Hairspray Live!

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."


by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Lavender Men, written by Roger Q. Mason and directed by Lovell Holder, had the largest audience yet for The Circle Series, a staged reading series hosted at  Circle in the Square Theatre The Circle Series is a brand new reading series that presents new and developing work on Circle In the Square's Broadway stage, home of the Tony-winning revival of Oklahoma! Inspired by work like Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day, Lavender Men is a daring historical revisionist tale told through an experiemental queer lens. The reading played to a packed house on Monday, August 24.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Feinstein's at Vitello's newest monthly series debuts Monday 9.9.19 with the music of Gregory Nabours; including a world premiere collaboration with Marc Cherry, creator of the Emmy Award winning DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES! The evening will also feature other world premieres, plus songs from Gregory's musicals THE TROUBLE WITH WORDS, MARILYN! THE NEW MUSICAL, MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, DOWN TO THE DARKNESS, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Audiences have loved Garrett Clayton in 'Hairspray Live!,' Disney movies and his dramatic roles, and now he's getting ready to add his voice to some of Dolly Parton's greatest songs.
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
NBC is spending the 'Holidays with the Houghs.'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Detroit's own Aretha Franklin truly was the a?oeQueen of Soul,a?? recording more than 100 charted singles including 17 Top 10 Pop singles and 20 No. 1 R&B singles. The first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Franklin was ranked number one Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2010. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
From the family behind TV's American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, Lythgoe Family Panto produces live, interactive musical theater for the whole family. Panto is a uniquely British holiday theatrical tradition dating back to the 1700s, taking classic fairy tales and blending them with pop culture and music, with comedic scripts, improvised moments and local references. Panto creates a raucus, interactive environment where everyone participates in the fun.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announces Jared Gertner (Broadway's The Book of Mormon) as Muddles, Garrett Clayton (Teen Beach Movie, Teen Beach 2, Hairspray Live!) as The Huntsman, and Tony Award Winner Neil Patrick Harris as The On Screen Magic Mirror in their ten- year anniversary production featuring new songs and script of A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS playing a strictly limited engagement from December 13 through December 22.
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2019
James asks his guests Kristin Chenoweth and Cobie Smulders about their beginnings in New York City - pointing out their first apartments were both were strangers, sleeping on a bunk bed. And Kristin makes sure James understand her apartment had the Clapper - the light switch device - and not another version of the clap.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Casting News! Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announce the latest casting for their ten- year anniversary production of A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101), featuring new songs and script, which will play a strictly limited engagement from December 13 through December 22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Casting News! Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announce Michael Campion (Netflix's Fuller House) in the role of Prince Harry for their ten- year anniversary production of A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101), featuring new songs and script, which will play a strictly limited engagement from December 13 through December 22.
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2019
NBC has tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in primetime results for the week of April 29-May 5 in the key demographic of adults 18-49, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research. NBC also tied for the weeklong win in adults 18-34 and adults 25-54 and led the week outright in all key adult-female demos.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
The Actors' Equity Foundation's 2019 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Sarah Stiles (Tootsie) and Ephraim Sykes (Ain't Too Proud:The Life and Times of The Temptations).  The announcement was made by Judy Rice, president of the Foundation, which administers the awards.
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2019
Last year, NBC announced that its next live musical would be Hair, airing in spring 2019. In July, the network scheduled the event for Sunday, May 19. When Sunday rolls around, however, Hair Live! won't be airing, because in February, NBC shelved the live musical permanently.
by Sara Altea Balestra - May 14, 2019
Manca poco meno di un mese all'evento teatrale piu atteso da tutta la comunita teatrale di tutto il mondo: il 9 giugno infatti, al Radio City Music Hall di New York, si svolgera la 73esima edizione dei Tony Awards. Per la seconda volta, James Corden sara il presentatore di questa serata, dopo aver ricevuto un Emmy Award per la sua performance nel 2016. Il 30 aprile, Bebe Neuwirth e Brandon Victor Dixon hanno annunciato i nomi delle opere teatrali (play e musical) in diretta streaming. Noi di BroadwayWorld non stiamo piu nella pelle! Ma soprattutto non possiamo stare con le mani in mano e, per il bene comune, vogliamo parlarvi un po' dei protagonisti di quest'anno: attori e spettacoli per lo piu poco noti in Italia ma che rappresentano, senza ombra di dubbio, il meglio di questa nuova stagione di Broadway. Nota a margine: ci muoveremo esclusivamente all'interno dell'ambito del teatro musicale (non ce ne vogliano gli appassionati di plays). Cominciamo questa nostra 'carrellata' con i protagonisti-non-protagonisti di quest'anno!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
Now celebrating its 10th year, the Great American Songbook Foundation's Songbook Academy has announced the new class of national finalists who will participate in the annual summer music intensive July 13-20.
by David Green - Mar 9, 2019
The McCallum Theatre presents Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth on Friday, March 22, at 8:00pm, and Saturday, March 23, at 8:00pm. The acclaimed star presents an intimate evening of iconic songs from her best known shows, popular standards, and classics from Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
According to Billboard, singer Ariana Grande has reached her 10th week at number one on the Billboard Artist 100 Chart with her latest album THANK U, NEXT. Billboard describes this chart as it 'measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2019
Now entering its 28th year, Broadway Theatre Project (BTP), a program described by Playbill as "The world's most prestigious musical theatre arts education program for high school and college students", announces internationally-known Voice Coaches Peisha McPhee and Michael Orland will return to teach this summer.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2019
The Broadway transfer of Beetlejuice begins previews tonight, March 28th. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
Triple threat Garrett Clayton will present a celebratory evening of cabaret, music, and dancing with his all-new show, It Takes Three, at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, June 21 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 22 (8 p.m.). 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Dove Cameron will make her LA Opera debut in The Light in the Piazza, running from October 12 through 20, 2019, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. She will play the role of Clara Johnson, a young woman with a long-hidden secret that threatens her hopes of finding true love during a summer vacation through Italy. Opera superstar Renee Fleming will portray her mother, Margaret Johnson.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 20, 2019
In January, Ariana Grande dropped her latest single, and its accompanying music video, '7 Rings.' The song features her sampling the famous Sound of Music number, 'My Favorite Things.' According to The New York Times, the song just topped Billboard's singles chart for the sixth time. The song is credited to 10 writers, but Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, who wrote the original 'My Favorite Things,' control 90% of the songwriting royalties. That makes this chart-topping hit not only a huge victory for Grande, but a huge victory for the musical theatre legends as well!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Dove Cameron will make her LA Opera debut in The Light in the Piazza, running from October 12 through 20, 2019, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
See the hotly-anticipated and extravagant production Moulin Rouge! starring Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit and Danny Burstein with a pair of incredible house seats. Stick around after the show for an exclusive set visit with Tony Award-winning scenic designer, Derek McLane.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
See the hotly-anticipated and limited production Burn This with a pair of incredible house seats. Stick around after the show for an exclusive set visit with Tony Award-winning scenic designer, Derek McLane.
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2019
In 2016, Derek Hough was set to star in a Broadway revival of Singin' In The Rain. However, later that year, BroadwayWorld reported that the production had been cancelled, due to lack of available theatres.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
City Springs Theatre, Atlanta's newest professional theatre company, presents the fantastically fun 'HAIRSPRAY The Broadway Musical,' winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, playing the beautiful Byers Theatre at The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs) July 12th through the 21st. Tickets are $30-$62, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. Visit or call 404-477-4365 for more information.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
 The Philly POPS will give three performances during the annual Wawa Welcome America Festival, including POPS on Independence with Disney Princess Susan Egan and POPS on the Parkway with Academy and GRAMMY award-winning superstar Jennifer Hudson.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
NBC's annual “Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” returns for a night of beautiful fireworks and musical performances by the biggest names in music.
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
'World of Dance' judge and two-time Emmy Award winner Derek Hough has signed a first-look producing deal for both alternative and scripted programming with Universal Television.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
On Tuesday, June 18, at 8:30pm, singer and actor Garrett Clayton, star of Disney's Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2 and Hairspray Live! on FOX is set to debut his new show It Takes Three with Ashley Argota and Desi Dennis-Dylan at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents.
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Following a triumphant performance at Coachella and becoming the first female artist in history to simultaneously hold the No.1 spot on the Official Albums Chart and Top 2 singles on the Official Singles Chart in the UK, Ariana Grande today announces, due to overwhelming demand, additional shows have been added in London for the U.K. leg of The Sweetener World Tour. Tickets go on sale on Friday 14 June at 10am. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
The cold never bothered Broadway anyway! Frozen is now playing at the historic St. James Theatre, where it opened on Thursday, March 22, 2018 and has been in the top 10 best-selling shows every week, establishing itself as the biggest musical hit of its season. Having grossed more than any new Broadway musical since Hamilton and set four St. James Theatre house records in less than a year, Frozen has been seen by nearly 1M people since its Denver pre-Broadway engagement. As the summer days heat up, we're cooling down by getting to know the current 2019 cast!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2019
Today's top stories: New casting has been announced for Tina, two new cast members are set for Dear Evan Hansen, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
In the 1920s, the Motor City put American on wheels. In the 1940s, Detroit became the a?oeArsenal of Democracy.a??
by Paul Smith - Jul 20, 2019
Hamilton is ready to blow us all away as they enter their fourth year of their monumental Broadway run! Take a look at the current cast that is burning up the Richard Rodgers stage.
by Abigail Charpentier - Jul 20, 2019
Everyone loves a little nostalgia, especially when it comes to their favorite television shows and movies growing up. For millennials and Gen Z-ers, these probably include a few DCOMs (Disney Channel Original Movie) and series. Several of the stars of these films and TV shows have gone on to further their acting and singing careers on Broadway, and some even got their start on the stage. Below is a list of stars that you may or may not know have a few theatre credits under their belt!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Emmy and Tony award-winning entertainer Kristin Chenoweth is a true renaissance woman who can do it all, and has. In a career defined by critically lauded performances on stage, television, movies, and recordings, she continues to delight audiences the world over.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
Scenario Two have announced further casting for the London debut of the acclaimed Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza. The Light in the Piazza will be performed in a full staging at the Royal Festival Hall in a limited run of only twenty performances directed by Olivier award-winner, Daniel Evans, designed by Robert Jones with costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Mick Potter. The ravishing score will be played by the 35 piece orchestra of Opera North under the baton of Kimberly Grigsby, conductor of the original Lincoln Center production.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
The Actors Fund will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, April 29, 2019. The evening will celebrate Tony Award-winning playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein; Chairman & CEO of the John Gore Organization and Tony Award-winning producer and acclaimed director John Gore; International President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and International labor leader and community advocate Matthew D. Loeb; and Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno and present to them The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor.
by William Statham - Feb 11, 2019
Few directors working today can honestly say that their careers span so many genres of the entertainment industry. Live television. Theatre. The list goes on and on. But Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon can easily claim such an honor. With a resume spanning three decades, Leon has more than proven his place as one of the American theatre's most preeminent and prolific directors. Most recently represented on Broadway with his acclaimed production of American Son (starring Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale and soon to be filmed for an upcoming release on Netflix), Leon has proved time and again to be a director for a new generation, impressing upon his audiences the importance of racial matters in our country. And now, he humbly shares his success in a memoir entitled Take You Wherever You Go (released in 2018 from Grand Central Publishing), in which he shares his deep passion for directing through the lens of his humble upbringings in Tallahassee and St. Petersburg, Florida.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Feinstein's at Vitello's has announced a new monthly series featuring a diverse array of new musicals in concert in the heart of Studio City. Each month will showcase the work of one writer or writing team, or present a new musical in concert!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019
Meet the Oz-some current cast of Wicked on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Celebrating one month of Monday night readings, The Circle Series has selected Roger Q. Mason's Lavender Men to round out the summer portion of the program. Staged at Broadway's Circle in the Square, admission for this and all readings in The Circle Series is by suggested donation, with all proceeds benefiting Circle in the Square Theatre School.
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 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 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 - Apr 4, 2019
Scenario Two have announced that three-time Olivier Award winner and current BAFTA nominee, Alex Jennings (My Fair Lady, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The Queen, Bridget Jones: The Edge, Babel, The Lady in the Van and most recently the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Crown and Unforgotten for which he has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor) will complete the cast for the London premiere of the acclaimed Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza. A stunning story about the life-changing thrill of first love, Jennings will play Signor Naccarelli the father of dashing Italian lover, Fabrizio.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Steve Martin and Martin Short will bring their critically acclaimed comedy tour Now You See Them, Soon You Won't for the first time to Australian and New Zealand audiences in November. This celebrated comedy show redefines the form in unexpected and profound ways, from two of the funniest, most influential and acclaimed talents of the past century. The duo will be joined on stage by Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers. Tickets for Now You See Them, Soon You Won't go on sale Tuesday, 7 May. To purchase, please visit The Sydney show will be part of the Just For Laughs Sydney Comedy Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Last night, Ariana Grande took the stage at Coachella! Joining her were NSYNC, Nicki Minaj, and more, which sent social media into a frenzy!