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Potential HAIRSPRAY Broadway Revival?

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Posted: 12/4/16 at 12:19pm

"They're talking about a revival," Harvey Fierstein notes. "I never say never to anything."

http://www.theatermania.com/los-angeles-theater/news/harvey-fierstein-jerry-mitchell-hairspray-live_79199.html

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Posted: 12/4/16 at 12:23pm

It'll happen right after the revival of The Wiz closes.

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Potential HAIRSPRAY Broadway Revival?#3
Posted: 12/4/16 at 12:35pm

Hairspray certainly doesn't need a revival now.

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Posted: 12/4/16 at 1:02pm

I wouldn't be particularly shocked. As these live broadcasts realize the income they expected from media sales dries up faster in the new climate of such purchases, they'll turn to other means of ancillary product marketing, such as a live run. Just because The Wiz hasn't happened (yet), doesn't mean there won't eventually be a transfer of one of these live broadcasts, to Broadway or elsewhere.

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Posted: 12/4/16 at 1:30pm

maybe a slightly scaled down version? The show's been done everywhere, so I can't imagine there'd be huge interest to see this again on Broadway.

A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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Potential HAIRSPRAY Broadway Revival?#6
Posted: 12/4/16 at 1:32pm

John Doyle's Hairspray would be... somethin'.

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Posted: 12/4/16 at 1:36pm

I am one of those that thinks a revival should come only after show has been closed for at least 10 years.

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Posted: 12/4/16 at 1:39pm

BroadwayConcierge said: "John Doyle's Hairspray would be... somethin'.

 

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Oh my. I want that.

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Posted: 12/4/16 at 1:43pm

There are already 2 major movies, the original broadway show and now the upcoming tv movie. Wouldn't  a broadway revival now be overkill?   

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Posted: 12/4/16 at 1:46pm

Sunny11 said: "There are already 2 major movies, the original broadway show and now the upcoming tv movie. Wouldn't  a broadway revival now be overkill?   

 

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I think so.

A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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Posted: 12/5/16 at 9:27am

yankeefan7 said: "I am one of those that thinks a revival should come only after show has been closed for at least 10 years.

 

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Well Hairspray has been closed for just about 8. By the time they got financing in place and a theater for a revival it would probably be 9 years at the earliest. It's hard to believe it's been that long since Hairspray closed, but it has.

 

That said, I do think a revival is a bad idea for all the other reasons mentioned.

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Posted: 12/5/16 at 9:31am

There is indeed "talk" but who knows if it will actually happen.

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Posted: 12/5/16 at 9:38am

yankeefan7 said: "I am one of those that thinks a revival should come only after show has been closed for at least 10 years."

2019 isn't that far off...

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Posted: 12/5/16 at 10:38am

Sunny11 said: "There are already 2 major movies, the original broadway show and now the upcoming tv movie. Wouldn't  a broadway revival now be overkill?   

 

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Agreed. Just give it 10-15 more years

 

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Posted: 12/5/16 at 10:56am

I guess here's the thing with the possibility of reviving any of these LIVE shows....I think there are a whole lot of people that wouldn't want to pay for a ticket, for something that they just saw on tv for FREE.  Pretty sure I wouldn't be interested.

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Posted: 12/6/16 at 7:35am

“I’ve heard some of those rumors, too—that they have been thinking about a revival for the last couple of years or so,” he says, adding that the December 7 broadcast will “put the property up in another big way and [make Hairspray] very visible. He continued, “I think in the next year or so, that might happen, but I don’t know anything about it. I’ve just heard those same kinds of rumblings.” - Robert Greenblatt 

http://www.playbill.com/article/nbcs-robert-greenblatt-on-hairspray-live-s-rain-plan-and-broadway-rumors

Interesting...


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Potential HAIRSPRAY Broadway Revival?#17
Posted: 12/6/16 at 9:46am

"2019 isn't that far off...'

True but even still I think it would do better to wait until maybe 2025. I would rather see something like "City Of Angels" be revived.