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HAIRSPRAY To Open In Tel Aviv Tonight!HAIRSPRAY To Open In Tel Aviv Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

HAIRSPRAY will open tonight at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv! It will close on October 8, and is scheduled to continue its tour around the country. HAIRSPRAY premiered on Broadway in 2002 and ran until 2009. The show received twelve Tony Award nominations, and won eight, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score. (more...)

Will You Win a Golden Ticket? Digital Lottery Launches Today for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYWill You Win a Golden Ticket? Digital Lottery Launches Today for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will launch a digital lottery on Friday, August 11, 2017, making a limited number of $40 tickets available for all performances. (more...)

What is the Everlasting Lesson the Charlies of the Chocolate Factory Learned From Christian Borle?What is the Everlasting Lesson the Charlies of the Chocolate Factory Learned From Christian Borle?
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 10, 2017

The three Charlies have the amazing opportunity to work with the candy man himself, Christian Borle. Ryan Foust mentioned that they got to learn some acting and comedy tips from Borle. (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Being Big, Groundbreaking and Beautiful in IsraelBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Being Big, Groundbreaking and Beautiful in Israel
by Ronit Suzan - Aug 6, 2017

The highly anticipated hit musical of the Israeli summer Hairspray finally premiered and revealed a most professional and joyous production that was definitely worth waiting for. (more...)

Oh, We Just Can't Wait... For the Remake- A Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musicals!Oh, We Just Can't Wait... For the Remake- A Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musicals!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 5, 2017

With so many upcoming projects in the works, BWW has put together a guide to what's in store from the House of Mouse and its uber-talented creative teams! (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to the 60s! Inside Rehearsals for HAIRSPRAY Ahead of UK TourPhoto Flash: Welcome to the 60s! Inside Rehearsals for HAIRSPRAY Ahead of UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Rehearsal images for smash-hit musical Hairspray have been released today ahead of the UK tour which kicks off in Cardiff at Wales Millennium Centre on 16th August 2017. This major UK tour will visit more than 30 venues across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland until early summer 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: Good Evening, Ephrata - HAIRSPRAY at EPACBWW Review: Good Evening, Ephrata - HAIRSPRAY at EPAC
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 29, 2017

It's bigger than a beehive, it's louder than a transistor radio - it's HAIRSPRAY at Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Welcome to the Sixties! (more...)

BWW Review: Laguna Playhouse Welcomes Adorably Plucky HAIRSPRAYBWW Review: Laguna Playhouse Welcomes Adorably Plucky HAIRSPRAY
by Michael Quintos - Jul 28, 2017

To open its historic 97th season, Orange County's Laguna Playhouse is presenting an admirable new production of the Tony Award-winning 2002 hit musical comedy HAIRSPRAY, which via popular demand has now been extended through August 5. Filled with spirited performances, memorably cheeky songs, and an undeniably infectious story, this stage musical adaptation of John Waters' 1988 cult movie classic---even here in Laguna Beach's scaled-down regional production---still manages to be just as likable as it would be seeing it in a larger theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Adam Shankman's Ever Stepping Up His Dizzy Feet to Share His Love For DanceBWW Interview: Adam Shankman's Ever Stepping Up His Dizzy Feet to Share His Love For Dance
by Gil Kaan - Jul 27, 2017

Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF), co-founded in 2010 by Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman, will again host their annual National Dance Day (NDD) at The Music Center in Los Angeles and The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. this Saturday July 29, 2017. BroadwayWorld and I had the chance to quiz Adam on the importance of dance for him, and for countless others. (more...)


by Gil Kaan - Jul 27, 2017

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Photo Flash: Will Roland Inspires and Mentors the Students of Broadway Artists AlliancePhoto Flash: Will Roland Inspires and Mentors the Students of Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

This past Sunday, Will Roland led a song interpretation Master Class for a few lucky students of Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces Extension of HAIRSPRAYLaguna Playhouse Announces Extension of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce that the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season, their smash-hit, critically-acclaimed musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara, directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Celebrates 100 Sweet Performances!Photo Coverage: CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Celebrates 100 Sweet Performances!
by Walter McBride - Jul 20, 2017

The cast of Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory celebrated 100 sweet performances on Broadway last night at the Paramount Hotel Bar & Grill. BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration and brings you photos below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Laguna Playhouse's HAIRSPRAYReview Roundup: Laguna Playhouse's HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, LAGUNA BEACH!  Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season with the effervescent musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara and directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. 'We are opening our season with just the perfect show for a Laguna Beach Summer,' comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham 'We welcome Paula Hammons Sloan and the 'nicest kids in town' back to our stage for this nostalgic musical confection. Talent abounds on our stage this Summer!'   (more...)

VIDEO: Emily Blunt Exudes Pure Magic in MARY POPPINS RETURNS Motion PosterVIDEO: Emily Blunt Exudes Pure Magic in MARY POPPINS RETURNS Motion Poster
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Mary Poppins is a hot topic at this year's D23 expo. The film has just released a new motion poster of Emily Blunt in the starring role, check out how practically perfect she really is. (more...)

'Ello Guvnah! D23 Expo Kicks Off with Sneak Peek of Lin-Manuel Miranda in MARY POPPINS RETURNS'Ello Guvnah! D23 Expo Kicks Off with Sneak Peek of Lin-Manuel Miranda in MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The D23 expo kicked off today with a sizzle reel of footage from upcoming Disney films. Among the clips was a blink-and-you-missed-it look at Lin-Manuel Miranda in the upcoming Disney prequel, MARY POPPINS RETURNS. (more...)

Run and Tell That! NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!  Garners 7 EMMY NominationsRun and Tell That! NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Garners 7 EMMY Nominations
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 14, 2017

NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! was the recipient of seven Emmy nominations. Below, check out colorful images from the live broadcast featuring Emmy-nominated set designs, costumes, make-up, hairstyles and more, along with video which illustrates why HAIRSPRAY LIVE! was worthy of yesterday's high honors! (more...)

Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita presents HAIRSPRAYPhoto Flash: Music Theatre Wichita presents HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 2017 Season, 'Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre' by welcoming patrons to the 60s with a new version of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray, which runs July 12-16 in the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. The third of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions, Hairspray is part of the organization's 46th season, which is also the 30th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse presents HAIRSPRAYPhoto Flash: Laguna Playhouse presents HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

GOOD MORNING, LAGUNA BEACH!  Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season with the effervescent musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara and directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. "We are opening our season with just the perfect show for a Laguna Beach Summer," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham "We welcome Paula Hammons Sloan and the "nicest kids in town" back to our stage for this nostalgic musical confection. Talent abounds on our stage this Summer!"   (more...)

BWW Feature: HAIRSPRAY at Music Theatre WichitaBWW Feature: HAIRSPRAY at Music Theatre Wichita
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita will take audiences back to the 1960s with their production of Hairspray July 12-16. (more...)

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