award winning and Oscar nominated composer Maury Yeston. (more...)

Aaron Walpole & More Round Out Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute CastAaron Walpole & More Round Out Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Aaron Walpole (Les Miserables), Wendi Bergamini (Doctor Zhivago), and Natalie Ballenger (Orange Blossoms) complete the list of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. Bergamini and Walpole join previously announced Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray), Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change), Mara Davi ('Smash'), Jenna Leigh Green ('Sabrina, the Teenage Witch'), Laurissa Romain ('Top Five'), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays), and Emily Esposito (A Christmas Story). Also present will be our guest of honor, Tony Award winning and Oscar nominated composer Maury Yeston. (more...)

Nikki Blonsky, Mara Davi & Christine Dwyer Join Tim Realbuto's BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN ConcertNikki Blonsky, Mara Davi & Christine Dwyer Join Tim Realbuto's BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray; "Huge"), Mara Davi (A Chorus Line; Death Takes A Holiday), and Christine Dwyer (Wicked; Rent) join previously announced Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change), Jenna Leigh Green ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"), Laurissa Romain ("Top Five"), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables), Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays), and Emily Esposito (A Christmas Story) as the special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. (more...)

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