Hairspray on Tour


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...)

Kate Baldwin, Sierra Boggess, Derek Klena, and More in New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Artists Striving to End Poverty announces that its most festive holiday celebration, the Eighth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, will take place on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. (more...)

Santa Flies Into London's West End This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Santa's New Sleigh was written for the Curve theatre Leicester in December 2012 and was picked up by producer Sam Bradshaw for the Lichfield Garrick last year. After selling out in Lichfield, the show opened last week in Peterborough and is now flying into London's West End until 10th December. (more...)

Raymond J. Lee Completes Cast of Star-Studded EATING RAOUL Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Feinstein's/54Below, Broadway's supper club, is pleased to announce that Raymond J. Lee (Honeymoon in Vegas, Anything Goes) has joined the all-star cast of Eating Raoul: In Concert. Based on the cult classic film, the musical featured a book by its original creator, Paul Bartel, lyrics by Boyd Graham and music by Jed Feuer.  (more...)

Derek Hough & Ne-Yo Join Judge's Table on NBC's WORLD OF DANCE
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

World renown dancer and two-time Emmy Award winner Derek Hough, who is set to co-star in the Dec. 7 production of “Hairspray Live!,” and NE-YO have been added as judges on NBC's new dance competition series WORLD OF DANCE. (more...)

VIDEO: Mark Ballas & Groomsmen Take Mannequin Challenge Just Before Walking Down the Aisle
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Just prior to the nuptials, Ballas and his groomsmen couldn't resist taking the Mannequin Challenge, set to the tune of Drake's 'Hotling Bling.' (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Boston Regional Awards Update - Jake Ryan Flynn, Sarah Kelly Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 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...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/22/2016 - 11/29/2016
by - Nov 29, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 11/22/2016 - 11/29/2016. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Central PA Regional Awards Update - Christopher Quigley, Cynthia Charles in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 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...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards Update - Patti LuPone, Frankie Leo Bennett, Alex Weisman and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 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...)

The Beat Goes On: An In-Depth Look at the History of HAIRSPRAY!
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2016

The broadcast will continue a long tradition of Hairspray- from the original vision of John Waters to Broadway and far beyond. Below, check out an in depth look at a history of Hairspray! (more...)

Leadership Change Announced at Atlanta Lyric Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the metro area's only musical theatre company, announces that long-time Managing Artistic Director Brandt Blocker will be leaving the 36-year-old company. Current Director of Education and Development Mary Nye Bennett will serve as artistic director. (more...)

The Addams Family Are Coming to King's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY when the musical comedy arrives in Glasgow in October 2017. (more...)

Darren Criss to Serve as Multi-Platform Host Throughout NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Broadcast!
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Darren Criss will be the conduit for the millions of fans watching NBC's monumental three-hour production on the network and as well as for those following the goings-on via Facebook Live. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Famed Press Agent Susan L. Schulman
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 28, 2016

In part one of Behind the Curtain's most fascinating interviews to date, Rob and Kevin sat down with famed press agent Susan L. Schulman to discuss her life and career, including such projects as Applause, State Fair, Dancin' and the infamous Dream. Susan pulls back the curtain on working side by side with such legends as Lauren Bacall, Zero Mostel, Bob Fosse,  and the abominable showman himself, David Merrick.  (more...)

Gavin Creel, Matthew Morrison and Andrea Martin to Join Seth Rudetsky's Fort Lauderdale Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times dubbed "The Mayor of Broadway," this unique series returns this winter to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Parker Playhouse with three new concert dates for the 2016-17 season produced by Mark Cortale. Kicking off the season is Broadway's Gavin Creel, Olivier Award Winning star "The Book of Mormon and star of "She Loves Me" performing on December 30 at 8:00 PM, immediately prior to his return to Broadway where he will co-star with Bette Midler in "Hello Dolly!." He is followed by Matthew Morrison, who has been nominated for a Tony Award for "Light in the Piazza" and Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his starring role in the hit TV series "Glee" on February 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM, and comedy legend Andrea Martin, star of TV's SCTV and two-time Tony Award winner for the Broadway revival of "Pippin" and "My Favorite Year," on April 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM.  (more...)

Matthew Morrison Kicks Off 'Broadway Up Close' Series in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Four of Broadway's biggest names will come to Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the second season of the "Broadway Up Close" series hosted by SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky, the man The New York Times called the 'Mayor of Broadway.'  The series is produced by Mark Cortale and first up is Matthew Morrison, who has been nominated for a Tony Award for "Light in the Piazza" and Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his starring role in the hit TV series "Glee" for one show only on Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 PM. Other stars appearing in the series this season will be Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominated superstar Vanessa Williams on Jan. 21, followed by Alice Ripley, Tony Award winner for "Next to Normal" on May 6, and last but not least, living legend and a two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera on June 3. (more...)

CHRISTMAS INN at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

It's just days before Christmas and the Christmas Inn is a hive of activity. Two famous entertainers who split up their act return to the Inn--one to try out his new Christmas show and the other to see the place one last time before it is sold. Enjoy an evening of holiday music, laughter and a poignant story filled with Christmas magic as the supporting players and the families of the feuding stars try to get them to reunite and recreate the act which made them famous. The show features all your favorite Christmas songs including an old-fashioned sing-along. (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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