'Hairspray' Gets A New Do

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'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#1
Posted: 2/4/09 at 9:10am
'Hairspray' has just announced that it is now running until March 27th 2010.
Within weeks they are to make a big announcement as to who will replace Mr Ball from July this year.
It's just great news that the show will live on after he leaves- let the speculation begin....
Updated On: 2/4/09 at 09:10 AM
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#2
Posted: 2/4/09 at 9:58am
Hasn't Mr B extended until July? I reckon the show will survive without him, although I'm not sure for how long. I don't think it's as much of a vehicle for him as many people think it is. It's got a young, Wicked style following (although nowhere near as irritating) of youths who will always be interested. I reckon it'll do okay, but they'll probably get a name in just in case.

I'm hoping for Ken Morley.
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#2
Posted: 2/4/09 at 10:00am
Yep he's thru till July!
Ken Morley would be fab! lol
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#3
Posted: 2/4/09 at 10:03am
Yeah he would! They need someone of that calibre... perhaps Shaun Williamson. He's fat.
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#4
Posted: 2/4/09 at 10:14am
Ken Morley has a great, fully trained voice.

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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#5
Posted: 2/4/09 at 10:29am
its exciting to think we could be getting a new edna and that she show has extended but michael ball is amazing !
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#6
Posted: 2/4/09 at 10:31am
Ken Morley? You are joking?!
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#7
Posted: 2/4/09 at 11:23am
ok i dont want to sound weird or nothing but whos ken morley ?
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#8
Posted: 2/4/09 at 11:30am
He's that terrible man with big glasses on the Safestyle UK adverts who used to be Reg Holdsworth in Coronation Street. For some reason, I have a fascination with awful, low rent celebrities like Ken, Freddie Starr, David Griffin, Su Pollard, Cheryl Baker etc.
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#9
Posted: 2/4/09 at 11:37am
oh no please not him ! that sounds bloody awful ! didnt he play baron bomburst in bradford last year ?
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#10
Posted: 2/4/09 at 11:44am
Probably... says it all.
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#11
Posted: 2/4/09 at 11:46am
lolage !
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#12
Posted: 2/4/09 at 11:46am
Off topic, but you two are confusing the hell out of me. Until I looked more closely I was thinking somebody was having a problem with multiple personalities!
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Posted: 2/4/09 at 11:51am
Acaila, you speak the truth. Matt, I demand you change your picture at once.
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#14
Posted: 2/4/09 at 11:58am
there ya go lovepigeon jsut for you ! its now me in the wizard of oz ! but which one am i ?
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#15
Posted: 2/4/09 at 12:13pm
This is him. Ken Morely i mean, lot LP.
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No stranger to putting a frock on. I mean Ken Morley (possibly LP too)
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#16
Posted: 2/4/09 at 12:22pm
haha he looks more of a wilbur to me
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#17
Posted: 2/4/09 at 1:23pm
As Barrowman would say, fab,fab,fab.

Could he fill the Edna shoess, certainly would not need to be high heeled!!!
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#18
Posted: 2/4/09 at 1:31pm
Or even Graham Norton...........alright taking this a bit too far!
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#19
Posted: 2/4/09 at 1:31pm
It will be a big name whenever they announce it and it will be totally unexpected as to who it will be. Remember the drop dead shock when they announced Michael Ball was to be Londons Edna and now, nearly two years later, they are begging him to stay!
Personally, I think that if Harvey loves the show so much and had such a blast opening it on Broadway and then returning to close it 5 years later he should show his face in London for 3 or 6 months
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#20
Posted: 2/4/09 at 1:34pm
Harvey would be an inspired choice if he could sing!
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#21
Posted: 2/4/09 at 1:40pm
I know what you mean- Sing!?!!!? Debatable and hard to listen to on the CD but in the theatre it was a triumph to have him belt those numbers out like that.
You have to remember that it was his presence, his 'singing', his interpretation of the role of Edna in the stage version that sent that show into the glorious heights of musical comedy heaven where it always be remember alongside Broadway's greatest names in that genre.
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#22
Posted: 2/4/09 at 1:48pm
I would like to see Feinstein in London and pay to see him, then can be more impartial!
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#23
Posted: 2/4/09 at 2:48pm
"didnt he play baron bomburst in bradford last year ?"

Yep - with Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts from Coronation Street) as Caractacus Potts. I was so not tempted by this stunt casting.

I'd agree that Ken Morley is more of a Wilbur, but I think he's most of a Ken Morley and would play his TV persona in whatever role. And I would so not see him in anything.
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re: 'Hairspray' Gets A New Do#24
Posted: 2/4/09 at 3:11pm
Shaun Williamson was rumoured to replace mel smith as wilber, thank goodness that didnt happen.

Might be someone not fat, if they can cope with moving in more padding.