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Hairspray

Hairspray will launch a new North American tour in Fall 2020. Following the Baltimore launch November 10-15, 2020, HAIRSPRAY will visit more than 60 additional cities in its first touring season.



It's 1962, and pleasantly plump Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire - to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, but she must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network - all without denting her 'do!



Don't miss Hairspray, Broadway's musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture and won eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2020
Theatre fans need not travel all the way to New York City to get a taste of Broadway. Though the Big Apple boasts perhaps the freshest productions and greatest talents in the world, many of the most successful shows on Broadway will eventually hit the road- bringing and equally magical (though sometimes slightly updated) version of their production to cities across the country.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2020
PAWS/LA, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit agency serving people and pets in need, has announced a one night only benefit event a?" Barrett Foa Has Friends! a?" on Monday, February 24, at 8pm. This very special evening of cabaret at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood will feature performances by Foa and some of his most talented friends, including Broadway favorites Laura Bell Bundy, Alex Ellis, Carly Hughes, Chris Mann, and Adam Pascal, with more to be announced. Musical director is Doug Peck, Andrew Carlberg is producer, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the presenting sponsor.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Following sell-out performances at the Phoenix Arts Club in collaboration with Michael Auger from Britain's Got Talent winning group Collabro, new musical CASES returns to the London stage at Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace with a revamped score, additional songs and an exciting new West End cast.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Broadway In Detroit today announced the six blockbuster Broadway productions that will share the spotlight in Broadway In Detroit's 2020-21 Subscription Season a?" headlined by the electrifying new musical Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations, 12-time Tony Award nominee and the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
The Howard County Arts Council has announced Howard County's signature arts event! The Celebration of the Arts in Howard County, presented by Howard Bank, will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD. Mary Ann and Chuck Scully will act as Honorary Chairs for the evening. Joseph Ritsch, Producing Artistic Director for Rep Stage, will serve as Event Emcee.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
By Popular Demand, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented the return of Julie Halston to the stage.  This special one-night-only event, entitled “Judge Julie Presiding” took place on February 3 at Birdland, located in the heart of Manhattan's Theater District.  The sold-out house was left helpless with laughter, thanks to Ms. Halston's rants, raves and readings!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Johnson Financial Group Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee have announced the 2020-2021 season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
The 10th Annual BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! will take place on Monday, February 24 at the Edison Ballroom. Hosted by Broadway's Julie Halston (Tootsie, You Can't Take it With You, Sex and the City) and directed by Carl Andress (The Confession of Lily Dare), this year's gala event will honor multi-award winning Broadway producer Daryl Roth. Tickets can be purchased at BroadwayBeltsforPFF.org
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Growing Up Broadway in Now and Then: Current & Former Broadway Kids Take the Stage! on Sunday, March 15TH, 2020 at 9:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Featuring stars of Broadway hits Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical and Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale, The Doo Wop Project traces the evolution of Doo Wop, from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. DWP takes the audience on a journey from the songs of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to 'DooWopified' versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. The Doo Wop Project comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30pm, part of Northern Trust Broadway & Cabaret Series with support from Teed & Brown, and Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
The Broadway community mourns the loss of multiple Tony Award® winning producer Margo Lion, who died on January 24, 2020 at age 75. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the Jujamcyn Theatres (the Al Hirschfeld, August Wilson, Eugene O'Neill, St. James, and Walter Kerr Theatres) where Ms. Lion often collaborated and worked; as well as the American Airlines, Bernard Jacobs, Helen Hayes, Neil Simon, New Amsterdam, Lincoln Center, Lyric Theatre, and Samuel J. Friedmans; in New York for one minute on Saturday, February 29 at exactly 7:45pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning and seven-time Oscar-nominated composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman comes to the Music Conservatory of Westchester for a one night only event on Thursday, April 16 at 7pm! Broadway fans will experience an intimate performance and conversation with the maestro behind Hairspray, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Catch Me If You Can, Mary Poppins Returns, and more incredible musical stage and screen favorites.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
The 46th Season at People's Light invites you to revisit old favorites, find fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and be part of groundbreaking new theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Purchase College, State University of New York's Broadway Technical Theatre History Project, will present the Ninth Annual Broadway technical 'Backstage Legends and Masters Award' to theater legend, William M. (Bill) Mensching on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 7 p.m. at The Performing Arts Center on campus, located at 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, NY. This free event will be recorded and archived for future viewing.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Texas Performing Arts announces Broadway in Austin 2020-21 Season; the ONLY national touring Broadway series in Austin. a?oeWe're thrilled to have six Austin premieres next season,a?? said Bob Bursey, Texas Performing Arts new Executive Director.  a?oeIt's been an incredible year on Broadway and we're bringing that excitement directly to Austin with these new productions.a??
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
The Washington Pavilion has announced the 2020-21 Pavilion Performance Series, as part of its 22nd performing arts season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
THE GREEN ROOM 42 has extended its schedule for the special 'Boy Band Brunch' from The Boy Band Project. The show will be presented every Sunday afternoon, now on sale through May 31. All performances are at 2:00 PM. An interactive musical thrill-fest, Boy Band Brunch features four sexy guys bringing you all the moves, music and magic of your favorite boy band hits. The group has created an exciting show that re-imagines the sound, movement and energy of *NSync, Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, One Direction, Boyz II Men, and more.
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Feb 19, 2020
You can't stop the beat! Hairspray is coming back to the West End, and to celebrate this exciting return, two of the show's cast members performed numbers from the show. Watch the video below!
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Feb 19, 2020
Good Morning Baltimore! We chat to the cast of Hairspray about iconic songs, the rehearsal process and returning to the West End.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Broadway in Portland is pleased to announce its 2020/21 Season with a schedule full of classics, brand-new productions, and hit musicals direct from Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is adding an additional performance of John Hill's a?oeThe Feels Livea?? due to demand after his first March 11 performance has sold out. Co-host of a?oeAndy Cohen: Livea?? and host of The Feels on SiriusXM, Hill will be joined by special guests Kathy Najimy, Marc Shaiman, Natalie Joy Johnson, and a Special a?oeBravolebritya?? Surprise Guest as they bring Hill's weekly radio show to the stage for an East Coast debut.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is adding an additional performance of John Hill's a?oeThe Feels Livea?? due to demand after his first March 11 performance has sold out. Co-host of a?oeAndy Cohen: Livea?? and host of The Feels on SiriusXM, Hill will be joined by special guests Kathy Najimy, Marc Shaiman, Natalie Joy Johnson, and a Special a?oeBravolebritya?? Surprise Guest as they bring Hill's weekly radio show to the stage for an East Coast debut.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
#CheerUpCharlie - The Show which will be taking place at The Actors' Church in Covent Garden on Sunday 3rd May at 7.30pm with an All-Star West End Cast celebrating their Ambassador Charlie Kristensen and his campaign with The Diana Award to raise awareness of anti-bullying. Proceeds from ticket sales are going to The Diana Award which runs the UK's leading anti-bullying school programme.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Royal Family Productions will remount its production of WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories from the Frontlines to accommodate the demand. WOMEN ON FIRE is written, curated, and co-directed by Royal Family artistic director Chris Henry from stories told to her by a group of anonymous women, with choreography and co-direction from Lorna Ventura.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Philly's biggest rock band turns it on again in POPS Rocks Phil Collins, March 6-8, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Today, the West End revival of HAIRSPRAY had its official launch! Michael Ball will be reprising his Olivier Award-winning turn as Edna Turnblad, and the show plays at the London Coliseum for 18 weeks only from 23 April. Check out photographs of the cast below!
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2020
Watch Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Lauren Graham, Alex Newell, Peter Gallagher, Mary Steenburgen, John Clarence Stewart and more try to guess famous NBC show theme songs.
by West of Broadway - Feb 17, 2020
It's curtains up on a very special episode of West of Broadway, a celebration of musical theatre on the West Coast! with theatre veteran Will Armstrong and introducing West of Broadway's new co-host Broadway Veteran and all-around wonderful human Wendy Rosoff.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook (SPGAS) today reminded music fans that the exciting new After Dinner Cabaret series will premiere on Tuesday, March 3 at the beautiful, newly renovated North Palm Beach Country Club, which is open to the public and located at 951 US-1.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts' Artistic Directors, Kelly Fouchi and Gary Rucker promise a very entertaining schedule of productions for the 2020-2021 season, artfully produced and directed at the multi award winning theater in Kenner's historic Rivertown.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
The actresses who played Glinda and Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked are coming to Husson University's Gracie Theatre on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. performing renditions of show-stopping musical numbers from Wicked; Hello, Dolly!; Cabaret; The Cher Show; Phantom of the Opera and many others.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Octavio Solis' Mother Road, a sequel to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Mother Road premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2019 and will run at Arena Stage from February 7 - March 8, 2020 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Broadway in Indianapolis has announced the 2020-2021 Season headlined by the six-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and the ferociously funny new musical MEAN GIRLS. Fall in love all over again with the dazzling PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on the beloved romantic comedy film. The series also boasts the Indianapolis premieres Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, with the spectacular return of Andrew Lloyd Webber's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - 50th Anniversary Tour.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
SIX is officially in previews on Broadway! Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, SIX the wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse-remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Acclaimed singer Erin Leddy (Anything Goes) and award winning film and stage actor Tim Realbuto (Yes) will bring FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE to the Laurie Beechman Theatre tonight, February 13th, at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Artistic Director Michael Unger today unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2020-21 season, which marks his inaugural season as artistic director. Skylight is Milwaukee's professional Equity music theatre company and located in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Complete casting has been announced for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Sister Act, which begins rehearsals today.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
More2Screen, the award-winning Event Cinema distributor, today confirms that the cinema release of Kinky Boots The Musical has taken £1.2 MILLION at the box office to date and it was the #1 film on Tuesday 4th February.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 12, 2020
El próximo 20 de febrero a las 20h CINE YELMO proyectará la grabación de KINKY BOOTS en Londres, gracias a +Que Cine, la ventana de contenido alternativo de Cine Yelmo. ¡Un evento que no te puedes perder! Por eso BroadwayWorld Spain quiere invitarte a verlo.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Like many single-named celebrities, this show only needs a single moniker as well - Chicago! The 1926 play, written by reporter and playwright Maurine Dallas Watkins based on actual criminals and crimes that she reported on, has become an icon in American culture. The 1996 Broadway revival of Kander & Ebb's Chicago holds the record as the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, and, in 2002, the film version won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Chicago will be here in the Valley of the Sun at Arizona Broadway Theatre March 13 - April 19, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
This news is so fetch! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, North Shore High is getting a new batch of students in the coming weeks, with Sabrina Carpenter, Chad Burris, Olivia Kaufmann, and Laura Leigh Turner joining the show's Broadway company. To get ready to see them bring the cautionary tale to life at the August Wilson Theatre, we're getting to know the four new stars, with a look back at their careers and some of their memorable performances. Check it all out!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2020
Today's top stories: Audra McDonald and Bobby Cannavale will lead A Streetcar Named Desire at Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
New York Theatre Barn will produce a reading of the new musical A Complicated Woman: The John Kenley Show on February 27th, 2020 in New York City. The reading will be directed by Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Bonnie and Clyde, Big River). New York Theatre Barn serves as a home for new musicals during incubation.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Previously announced, Leg Up On Life's NIGHT OF LIFE benefiting The Trevor Project will return to Sony Hall Monday, February 24th, 2020. The explosive arts performance party is back with a stacked line up containing some of the most enticing Choreographers, Musicians, and Drag Queens to be found in New York all coming together to raise money for The Trevor Project.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Artistic Director Michael Unger today unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2020-21 season, which marks his inaugural season as artistic director. Skylight is Milwaukee's professional Equity music theatre company and located in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is preparing to welcome one of the greatest detectives in literary history this spring with its production of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville - A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The beloved musical A Little Night Music is getting a new Los Angeles production with an eye-catching cast, including Tony Award winner, Daisy Eagan, as Petra and NBC's Hairspray Live! star, Garrett Clayton, as Henrik.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Lesley Joseph will join the cast for the UK and Ireland tour of the smash-hit musical, a?oeSISTER ACTa??. The show will open on 21 April 2020 at Leicester Curve and will visit Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield and Manchester. The UK and Ireland tour will re-open on 15 September at Birmingham Hippodrome and will finish its run in Milton Keynes on 5 December 2020. Full tour listings and casting details below.
by Andrew Child - Feb 10, 2020
Picture it: You've registered as a criminal justice major at UMass Boston, but there's this really cute girl in your theatre history class. Theatre appeals to you, especially because it gives you a chance to tell stories and to play. You start talking to that cute girl and she watches from the wings as you take on the (almost) titular role in The Importance of Being Earnest in the theatre department's production. You love the chance to be physically funny as the iconic character. You make her laugh. Flash forward: You and she are both theatre majors and finally calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend. Upon graduating, you land a spot in the acting MFA program at the University of Florida. Things are going pretty well. To top it all off, you get cast in your dream role, Seaweed Stubbs in Hairspray, at Priscilla Beach Theatre. You'll be spending the summer dancing and making people laugh in a charming little barn by the beach in Plymouth. And the best part? Your girlfriend will also be in the cast, playing Lorraine.
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2020
The 5th Avenue Theatre presents the world premiere of Bliss, an empowering original musical fantasy that flips the traditional princess narrative upside down.