Hairspray on Tour


Winter Workshops at A Class Act NY Acting Studio
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

One-Day Winter Workshops Hamilton Stars to Tony Nominees and L.A. and NYC Agents and Casting Directors, we have something in store for everyone this winter and we're adding new programs all the time!  (more...)

Broadway Dreams Brings WHITE CHRISTMAS Back to the Inn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Broadway Dreams Foundation celebrates White Christmas at the Inn at Grace Winery for the seventh year with two shows on Sunday, December 11 (2 p.m. and 6 p.m.). (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Boston Regional Awards Update - Simon Kiser, Lee Holmes Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Boston 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...)

National Tour of HAMILTON Comes to Minneapolis in 2018-2019 Season at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that the national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play in Minneapolis at the historic Orpheum Theatre as part of the 2018-2019 Broadway on Hennepin Season. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Central PA Regional Awards Update - Christopher Quigley, Dan Deal and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania 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...)

Donna McKechnie and More Complete Cast of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which receives its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards Update - Frankie Leo Bennett, Alex Weisman and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago 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 Sioux Falls Regional Awards Update - LOST IN YONKERS Winning Best Play!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 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...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Louisville Regional Awards Update - HAIRSPRAY Winning Best Local Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 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 - Susan Wefel, Jolie Jaffe and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 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 Delaware Regional Awards Update - Tony Oriente, Bob Hoffer and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 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...)

NBC to Air Reprise Telecast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, 12/26
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Can't get enough of Hairspray LIVE!? Then tune in to NBC for a reprise telecast of the musical on Monday, December 26th from 8-11 p.m. ET! (more...)

Ariana Grande Shares Emotional Message to Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 9, 2016

Yesterday, Ariana Grande, who starred as Penny Lou Pingleton in NBC's Hairspray LIVE!, turned to Instagram to share an emotional message with the cast and crew of the musical (more...)

THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Holiday Musical Premieres Tonight in Brooklyn!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a new fun-filled family holiday musical, will receive its World Premiere this December at Bay Ridge's Narrows Community Theater, celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season. (more...)

ANNIE to Play the Fox Theatre 3/17 – 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play five performances March 17 - 19, 2017 at the Fox Theatre as a special addition to the 2016/2017 season. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

VIDEO: Re-Live the Magic - Watch NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! In Full Now!
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Miss last night's live broadcast of Hairspray LIVE! on NBC or just need to re-live the magic all over again? Below, watch the musical in full! (more...)

Full Casting for THE ADDAMS FAMILY Tour Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK and Ireland tour of the musical comedy, The Addams Family. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Brings it Home with 'I Know Where I've Been' in HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

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...)

VIDEO: Watch HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Maddie Baillio Greet the Day with 'Good Morning Baltimore'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

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...)

VIDEO: Watch the Timeless HAIRSPRAY LIVE Performances Here
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

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...)

Actors Theatre to Launch the New Year with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are delighted to announce the cast and creative team for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. This commanding and moving play, written by Lanie Robertson, directed by Bill Fennelly and featuring Deidrie Henry as Billie Holiday, is set in the intimate atmosphere of the Bingham Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lo mejor de HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Dec 8, 2016

Disfruta de los mejores momentos de Hairspray LIVE! que se emitio anoche en NBC (more...)

VIDEO: See Harvey Fierstein Be Welcomed Back to the '60s in HAIRSPRAY LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

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...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for the Ordway in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today unveiled its 2017-2018 Musical Theater Series. (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Serves as a Joyful, Optimistic Reminder of a Powerful Message
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 8, 2016

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...)

NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Early Ratings: Down from 'The Wiz'; Matches 'Peter Pan Live'
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

NBC has just released early ratings results for last night's broadcast of Hairspray LIVE! BWW will be updating these results as more numbers become available. (more...)

Review Roundup: Run & Tell That - Critics Weigh In On NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

NBC's Hairspray LIVE aired last night, Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and originated from Los Angeles. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

42 Timeless HAIRSPRAY LIVE GIFS You Shouldn't Live Without
by Alan Henry - Dec 8, 2016

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...)

WEST WING Creator Aaron Sorkin to Receive WGAW's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Aaron Sorkin, the Emmy-winning creator of The West Wing and Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Social Network, is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, West's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement (more...)

Incredible New 2017/18 Season Announced at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Birmingham Hippodrome - the UK's most visited theatre - has today announced details of 10 exciting new titles for 2017 including the return of the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes, Cinderella. (more...)

Photo Flash: Additional Images from Tonight's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on NBC
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Below, check out more images from NBC's Hairspray LIVE! The live broadcast aired tonight from Los Angeles, CA. (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...)

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...)

Paramount Theatre to Bring Beauty to Sondheim's Dark Musical SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Some, others, many and bloody well everyone need to strap themselves in for Paramount Theatre's bold new production of Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Gives 'The Voice' Contestants Tour of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Set
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

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...)

VIDEO: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Derek Hough Sends Message from Cast's Final Run-Through
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: Just In: Images from Tonight's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Below, check out just-released photos from NBC's Hairspray LIVE! The live broadcast is airing right now from Los Angeles, CA.  (more...)

VIDEO: NBC Promos Next Live Musical BYE BYE BIRDIE, Starring Jennifer Lopez
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

NBC released a first promo for its next live musical BYE BYE BIRDIE during tonight's broadcast of Hairspray LIVE! Check it out below! (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...)

Marilyn Monroe Tribute, Starring Erin Sullivan, to Play The Cutting Room This Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Marilyn Monroe was the ultimate romantic. Lovers come and go in this musical journey 'With Love, Marilyn,' a sensual and playful one-woman tribute performance which pays homage to the many loves and romances in the life of the iconic ingenue. (more...)

Michael Feinstein's 2017 Great American Songbook Academy Opens Applications
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Great American Songbook Foundation has launched the nationwide application process for its 2017 Songbook Academy, a summer music and performance intensive for high school students led by Foundation founder and five-time Grammy Award nominee Michael Feinstein. (more...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: Laura Bell Bundy to Play Mrs. Gladstone on Upcoming Season of FULLER HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

In the spinoff series, Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron-Bure) recently widowed and living in San Francisco. D.J.'s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J.'s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), along with Kimmy's feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.'s three boys - the rebellious 12-year-old Jackson, neurotic 7-year-old Max and her newborn baby, Tommy Jr. Fuller House stars Candace Cameron Bure as D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie Tanner, Andrea Barber as Kimmy Gibbler, Juan Pablo Di Pace as Fernando, Soni Nicole Bringas as Romona, Michael Campion as Jackson, Elias Harger as Max, Dashiell and FOX Messitt Twins as Baby Tommy, Scott Weinger as Steve Hale, John Brotherton as Matt Harmon, and Ashley Liao as Lola. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto's SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto are thrilled to announce a very special holiday event, Cozi Zuehlsdorff ("Dolphin Tale" Films), Joely Fisher (Broadway: Cabaret, "Desperate Housewives"), Barry Pearl ("Grease"), The Book of Mormon's Benjamin Schrader, Jeff Sumner (Genie in Disney's Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular), "American Idol" finalist Vonzell Solomon and Conor Guzman (Pasadena Playhouse; The Fantasticks) starring in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, book by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Spencer Liff, musical supervisor Michael Orland, musical direction by Michael Sobie and directed by Linda Goodrich. "Last year's holiday confection returns with an all-new Lythgoe Family Panto event on our stage!" comments Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham. Remarks Becky Lythgoe, "We are delighted to be back at the Playhouse with our second show and with this extraordinary cast for a truly magical holiday show!" SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT will begin performances on Wednesday, December 7; will open on Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm and will run through Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.  (more...)

Photo Flash: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Cast Members Share Photos of Memories and Life After HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

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...)

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