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Hairspray Live! - 2016 - Motion Picture Tickets, News, Info & More

Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "Hairspray Live!" takes place in 1962 Baltimore. Plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on "The Corny Collins Show," a local TV program. When against all odds Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters, including the resident dreamboat, Link; the ambitious mean girl, Amber; an African American boy she meets in detention, Seaweed; and his mother, Motormouth Maybelle, the owner of a local record store. Tracy's mother is the indomitable Edna, and she eventually encourages Tracy on her campaign to integrate the all-white "Corny Collins Show."



 

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Mykal Kilgore on Sunday, September 25 at 7:00 PM. Kilgore will perform original selections from his acclaimed debut album, A Man Born Black, in addition to his latest single “The Man in the Barbershop.”
by Michael Major - Sep 28, 2022
A new limited series following Vanessa Williams’ personal view about the scandal that forced her to resign her Miss America crown in 1984 is in the works. Sony Pictures have optioned the rights to her story with Neil Meron producing.
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 24, 2022
According to an interview with the NY Post, Harvey Fierstein wants pop superstar Harry Styles to star as Charlie in a rumored movie version of his musical KINKY BOOTS. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present the solo concert debut of Samantha Pauly, currently starring on Broadway in SIX the Musical, for two special performances on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2022
Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham and Lizan Mitchell will join Audra McDonald for the Broadway premiere of Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy.
by Michael Major - Sep 23, 2021
The cast features Eichner, who is the first openly gay man to co-write and star in his own major studio film, TS Madison, Natalie Morales, Guillermo Diaz, Guy Branum, Miss Lawrence, and Symone!
by Michael Major - Sep 22, 2022
Martin Short and Shania Twain may be joining ABC's upcoming Beauty and the Beast special. They are in talks for Short to play Lumière and for Twain to play Mrs. Potts. They would join previously announced H.E.R. in the role of Belle, David Alan Grier as Cogsworth, Joshua Henry as Gaston, Josh Groban as the Beast, and Rita Moreno as the Narrator.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present two special shows with stage and screen star Eden Espinosa on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7, both at 7:00 PM. In this intimate evening of music and stories, Eden reflects on her roots and offers a glimpse of what’s to come.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2021
In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Hairspray!
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 9, 2021
Twenty-one months after his solo show at The Green Room 42 was canceled, Garrett Clayton appeared as a special guest in an installment of SWINGIN' WITH THE MOUSE dedicated to The Villains. His songs? Cruella and Ursula, naturally.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2021
Excited for FUNNY GIRL's return to Broadway? We've got casting news today about Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch and Jared Grimes joining the cast for the first Broadway revival of FUNNY GIRL.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2021
In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Wicked! Find out what everyone's been up to since they starred in the hit show.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 22, 2021
Yash Raj Films announced today that it will bring its most popular film, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ as it is called throughout India) to the stage in the 2022-23 Broadway season as the new musical Come Fall In Love - The DDLJ Musical. Get all the details here.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021
The National Theatre Conference, is an organization of theatermakers that connects, supports, and advocates for the field. Each year, leading theatre professionals and academics gather in New York City to engage in the essential questions of our art.
by Michael Major - Nov 5, 2021
While the show would not be a direct spinoff of the Ellen Degeneres Show, it would be the new Warner Bros. flagship daytime talk show once Degeneres' program concludes. The test run was recently shot on Ellen's stage and is currently being pitched to different television station groups.
by Michael Major - Nov 5, 2021
Ariana Grande appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss being a judge on The Voice and her role in the new film 'Don't Look Up'. In the interview, Fallon showed Grande an old clip of herself performing at her first singing gig at the age of 8. Watch the new interview now!
by Michael Major - Nov 4, 2021
Harvey Fierstein has joined the cast of Bros, co-written and starring Billy Eichner. Featuring an all LGBTQIA+ cast, Bros has also added SNL star Bowen Yang. Previously announced for the film are Jim Rash, Eve Lindley, D’Lo Srijaerajah, Peter Kim, Justin Covington, Dot-Marie Jones and Becca Blackwell.
by Michael Major - Nov 29, 2021
After serving as advisor for Team Ariana on The Voice, Kristin Chenoweth joined Ariana Grande backstage to discuss when they first met, working together on Hairspray Live, and musical theatre dream roles. The two chat also about their dream of performing in a Broadway revival of 'Gypsy' together.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 26, 2021
Fenistein's at Vitello's presents the inaugural concert of their new series, Vitello's Sings! Join stars from the stage and screen as they sing songs from one of our most beloved, classic Christmas movies, The Muppet Christmas Carol.
by Michael Major - Nov 2, 2021
Grande partnered with VEVO to perform 'pov', 'positions', 'safety net' featuring Ty Dolla $ign, 'my hair', '34 + 45', and 'off the table' featuring The Weeknd. Watch the full performance below!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2021
On Monday, December 13, at 8:00pm ET, Emmy and Tony Award–winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will ring in the holiday season at the Metropolitan Opera with a one-night-only concert, Kristin Chenoweth: Christmas at the Met.
by A.A. Cristi - May 5, 2022
CCAE Theatricals and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, will host a private industry reading of Bottle Shock! The Musical on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022
On Monday, April 4, 2022, Theatre Forward, a non-profit arts organization based in New York City, will hold its annual gala at the Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street, New York City to honor Tony and Obie Award winning director, Kenny Leon, and global financial services provider, Prudential Financial.
by Michael Major - Mar 31, 2022
Dove Cameron has released the music video for her latest single 'Boyfriend.' The new music video was directed by Lauren Sick and also features Raymond Ejiofor, Stefano Gallelli, William Okajima and Austin Tyson. Dove Cameron most recently starred Betsy in Apple TV+'s hit musical series Schmigadoon! Watch the new music video now!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2022
Leg Up On Life's fifth annual NIGHT OF LIFE Benefiting The Trevor Project is taking to the Sony Hall stage located in the landmark Paramount Hotel (235 W. 46th Street)! This one-night-only arts performance party, happening Monday, March 28 begins at 7:30pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022
Leg Up On Life's fifth annual NIGHT OF LIFE Benefiting The Trevor Project is taking to the Sony Hall stage located in the landmark Paramount Hotel (235 W. 46th Street)! This one-night-only arts performance party, happening Monday, March 28 begins at 7:30pm.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2022
The complete cast and creative team has been announced for the world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement of The Karate Kid – The Musical at STAGES St. Louis. Learn who is in the production!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is presenting its world premiere production of King James by ensemble member Rajiv Joseph, staged by acclaimed Tony and Obie Award-winning director Kenny Leon (Broadway’s A Raisin in the Sun; NBC TV’s “Hairspray Live!”) in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theater, now through April 10, 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2022
Cherry Poppins presents XOXO EUPHORIA GIRL A Parody Burlesque Musical. Friday July 29 8PM, Saturday July 30 8PM, and  Sunday July 31 3PM at Black Rose, 1714 N Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
Programming has been announced for the 2022/2023 season at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Find out all of the shows in the season, how to get tickets & more. 
by Michael Major - Jun 2, 2022
Katy Perry has introduced a new character for her 'PLAY' Las Vegas residency, voiced by Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein! Fierstein voices the character of Ratso, a wise-cracking rat that Perry interacts with during the concert. Get a first look at the larger-than-life puppet in action during Perry's concert now!
by Team BWW - Jun 14, 2022
SUZAN-LORI PARKS’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, will return to Broadway this Fall in a 20th Anniversary Production, directed by Tony Award-winner KENNY LEON. Learn all about the new production!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022
The Old Globe, in association with Yash Raj Films, has announced the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical, which will make its debut in San Diego this fall.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2022
 In honor of Women’s History Month, BroadwayHD is celebrating some of Broadway’s iconic female characters with new titles coming to the platform including Yentl from Yentl, Mrs. Lovett from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Tracy from Hairspray Live!.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny’s 2022 season, which opens on June 13 with the celebrated return of the 2021 hit that audiences went “Whoopee!” for, the Tony Award-winning Chicago.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company will present its world premiere production of King James by ensemble member Rajiv Joseph, staged by acclaimed Tony and Obie Award-winning director Kenny Leon (Broadway’s A Raisin in the Sun; NBC TV’s “Hairspray Live!”) in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theater, March 3–April 10, 2022 (opening March 13).
by Michael Major - Dec 3, 2021
Available everywhere now, the soundtrack features vocals by Harry Connick, Jr., Nicole Scherzinger, Tituss Burgess and Megan Hilty, with newcomer Celina Smith in the titular role of Annie and Taraji P. Henson. The album will also be released in CD format beginning January 21, 2022. Pre-order the CD and stream the new soundtrack now!
by Michael Major - Dec 3, 2021
Annie Live!, NBC's latest live television musical, scored 5.2 million viewers in its broadcast, leading the non-NFL programming on Thursday night. See how Annie's ratings compare to NBC's past live musicals, including The Sound of Music, The Wiz, Hairspray, The Grinch Musical, and more. The musical starred Celina Smith, Taraji P. Henson, and more.
by Review Roundups - Dec 22, 2021
The third year of the record-breaking North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen relaunched on December 7, 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The tour will stop by more than 30 cities across the US and Canada in the 2021/2022 season.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021
U.S. high school singers with interests in musical theater, jazz and classic popular music can apply now to experience a life-changing week of performances, pre-professional training and personal mentoring from Broadway stars and other arts and entertainment professionals.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2021
U.S. high school singers with interests in musical theater, jazz and classic popular music can apply now to experience a life-changing week of performances, pre-professional training and personal mentoring from Broadway stars and other arts and entertainment professionals.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2021
U.S. high school singers with interests in musical theater, jazz and classic popular music can apply now to experience a life-changing week of performances, pre-professional training and personal mentoring from Broadway stars and other arts and entertainment professionals.
by Michael Major - Dec 10, 2021
Jennifer Hudson has released a new holiday single! Jennifer won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award for her performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls. She was also seen in Cats, Hairspray Live, and Secret Life of Bees. She was seen on Broadway in the Color Purple. Listen to 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' now!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present the New York premiere of IT: A Musical Parody for 13 performances only, opening Thursday, October 20 and running through a special Halloween performance on Monday, October 31.
by Josh Stent - Aug 18, 2022
Hey Melbourne, welcome to the 60's! It's time to put on your most colourful and crazily patterned outfit, tease your hair big, bold, and beautiful, and head on down to the Regent Theatre. Hairspray is back and this time it's the original Broadway version of the musical! Having grown up listening to the original Broadway cast album, it was a sheer delight for a theatre nerd like me to see the original version of Hairspray here in Australia. Seeing this production's opening night performance which coincided exactly 20 years from Hairspray's Broadway premiere was also a big fat cherry on the top! While some elements of the original version do now feel slightly dated and some of this production's casting choices don't always allow Hairspray's vibrant characters to shine as brightly as one would like, you can't deny that this show is just so much fun. From the moment the show opens with 'Good Morning Baltimore' to the standing ovation worthy finale of 'You Can't Stop The Beat', Hairspray will put a smile on your face and have you dancing in your seat.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2022
Get ready to get LIT with music director Gregory Nabours and a HIGH-flying lineup of SMOKING hot talent on Wednesday 4.20.22 at Feinstein's at Vitello's!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022
It's 4.20, and tonight is the night for a HIGH Time at Feinstein's at Vitello's with the SMOKIN hot cast of (mostly)musicals! But if you want to see them LIGHT UP the stage, act now, there are very few tickets remaining.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
Nothing says 'I love you, Mom' better than a Broadway show showcasing the great moms of musical theater, past and present with a 25% off annual subscription to the world’s premier online streaming platform promoting and preserving over 300 premium live productions, BroadwayHD. 
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2022
(mostly)musicals is back at Vitello's and ready to get LIT on 4.20!