Hairspray

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Look who’s back! Don’t miss Michael Ball reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray the Musical.



The huge-hearted, smash-hit musical arrives at the magnificent London Coliseum from next April for a strictly limited 12-week season.



Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and big dreams. Can she make it on the local TV dance show, win the heart of teen heartthrob Link Larkin and bring everyone together – whatever their colour, size or hairdo? Well if you want a change, you’ve really got to shake things up!



From the original award-winning creative team of director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, and featuring the infectiously feel-good songs Good Morning Baltimore, You Can’t Stop the Beat and Big, Blonde and Beautiful this inspirational, fun-loving and fabulously uplifting musical sensation is back and bigger than ever.

Schedule

Tuesday - 7:30

Wednesday - 7:30

Thursday - 3:00, 7:30

Friday - 7:30

Saturday - 3:00, 7:30

Sunday - 4:00

London Coliseum

(London, )
(Charing Cross)- St. Martin's Lane
London,
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Founded June 9, 2006 by Producer/Presenter Michael Sterling (BroadwayWorld TV's own LA-based Producer and On-Air Host), Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal carries on in its 13th consecutive summer celebration which begins August 11th with FEELING GOOD headlined by LA's Next Great Stage Star 2018 Winner Robert Collins.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
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 celebrating the iconic ingenue and the loves of her life, at The Temple Theatre, September 6th at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Klein and Alvarez Productions, LLC is proud to present an electrifying homage to African-American divas for IndyFringe Festival Aug. 15-25, 2019. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Indianapolis' premier theater event. This production will be equally as special, as three accomplished local artists celebrate The Supremes, Aretha, Whitney, Beyoncé and other icons, alongside some of the city's most talented musicians. 'Les Chanteuses' is a tribute to black divas, who have not only made major contributions to the entertainment world, but have also blazed trails for African-American women.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
SCAN NEW YORK and BOYS & GIRLS HARBOR in collaboration with GAY MEN'S HEALTH CRISIS and FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES are proud to present with Richard Allen and Taran Gray: BAYARD: A New Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" Broadway's newest intimate concert venue a?" will present Annie Sherman performing a?oePiaf Livesa?? on Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. Sherman, known for The King & I and Sound of Music national tours, Ragtime on Ellis Island, and Macbeth at Los Angeles Opera, brings you her original and innovative translations of Edith Piaf songs as never before heard in English. This evening celebrating the scandalous and tragic life of Edith Piaf includes hits like a?oePadam,a?? a?oeMilord,a?? and a?oeLa Vie en Rose.a?? 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the brand-new Rave Theater Festival is set to launch later this week, running August 9-25, 2019 at Clemente Soto Veléz Cultural and Educational Center (107 Suffolk Street) on the Lower East Side. For its introductory year, Rave Theater Festival has selected a diverse roster of plays, musicals, family-friendly shows, and cross-disciplinary projects.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Three Rivers Music Theatre announces that renowned theatre director and educator, Beth Turcotte, will be directing their upcoming production of THE WILD PARTY.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
A classic comedy is coming to Ephrata Performing Arts Center, September 5-14, 2019, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
The cast of 'ANNE FRANK, a musical', based on Anne Frank's life will feature 12 artists on stage to recreate Anne Frank's life filled with the touching music and lyrics written by Jean Pierre Hadida. This production marks the U.S Off-Broadway Premiere of this successful French musical which will be performed for the first time in English (adapted by Dylan Hadida). Directed and produced by David Serero, this new Off-Broadway production will take place at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street New York 10016), originally produced by Francine Disegni for Broadway Mad Production, Simon & Michal Kalfon.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
This September Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret will play host to the premiere performance of THE HILARY SHOW, A New Sketch Comedy Hour, written/directed by Hilary Jimenez and Nick Thornton. A raunchy, irreverent take on the variety shows of yesteryear, THE HILARY SHOW will feature a cast of characters that will have you laughing all the way home. Playing for 2 nights only, THE HILARY SHOW performs September 27th and 28th at Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Ticket reservations are currently available at imhilaryous.com.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
The National Theatre in Washington, DC presents Pushcart Players in a?oeStone Soup and other Storiesa?? on Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 am. Pushcart is the Emmy-nominated educational theater for families, now in its 45th year of bringing something special to every young audience.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 3, 2019
This has been one of the hottest summers on record, but don't let the rising temperatures get you down! BroadwayWorld is here to remind you of some amazing musicals and plays that you can watch from the comfort of your couch (with the AC blasting)! From Netflix to BroadwayHD to On Demand, there's an option for everyone!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT), Arizona's Leader in Musical Theatre, finishes the fourteenth season with the hilarious roller-skating, finger-tapping Xanadu.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 20, 2019
It's time to head to Camp Halfblood! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Percy, Annabeth, and all the demigods of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical are heading to Broadway this fall! To prepare you to bring on the monsters, we're getting to know the show's cast members. Get a peek at Chris McCarrell, Jorrel Javier, Kristin Stokes, and more with these videos!
by Chantal Kunst - Aug 20, 2019
TEC Entertainment maakt vandaag bekend dat de Queen rockmusical WE WILL ROCK YOU van 15 tot en met 19 januari 2020 verlengd wordt in het Martini Plaza in Groningen. De spectaculair nieuwe versie van de internationaal succesvolle musical van Queen en Ben Elton wordt geheel in het Engels opgevoerd en geproduceerd in samenwerking met Peeparrow Entertainment. WE WILL ROCK YOU is voor een gelimiteerd aantal voorstellingen uitsluitend te zien in Amsterdam, Den Haag, Hengelo en Groningen. De kaartverkoop voor de voorstellingen van WE WILL ROCK YOU in MartiniPlaza in Groningen is inmiddels van start gegaan.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Auditions for the Des Moines Community Playhouse's Celebration of the Century will be held at 6:30 P.M. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2018. All auditions are open to the public; no one is pre-cast. Those auditioning must bring a prepared solo; an accompanist will be provided as well as the ability to play a track from an iPhone or similar device
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
In honor of the 108 years it took the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series, MIRACLE, the hit Chicago musical set against the backdrop of the Chicago Cubs 2016 championship season, is thrilled to celebrate its 108th performance on Friday, August 30th with a special event at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted) beginning at 7:15 p.m. The scheduled performance of the production will follow at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
After the success of last year's holiday spectacular Peter Pan and Tinkerbell a?" A Pirate's Christmas, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and Lythgoe Family Give Kids Panto will reunite this holiday season to present Aladdin and His Winter Wish Dec.12-22 in TPAC's Polk Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Kick up your heels and put on your dancing shoes on September 21 for National Dance Day! Presented in partnership between the Kennedy Center, American Dance Movement (formally the Dizzy Feet Foundation), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), this annual event invites everyone of all ages and abilities, from the littlest dancers to professionals, to participate in a free day-long celebration of the joy of dance and movement.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2019
K.I.S.S. THEATRICALS presents the East Coast premiere of WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP starring Broadway's DONNA VIVINO (Les Miz, Hairspray, Wicked) as part of the RAVE THEATER FESTIVAL. This one-woman musical with book, music and lyrics by JANET COLE VALDEZ and DEEDEE O'MALLEY, music by BETTIE ROSS, directed by HOLLY FRIEDMAN and choreography by JUSON WILLIAMS revolves around the zany adventures of an actress who risks it all for the role of a lifetime.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
On Monday, September 9th, 2019 Feinstein's at Vitello's will kick off a brand new concert series: Feinstein's Presents mostly NEW musicals, with LA's own award-winning Gregory Nabours! Mostly NEW musicals will showcase the most exciting new musical theatre writers and composers from across the country in the heart of Studio City, Feinstein's at Vitello's! Co-produced and curated by amy francis schott, producer of the long-running cabaret series (mostly)musicals, each event will present a new musical in concert, or explore the work of one writer or writing team!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Walnut Street Theatre opens its 211th season with Mel Brooks' hilarious musical comedy, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL. Directed by Charles Abbott and choreographed by Mary Jane Houdina, the electrifying production begins previews on September 3, opens September 11, and continues through October 20.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Welcome to the '60s as Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents the big, bold, and beautiful Broadway blockbuster Hairspray starting Aug. 22. This fun and fabulous musical won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score for its music by Marc Shaiman.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 16, 2019
Audiences are getting ready to head to Skid Row this fall! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's classic sci-fi musical Little Shop of Horrors is returning to New York at the Westside Theatre, with previews beginning September 17th and opening night set for October 17th. The production is set to run for a limited engagement through November 24th. To prepare you to go somewhere that's green, we're getting to know the show's cast, including Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, Christian Borle, and more. Check it all out!
by Greer Firestone - Aug 16, 2019
Walnut Street Theatre opens its 211th season with Mel Brooks' hilarious musical comedy, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL. Previews on September 3, opens September 11, and continues through October 20.
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 16, 2019
Today's top stories: casting has been announced for The Inheritance, and the national tours of Mean Girls and Once On This Island!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Take a trip back to the Renaissance with the regional premiere of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr. in Lincolnshire, previewing Wednesday, August 28th, opening Wednesday, September 4th at 7:30 p.m., and closing Sunday, October 20th. Nominated for ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, this hilarious smash hit tells the tale of two playwright brothers who are desperate to outshine Shakespeare and end up producing the first ever musical! Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein (Murder for Two and Shrek at Marriott Theatre; National Tour, Las Vegas and Chicago productions of Million Dollar Quartet) returns to the Marriott Theatre to direct, along with musical direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson and choreography by Jeff Award nominee Alex Sanchez.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
It's the turn of the century when we meet the bold and beautiful widow Dolly Levi who has found herself in the role of matchmaker. Working to pair her latest client, the miserly half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder, with the young Irene Molloy, proves interesting as Dolly finds herself eager to connect with Horace (and Horace's money).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
The producers of the new Monday night lineup of readings The Circle Series, which opened its doors on Oklahoma!'s stage August 5, have committed to a mix of new and classic works. Launching the classic end of programming on Monday, August 19 is Philip Barry's The Philadelphia Story, a play made famous by Katharine Hepburn's dynamic Tracy Lord in the 1940 film. Producers have kept castinga?"completed by Eisenberg/Beans Castinga?"under wraps, but director Em Weinstein says this reading's Lord family a?oewill keep you on your toes.a??
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 15, 2019
Hey there, teenage Baltimore! It's officially been seventeen years since Broadway audiences were first welcomed the the 60s with the opening of Hairspray at the Neil Simon Theatre on August 15, 2002. To celebrate the special occasion, we're looking back what the nicest kids in town have been up to since leaving The Corny Collins Show, including Marissa Jaret Winokur, Harvey Fierstein, Matthew Morrison, Kerry Butler, and more! Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz.
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Broadway Records will release two albums tomorrow, August 16, 2019: Kyle Taylor Parker: Broadway Soul, Vol. 1 and the world premiere recording of Anna Christie. Both albums will be available digitally, in stores, and at www.BroadwayRecords.com.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at the Patchogue Theatre, August 30 and runs through Saturday September 14, 2019 presented by The Gateway.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Kathleen Clark's (In The Mood, Southern Comforts, Secrets of a Soccer Mom) world premiere comedy What We May Be at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA, beginning August 8 and running through August 31.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Broadway Records will release two albums tomorrow, August 16, 2019: Kyle Taylor Parker: Broadway Soul, Vol. 1 and the world premiere recording of Anna Christie. Both albums will be available digitally, in stores, and at www.BroadwayRecords.com.
by Bobby Patrick - Aug 14, 2019
Darlings, last night we watched Joe's Pub BURN to the ground! Set on FIRE by the incendiary Jackie Hoffman's fire breathing mouth. This perennial of such New York musical comedy classics as Hairspray, On The Town, her star turn in Once Upon A Mattress, and the current Off-Broadway hit-of-the-season A Kleyn Eydish (oh the heck with it) Fiddler On The Roof - In Yiddish no less, held forth with stand-up and lay-them-in-the-isles comedy songs for 70(ish) minutes that have us still laughing and wanting more; even though we are SORE from all the laughter.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced the extension of its production run of 33 1/3 a?" House of Dreams, the world premiere musical written by local San Diegans Jonathan Rosenberg and Brad Ross, with additional contributions by Steve Gunderson and Javier Velasco, direction by Velasco and musical direction and arrangements by Gunderson. The show's run began August 1, 2019 and has been extended through Sunday, September 1, 2019 in the Lyceum Stage Theatre at San Diego REP.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) and Daryl Roth, Cody Lassen, The Dodgers in association with the Vineyard Theatre have just announced the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, with original stars Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse, directed by Mark Brokaw.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's annual performance camp ran July 22 through August 9. 23 student participants learned hands-on 21st Century Skills by producing and starring in their own show.
by Matt Smith - Aug 13, 2019
'Naaaaaaaaaaants ingonyama bagithi Baba!' No matter who you are or where you're from, it's a sure bet you're familiar with those iconic introductory lines. Set against the majestic backdrop of the rising Serengeti sun, the universally-recognized African cry, beckoning scores of meerkats, elephants, antelope and giraffes to emerge and greet the newest member of their animal tribe, is the quintessential Disney opening that defined a generation. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group is thrilled to announce that singer-songwriter and acclaimed musical theater performer Nyoy Volante joins the cast of SWEENEY TODD as Signor Adolfo Pirelli, the rival barber of Mr.Todd. He joins Tony and Olivier Award winner Lea Salonga, rock icon Jett Pangan, Ima Castro, Andrew Fernando, and Gerald Santos in the illustrious cast of the highly-anticipated musical thriller.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Opening on September 28th at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is Loch Ness, a New Musical. The show runs through October 13th at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
The JCCSF will present a one-night-only event with Debbie Harry on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7 p.m., as part of its Arts & Ideas 2019a?"20 season.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Award-winning New London Barn Playhouse presents Catch Me If You Can running August 7th thru August 18th and information available at www.nlbarn.org or 603-526-6710.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
The WYO Theater is pleased to present an end of summer musical duo with 42nd Street August 29 and Kinky Boots September 5, both at 6:30pm.  Captured live from London stages and presented at the WYO it's the perfect way say goodbye to summer and welcome in the WYO's 30th Anniversary Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Travelers on Vacaya's LGBT+ cruise got a real treat over the weekend, and now, so does the rest of the world! Broadway veterans Kristin Chenoweth and Katharine McPhee united to perform a Wicked classic, and it's not to be missed!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Playwrights Horizons continues its 2019/20 season of works from groundbreaking playwrights pushing their singular styles to new heights with Heroes of the Fourth Turning, written by Will Arbery
by Jay Irwin - Aug 1, 2019
If you're like me, Dear Readers, you grew up with that indelible classic film, a?oeWilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factorya?? starring the amazing Gene Wilder (and hopefully not that abomination with Johnny Depp). Or maybe you found yourself getting lost in the pages of the Roald Dahl novel, a?oeCharlie and the Chocolate Factorya??. Whichever it is you probably found yourself longing for an Everlasting Gobstopper, or wanting to meet an Oompa Loompa, or terrified of that nightmare infused boat ride in the original film. Whichever version you preferred, rest assured there's something for everyone in the current musical incarnation, bearing the same name as the novel, currently on tour and at the Paramount Theatre. There are a few sound issues, and they've taken a few liberties with the characters to punch it up to modern day, but the whimsy and yearning for a?oePure Imaginationa?? is still quite present.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.