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!!!! NEW HAIRSPRAY CAST !!!!

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Posted: 4/5/09 at 9:10pm
It has been announced that the role of Edna will be taken over by Brian Conley on 27th July. The role of Tracy will be taken over by a newcomer Chloe Hart, who graduates from Guildford this year. there will also be a new Link but I'm not sure if this has been cast. I only have this information from another forum but it has been confirmed. I'm excited to have a new cast. The current team are great but I think its in need of some new fresh meat as the principals. Any comments? And do we know anything about the newcomer?
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Posted: 4/5/09 at 9:35pm
Where has this been announced?
'I only have this information from another forum but it has been announced'-
mmmm
It's not the norm for a production to make an announcement on a Sunday!

What on earth do you mean 'fresh meat' as principals!
They are award winners and that box office will dip when this new cast takes over. There is no way they will fill the Shaftesbury the way Michael Ball and company have. Why do you think they have paid him so much to do the show for nearly 32 years.





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Posted: 4/6/09 at 3:23am
Out of interest, how much is Michael Ball getting paid, im guessing it's more than equity minimum! lol
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Posted: 4/6/09 at 3:24am

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Posted: 4/6/09 at 3:30am
Oh, Im sorry if I offended you. I saw the information on the official Hairspray group on facebook, it was announced on there on Thurs.

And when I said about 'fresh meat' I wasn't being mean about the others, I was just saying its always nice when a new cast come in cos they have a new sparkle! I love Michael Ball and Leanne!

Please let others have their say instead of sending such an agressive message back.

I thought these forums were to write opinions!
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Posted: 4/6/09 at 3:30am
To clear this up, there has been NO official anouncement, HOWEVER, it has been common knowledge for a few weeks now about Chloe Hart, i'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned on here before.

And although nothing official, last night, Brian confirmed the rumours of his take over as true at his live show!
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Posted: 4/6/09 at 3:32am
Thank-you very much for that. I was shocked it wasnt on here too, so thats why I posted it! Lol.
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re: !!!! NEW HAIRSPRAY CAST !!!!#7
Posted: 4/6/09 at 6:29am
Brian Conley as Edna? Yeah, I can see it.
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Posted: 4/6/09 at 9:41am
Yea I see him too.
Great singer
Great actor.
Brilliant comedian.

No offense intended but the West End board doesn't really work on the rumor control thing the way that the Broadway one does thats all.

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Posted: 4/6/09 at 11:19am
I can't see Brian Conley as Edna but he was amazing as Prof. Harold Hill in The Music Man. I am sure he will be great.

On the rumours front I much prefer casting rumours to closing rumours, those need to be controlled carefully I think.

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Posted: 4/6/09 at 5:13pm
Interesting!

OV16 Keep the rumours coming, I love them, don't listen to the others on here, if you have not got any, do what they do best on Broadway Board and make them up!

Then we can start on conspiracy theories!
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Posted: 4/6/09 at 6:49pm
lol

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Posted: 4/7/09 at 2:35pm
Yeah, OK , possibly, maybe. I can see him in this but he's got a bloody hard act to follow.

I think some of the ideas we came up with were better, but some of the ideas we dismissed (Morley, Barrymore, whoever from Celebrity-get-me-out-of-here) were much, much worse.
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re: !!!! NEW HAIRSPRAY CAST !!!!#13
Posted: 4/7/09 at 3:17pm
Someone at whatsonstage hinted the possibility of the male reality winner from Grease taking over as Link.

...

Erp.
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Posted: 4/14/09 at 6:34am
That was me!!