Here comes Hairspray

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re: Here comes Hairspray#2
Posted: 4/23/07 at 9:34am
What's the link? Doesn't seem to be working? Is there HAIRSPRAY news? What's the buzz?
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re: Here comes Hairspray#2
Posted: 4/23/07 at 10:06am
it links to a hairspray website deigned by aka, where you can sign up for further info, but for some reason lots of people cant see it, must depend on the servers used as i can access it.

Basically its October 2007 at the Shaftesbury theatre
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re: Here comes Hairspray#3
Posted: 5/4/07 at 1:29pm
Does anyone know when tickets go on sale? I can't seem to find much about Hairspray on the internet, I guess because FAME has to have its run first. The website link didn't work for me so apologies if the date is on there.
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re: Here comes Hairspray#4
Posted: 5/4/07 at 5:22pm
Well, I read in a VARIETY article that HAIRSPRAY on the west end has been postponed due to more funding to back up the Las Vegas production...but then character breakdowns have just been sent out to agents for casting the show! So who knows?

La la la...
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re: Here comes Hairspray#5
Posted: 5/4/07 at 5:52pm
I thought the vegas show closed?
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re: Here comes Hairspray#6
Posted: 5/4/07 at 10:30pm
The Vegas production closed in May 2006!!! ;-(
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re: Here comes Hairspray#7
Posted: 5/4/07 at 11:03pm
gonna say that vegas closed ages ago, hairspray is opening this year, casting is well under way and my agent got the auditions in over a week ago
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re: Here comes Hairspray#8
Posted: 5/5/07 at 1:22pm
Yeah, I think it is definately happening as we had one of those weekend package leaflets in the post and Hairspray had a whole page advert. It said it opened in October but nothing else.
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re: Here comes Hairspray#9
Posted: 5/9/07 at 12:23pm
Well its now official

Hairspray will open in october at the Shaftesbury theatre woooh woooh

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re: Here comes Hairspray#10
Posted: 5/10/07 at 8:57am
the shaftersbury? isn't there a curse over that place that nothing does very well?
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re: Here comes Hairspray#11
Posted: 5/10/07 at 9:02am
I wouldn't say that the shows themselves have exactly been stellar...

The theatre is in a bit of an odd location, but put a good show in there and hopefully people will come!

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re: Here comes Hairspray#12
Posted: 5/10/07 at 9:07am
I agree with you both Eastwickian and Leanne Jones.

The shows have not done well there really for years, it does seem to be cursed with failure and it is in a very odd location with regards to the West End's other houses.

Maybe all the interest here for Hairspray will turn this problem around?
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re: Here comes Hairspray#13
Posted: 5/10/07 at 10:12am
Any theatres luck can be turned around. Look at the Piccadily, before Guys and Dolls it had lots of flops. The Shaftesbury is in a better location than say the two theatres in Victoria, for a good show people will hunt out the theatre. I think this stands more chance of being successful than say Drowsy Chaperone.

I just wish they would get on and make an official announcement, its even being advertised in the programmes for Fame but no offical announcement has been made, expected shortly apparantly.
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re: Here comes Hairspray#14
Posted: 5/10/07 at 10:22am
I heard casting starts next week
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re: Here comes Hairspray#15
Posted: 5/10/07 at 10:25am
Typical after I posted the above I found this

http://www.theatre.com/story/id/3007293

Opens 30 Oct, but when do tickets go on sale!!??
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re: Here comes Hairspray#16
Posted: 5/10/07 at 11:35am
I think the curse thing is a bit silly

You need to look at the shows what they had in(except a few like rent and tommy) they were pretty crap or at best average , it was nothing to do with the theatre why the shows closed it was to do with the shows themselves
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re: Here comes Hairspray#17
Posted: 5/10/07 at 1:27pm
Will absolutely sell my soul to be there on opening night. I can just see me getting in trouble at work for constantly checking the internet just so I don't miss ticket-booking opening. XD
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re: Here comes Hairspray#18
Posted: 5/10/07 at 2:31pm
If Hairspray cannot save the Shaftesbury, then no future shows can I can guarantee! Hairspray's like the FUNNEST show EVER!
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Posted: 5/10/07 at 2:31pm
If Hairspray cannot save the Shaftesbury, then no future shows can I can guarantee! Hairspray's like the FUNNEST show EVER!
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re: Here comes Hairspray#20
Posted: 5/10/07 at 4:02pm
www.hairspraythemusical.co.uk

you can sign up for info on tickets
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re: Here comes Hairspray#21
Posted: 5/10/07 at 4:18pm
Ooh, thank you! Much obliged. :3
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re: Here comes Hairspray#22
Posted: 5/11/07 at 5:23am
I was gonna say that I saw Rent at the Shaftesbury when I was in London my first time in 199 for some months and I assumed it was doing very well and must ran some years--but was surprised when I looked it up it only ran a year. The Shaftesbury did host the first successful major production of Follies though....
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re: Here comes Hairspray#23
Posted: 5/11/07 at 9:57am
I'm so excited!!! THere's so much buzz around the show. I wonder how many are being seen for tracy?
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re: Here comes Hairspray#24
Posted: 5/14/07 at 9:18am
Hey Leanne,
I'm wondering the same thing. I have an audition next week. I'm assuming you're auditioning as well? I imagine they're seeing all the girls that got the screen test for the movie. Maybe some that did the original auditions a couple years ago?