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Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

So Into It: Hairspray at UCB East with Shannon Durig, Ben Rimalower, Leslie Goshko, and Megan Meadows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Join DamIan Bellino and Anne Rodeman for So Into It: Hairspray on Tuesday, December 6th at 8 PM at UCB East. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Sings 'Miss Baltimore Crabs'
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

NBC has just released an all-new promo for Hairspray LIVE! featuring Kristin Chenoweth performing the show-stopping number 'Miss Baltimore Crabs.' (more...)

Roe Hartrampf Steps in for Matt Saldivar in EATING RAOUL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Feinstein's/54Below, Broadway's supper club, has announced that Roe Hartrampf (Nobody Loves You, Unnatural Acts) will replace Matt Saldivar as the titular character in their January 5th, 2017 concert of Eating Raoul. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Regional Awards Update - Sava Cook, Kerinne Walls in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Pantochino Presents HAIRSPRAY Master Class Led by Marissa Perry
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. will present Broadway's Marissa Perry leading the first in a series of Master Classes on Thursday, December 29 at 1pm at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford. Perry starred as Tracy Turnblad in the original Broadway production of 'Hairspray.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Legacy Celebrates HAIRSPRAY Live! Star, Tony Winners and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Christian Dante White has teamed with Brent Dundore to create Broadway Legacy, a photographic and editorial exhibition that celebrates African-American achievement in the Broadway industry. Broadway veteran John Eric Parker serves as styling consultant.  (more...)

Forecast for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!: Sunny & Clear
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 7, 2016

Good Morning Baltimore! The cast and crew of NBC's Hairspray LIVE! will wake up to a beautiful day in Los Angeles, the perfect weather to entertain millions of TV viewers across the country. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/29/2016 - 12/6/2016
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BoHo Announces Directors for 2017 Season, Featuring URINETOWN and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

BoHo Theatre is excited to announce directors for its upcoming 2017 season. BoHo is focused on bringing people together through an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays, inspiring its community to make caring, thoughtful relationships the highest priority. (more...)

Natalie Weiss To Perform Music Box Concert and Teach in Cleveland Musical Theatre Intensive Educational Program
by Roy Berko - Dec 6, 2016

Cleveland Music Theatre (CMT), the brainchild of native Clevelanders Miles Sternfeld and Sean Patrick, was created to provide Northeast Ohio with high quality, engaging, locally produced musical theater by uniting Cleveland's most talented artists with Broadway/national talent, while creating educational opportunities for rising professional actors. (more...)

BACT Wins Six Theatre Bay Area Awards, Including Outstanding World Premiere Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

An original production of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site-The Musical by the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) has won six awards at the 2016 Theatre Bay Area (TBA) Awards Celebration, including Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and Outstanding World Premiere Musical.  (more...)

Raul Esparza, Constantine Maroulis & More Join ASTEP's Christmas Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Raul Esparza, Constantine Maroulis and Sean Zuni Green to join the lineup at Artists Striving to End Poverty's Eighth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, taking place on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. Additional exclusive experiences from Cats the Musical on Broadway and Wicked have been added to the special auction through Charitybuzz, featuring opportunities from Hamilton, 'Kristin Chenoweth's National Tour', and set visits to shows such as Law & Order: SVU with star Raul Esparza. (more...)

NBC Welcomes Viewers to the Sixties with Retro Advertising for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

For the fourth installment of NBC's fan-favorite live holiday musical, the network announced today that it will introduce unique ad models to bring viewers an enhanced viewing experience. OREO Cookies®, Reddi-wip and Toyota will join "Hairspray Live!," airing December 7, 2016, with  original content inspired by the style of sixties-era ads - including a special spot featuring Hairspray Live! star Derek Hough in character as Corny Collins. The network will also implement NBCU PiP technology during two commercial breaks to allow viewers the ability to simultaneously view commercial breaks alongside behind-the-scenes content. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins the Cast of LIZZIE at Greenwich Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Eden Espinosa joins cast of new rock musical Lizzie. (more...)

BWW Review: MOBY DICK at Arena Stage - Take a Dip Into the Ocean for An Adventure to Remember
by Charles Shubow - Dec 6, 2016

Herman Melville's classic noved written in 1851 is transformed into an astonishing production. (more...)

On the Scene: Are You Ready for HAIRSPRAY LIVE? Test Your Knowledge!
by Randy Rainbow - Dec 6, 2016

Hairspray LIVE! is coming, and it can't be stopped! Before the broadcast airs, test your knowledge as Randy Rainbow arrives in the theatre district to check in with ordinary fans like you! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Sean Hayes as 'Mr. Pinky' & More HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Images
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

NBC has released new images from the highly anticipated broadcast of Hairspray LIVE!, including a first look at Sean Hayes as Mr. Pinky - check out the photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Harvey Fierstein Has Fireside Chats With the Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2016

Hairspray LIVE! brings us a new video - fire-side chats with the cast hosted by Harvey Fierstein! Check out his chats with Dove Cameron, Martin Short, Maddie Baillio and more below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Darren Criss Get Served Too Much Tuna at OH, HELLO!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2016

OH, HELLO has already welcomed a slew of surprise guests, who join Gil Faizon (Nick Kroll) and George St Geegland (John Mulaney) every night for their cable-access show, 'Too Much Tuna.' Recent guests have included Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Alan Alda, F. Murray Abraham, Jason Sudeikis, Seth Meyers, Aziz Ansari, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, John Oliver, Jason Alexander, Geraldo Rivera, Edie Falco, Andrew Rannells, Jesse Eisenberg, Josh Groban, Conan O'Brien, Martin Short, Ralph Macchio, Ben Stiller, Fred Armisen, and The Apatow Family. Below, watch as Darren Criss, who will soon host NBC's Hairspray LIVE!, stops by for his fill.  (more...)

Comcast NBCUniversal to Offer Viewing Experience for Those with Visual Disabilities During National Broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Following last year's successful effort to add video description services to NBC's musical production The Wiz Live!, Comcast NBCUniversal will continue its commitment to accessible programming by offering video description with NBC's national broadcast of Hairspray Live! on December 7 at 8pm. (more...)

VIDEO: NJ Native Ben Rauch Debuts New Holiday Tune 'Jersey Christmas'
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2016

'Jersey Christmas' is a brand spankin' new holiday classic. It's the pop/rock creation of New Jersey native singer/songwriter/actor Ben Rauch, who performs lead vocals and composed the music for the song which he co-wrote with songwriter Gaby Gold. The music video was shot entirely on location in New Jersey, and features Jersey Shore beaches along with the Asbury Park landmark 'The Stone Pony' (the historic rock club known for launching the careers of Jersey heroes Springsteen & Bon Jovi). Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Interview: J. Harrison Ghee of KINKY BOOTS at Waterbury's Palace Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Dec 5, 2016

What happens when the young owner of a failing shoe factory in Northampton, England meets a fabulous London drag queen named Lola? Well, in three words - BIG FAB FUN! And audiences will have the opportunity to witness this thrilling, yet touching musical tale, KINKY BOOTS, when the show takes the stage at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, CT on December 6th. Playing the fabulous drag queen, Lola, is J. Harrison Ghee, and I had the chance to sit down with him to talk about the glamour, the hard work, and the absolute thrill of bringing this story to Waterbury. (more...)

FROM GUFFMAN TO SPINAL TAP: 54 SINGS CHRISTOPHER GUEST Announces Initial Casting
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

To celebrate over thirty years in film-making the brightest stars from Broadway and Off-Broadway's biggest hits will share one-of-a-kind performances at From Guffman to Spinal Tap: 54 Sings Christopher Guest on Sunday, January 22nd (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. The show is directed and produced by Robert W. Schneider. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 4, 2016
by - Dec 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Drops an Extended First Look!
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2016

NBC has unveiled an all-new promo for the highly-anticipated musical Hairspray LIVE!, airing Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Get a first look below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/3-12/4/2016
by - Dec 4, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Sunday, December 4, 2016. (more...)

Susan Egan Weighs in on HAMILTON Controversy in Response to Larry O'Connor
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Following the curtain speech made by the Broadway cast of Hamilton to Vice President-elect Mike Pence that took over the Internet, the resultant aftermath included an article from Hot Air writer Larry O'Connor (formally known by the alias 'Stage Right') titled 'And this is why I was a closeted conservative when I worked on Broadway' (sic). (more...)

Alex Newell Joins Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Concert Starring Shoshana Bean and Morgan James
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Morgan James, Richard Amelius and Torya Beard present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert, featuring Broadway veterans and powerhouse vocalists, Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) and Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked) and Big Beat Records recording artist Alex Newell (Glee). The one- night-only female-centered concert of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera will be directed by Richard Amelius (Time Between Us, Empty City), with musical direction by Julie McBride (Amazing Grace, Finding Neverland). A cast of 13 singers will perform the complete score, accompanied by an all-female band. Full cast to be announced. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/3/2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/3/2016. (more...)

CHEWING THE SCENERY-Randy Rainbow Checks in with Liza Minnelli to Chat HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, Pence & More!
by Randy Rainbow - Dec 2, 2016

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy gives his pal Liza a ring to catch up on all things Broadway before the holidays. From Pence at HAMILTON to Hairspray LIVE!, they cover it all! (more...)

Judine Somerville Reprises 'Dynamites' Role in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Fourteen years after appearing in the original Broadway production of Hairspray, dancer/choreographer Judine Somerville, will reprise her role as one of The Dynamites in the NBC live presentation of the musical, which will air on December 7 at 8/7c. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: The Original HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Soundtrack Is Now Streaming!
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The original soundtrack recording of Hairspray LIVE! includes studio recordings of all the musical numbers that are performed by the cast members in the live broadcast and is now available to stream on iTunes (click here) and Spotify (click here) (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Sioux Falls Regional Awards Update - Bob Wendland, Martha Stai Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

VIDEO: Let Your Dreams Come True with All-New HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Promo!
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

NBC has unveiled an all-new promo for the highly-anticipated musical Hairspray LIVE!, airing  Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Get a first look below! (more...)

Nelson Aspen to Launch December Lineup at Don't Tell Mama's BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Winter is upon us, and Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest line up for December. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Star in Musical Adaptation of SOAPDISH in London in 2017?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Sources report that Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth may be making her return to the London stage in in George Stiles (music) and Anthony Drewe (lyrics) musical SOAPDISH. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Drops an All-New Promo
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

NBC has unveiled an all-new promo for the highly-anticipated musical Hairspray LIVE!, airing Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Get a first look below! (more...)

VIDEO: Good Morning Baltimore! HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Star Maddie Baillio Visits the City
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Newcomer Maddie Baillio, who will star as Tracy Turnblad in NBC's highly-anticipated musical Hairspray LIVE!, airing Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, recently stopped by Baltimore, Md. - check out her visit to the city behind the show's signature tune 'Good Morning Baltimore' below! (more...)

Photo Flash: When Worlds Collide- HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Meets THE WIZ LIVE!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Dec 2, 2016

Tracy meets Dorothy? Now that's something I gotta see! The stars of last year's holiday hit THE WIZ LIVE! Shanice Williams (Dorothy) and Elijah Kelley (Scarecrow), stopped by to visit the cast and crew of Hairspray LIVE! (more...)

AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN Adds Weekend at The Actor's Temple
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN, a world premiere musical the creators of the Broadway bound musical Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, has added an additional three-performance weekend to the previously announced performances due to popular demand. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Month for DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE in Winnipeg
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway Across Canada announced today that individual tickets for the Winnipeg premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Monday December 12 at 10am. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Inspirational Voices Gets in the HAIRSPRAY Spirit with 'You Can't Stop the Beat'
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2016

Tony and Grammy Award-nominated Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices release the fifth video in their 'Broadway Our Way' series, featuring 'You Can't Stop the Beat' from the musical Hairspray. In tribute to NBC's live version airing on December 7th, BIV offers its voice to this joyful anthem - check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Countdown Continues! Go Behind the Scenes for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2016

NBC has just released an all-new promo for Hairspray LIVE! that takes fans behind the scenes as the finishing touches are placed! NBC's live broadcast will air Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HAIRSPRAY LIVE's 'Dynamites' & More New Images
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

NBC has shared all-new behind-the-scene images from the set of Hairspray LIVE, as well as a first look at Dynamites' Shayna Steele, Judine Somerville, and Kamilah Marshall (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Louisville Regional Awards Update - Eli Lucas, Lillie Weber Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Regional Awards Update - Wesley Hemmann, Rachel Medori Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

VIDEO: Derek Hough Talks HAIRSPRAY LIVE!; Mark Ballas Wedding & More on 'Ellen'
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Multi-talented actor, singer and dancer Derek Hough stopped by today's ELLEN to discuss all of his latest roles - both onscreen and off, including NBC's upcoming Hairspray LIVE!. (more...)

TexARTS Celebrates the Holidays with A Cool Yule
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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