It's only been three days since NBC's latest installment in their series of annual live musical events, Hairspray Live!, but the stars of the production are already being hit hard with nostalgia! Several members of the cast, including Ephraim Sykes (Seaweed), Ariana Grande (Penny), and Tracy herself, Maddie Baillio, have taken to Instagram to express their post-Hairspray feelings. BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the most adorable posts below-let us know which ones we missed, and fingers crossed Ephraim keeps his promise to flood our timelines with more precious behind-the-scenes memories! (more...)
Welcome back to the '60s, Harvey Fierstein! The Tony Award winner reprised his role last night as Edna Turnblad in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE, and we've got the video for you below! Also, keep an eye out for some other performers from the original Broadway cast of HAIRSPRAY. (more...)
Last night, NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE had the world spinning round and round, and our hearts are still keeping time to the speed of sound. Check out some of the night's timeless performances below! (more...)
Good morning from BroadwayWorld! It still feels like there's a drummer inside our hearts watching Maddie Baillio's performance of 'Good Morning Baltimore' on NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE last night. Check out the video below! (more...)
Last night, Jennifer Hudson brought everyone to tears during her performance of 'I Know Where I've Been' on NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Ready to live that moment again? We've got the video for you below! (more...)
BroadwayWorld is pleased to be able to offer our readers our exclusive HAIRSPRAY LIVE gifs which we created while live tweeting the event over on @BroadwayWorld! Bookmark these timeless (to me) gifs and use them anytime you need to make a post who's beat your friends won't be able to stop! (more...)
There is one undeniable quality that HAIRSPRAY has retained as it has journeyed from the big screen to the stage, back to the big screen, and now to the small. The infectious excitement and optimism that Tracy Turnblad sings with in the opening number, 'Good Morning Baltimore,' is one of the most magical and important gifts that the musical theatre has given in recent decades.
From the moment that the original musical burst onto Broadway in 2002, it has been a literal and figurative rainbow of joy and happiness, and fortunately for the show's legions of fans, directed by Tony-winner Kenny Leon, NBC's live adaptation has maintained every delightful ounce of the musical's giddy goodness. (more...)
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join award-winning singer, actress and comedian, Jane Lynch, as she rings in the holidays with her brand-new show, Swingin' Little Christmas, at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)
Hey there, teenage Baltimore (and St. Louis, Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, New York, and pretty much every other city out there in America!) Don't change that channel! 'Cause every for just one afternoon night when the clock strikes four eight, you can shake it, shake it, shake with the nicest kids in town (and the best of Broadway!) during tonight's high-octane broadcast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
Yup... you can't stop the motion of the ocean or the rain from above, and you definitely can't stop the influx of tweets that will no doubt be pouring in throughout the duration of the live show!
As has become an annual tradition, everyone will presumably throw in their two cents and chime in on the action via Twitter.... and Broadway's best and brightest are certainly no exception! (more...)
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...)
Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Martin Short are just a few of the stars of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! which will air on NBC tonight. Below, Derek Hough sends viewers a video message from the cast's final run-through! (more...)
On last night's THE VOICE on NBC, the remaining artists received unforgettable advice from Oscar-winning and HAIRSPRAY LIVE! star Jennifer Hudson while touring the set of the upcoming musical event. (more...)