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'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#1
Posted: 10/30/07 at 8:57pm
Post any press reviews you see during the next few days here ..........
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#2
Posted: 10/31/07 at 1:11am
DAILY MAIL

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/reviews.html?in_article_id=490836&in_page_id=1924


Based on these three reviews, it looks like the show itself is the STAR!
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#4
Posted: 10/31/07 at 3:08am
The Independent review is an outright RAVE, RAVE and more RAVE!

When are the Oliviers re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#5
Posted: 10/31/07 at 4:57am
Go Hairspray, Go! Go! Go!
These are just great. As Jo pointed out, all of them are going big time for the show/production itself along with the expected raves for Michael Balls performnace. What that means is that the show can survive when Michael decides to hang up his tits on the back of the dressing room door and the show will sell itself. Brace yourself for some downers tho because every show has some mediocre or even rotten reviews. Most are by critics who didnt have a good day at the office etc, but so far so good. You never know how the Evening Standard reacts but I have a feeling Mr De Jongh will like 'Hairspray' Its got to have at least 3 years life in it! That box office is going to be on fire at 10AM today....but we knew that anyway didnt we!!!
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#6
Posted: 10/31/07 at 5:08am
Guardian:
http://arts.guardian.co.uk/theatre/drama/reviews/story/0,,2202223,00.html

This is a really conflicted review from Billington - he gave it the star count, but his actual text has him wringing his hands, as if he can't just give in and say that he enjoyed it. He knocks the book, doesn't mention the score, and feels it "lapses into sentimental piety".

That said, does the man EVER give a top review to a musical?
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#7
Posted: 10/31/07 at 5:10am
NO he doesnt. Ive had dinner with him and he is such a bore. Just read on, read on.
EDIT -Just read it and its not that bad. The show can just put '5 stars-The Guardian' on its publicity and that will lookk great! haha

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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#8
Posted: 10/31/07 at 5:46am
I'm a good friend of Michaels ! What did you find so boring about a man who knows that much about the field we all love?
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#9
Posted: 10/31/07 at 5:55am
He was a very nice guy dont get me wrong but he just didnt come to me as the kind of guy who has the passion for theatre that most people have. Especialy being a theatre critic. I do enjoy reading him tho. Didnt mean to insult him OK, no way.
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#11
Posted: 10/31/07 at 7:34am
can we just say YEAH TO OUR VERY OWN LEANNE she has got raves to.

Interestingly the Guardian was the only UK (or is that worldwide) paper which hated the recent film version
Namo i love u but we get it already....you don't like Madonna
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#12
Posted: 10/31/07 at 7:40am
Leanne comes over in the 'This Morning' video as such a fantastic, down to earth girl and im so happy that she has gotten the reviews we knew she'd get because she Is sensational!
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#13
Posted: 10/31/07 at 7:45am
I'm so glad that the reviews have been excellent. What the critics have said reflect what I saw last night as well. I think this should win Oliviers and WOS awards but I feeling that the excellent Parade will dominate the Oliviers.
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#14
Posted: 10/31/07 at 7:57am
From Michael Coveney, published on Whatsonstage.com --


http://www.whatsonstage.com/index.php?pg=207&story=E8821193825547&title=Hairspray
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#15
Posted: 10/31/07 at 8:40am
BBC quotes some of the reviews ( a few already mentioned here, except for The Daily Express) --

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7070838.stm


DAILY EXPRESS - SIMON EDGE

"This joyous West End version, starring Michael Ball in the role of his life, makes it obvious why it swept the board at the Tony Awards. At first Ball is scarcely recognisable as Edna, a put-upon laundress with a 54EEE bust.

It is only when she discovers big-haired glamour that Ball turns on the floodlights, knocking everyone else off the stage.

Don't expect effects or spectacle. This is good, honest song-and-dance fun, where the period pastels on the costumes and sets match the relentless up-beat of the lyrics and tunes.

But the biggest thing about it, apart from Ball's falsies, is its heart."

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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#16
Posted: 10/31/07 at 9:11am
'Dont expect effects or spectacle- this is good, honest, song and dance fun'
Here! Here!
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#17
Posted: 10/31/07 at 10:16am
The stage review is in! Sorry guys, i cant link (no pun intended!)
Yet another rave! How better can this get?
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#18
Posted: 10/31/07 at 10:17am
Cast recording now ????? PRETY PLEASE!! :)
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#19
Posted: 10/31/07 at 10:21am
After an opening this big theres no way they cannot record this production.
CAST RECORDING NOW!
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#20
Posted: 10/31/07 at 10:36am
I agree Wickedboy -- CAST RECORDING PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#21
Posted: 10/31/07 at 12:40pm
WhatsonStage 4 stars
The Guardian 4 stars
The Daily Expess 5 stars
Evening Standard 4 stars
Daily Mail 4 stars
The Telegraph 4 stars
The Stage 4 stars
Time Out and many others still to come!

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re: 'HAIRSPRAY' The Votes Are In......#23
Posted: 10/31/07 at 4:17pm
Many, many thanks Gregor!
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