Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Fans Have Spoken! Your Top 10 Fave Performances from NBC's Hairspray Live! by Lindsey Sullivan

We know where we've been—listening to the Hairspray Live! cast recording on repeat since the broadcast! The live broadcast of the Tony-winning musical aired on NBC on December 7, a…

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THE LION IN WINTER, Based on Goldman Play, Gets New 4K Restoration at Film Forum by Movies News Desk

THE LION IN WINTER 1968, Anthony Harvey's multiple-Oscar-winning adaptation of the play by James Goldman, starring Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn, and with the film debuts of both Antho…

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VIDEO: See Harvey Fierstein Be Welcomed Back to the '60s in HAIRSPRAY LIVE by BroadwayWorld

Welcome back to the '60s, Harvey Fierstein The Tony Award winner reprised his role last night as Edna Turnblad in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE, and we've got the video for you below Also, keep an ey…

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Culturalist Challenge! Rank Your Top 10 Fave Performances from NBC's Hairspray Live! by Lindsey Sullivan

The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic t…

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The Winter’s Tale, BAM Harvey Theater, New York

A formerly derelict cinema is a fitting venue for Declan Donnellan’s production

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TV News: Catch Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, and More in Hairspray Live!

Newcomer Maddie Baillio stars as Tracy Turnblad in NBC's TV musical.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

VIDEO: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Harvey Fierstein Has Fireside Chats With the Cast! by BroadwayWorld TV

HAIRSPRAY LIVE brings us a new video - fire-side chats with the cast hosted by Harvey Fierstein Check out his chats with Dove Cameron, Martin Short, Maddie Baillio and more below

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Olivier Nominee Killian Donnelly Begins Performances in Kinky Boots on Broadway by

West End star Killian Donnelly will make his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots from December 6. Donnelly, who earned Olivier—and Grammy!—nominations for originating the role of Charl…

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Run & Tell That! Listen to the Hairspray Live! Cast Album by

We now have the perfect distraction while we count down the hours until the Hairspray Live! broadcast on December 7. Masterworks Broadway/Epic Records has just released the original soundtra…

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HAIRSPRAY Live Character Card #3: Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld has exclusive characters cards for HAIRSPRAY LIVE and we're bringing you a new one every day leading up to the special television event Today we feature Harvey Fierstein

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Being a black drama student: 'The fear of stereotyping is crippling' by Leah Harvey, Interviewed By Martin Williams

Recent graduate Leah Harvey shares her experience as the only black female student in her year at drama schoolAndrew Lloyd Webber warns of diversity crisis in British theatreI was the only b…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Cast of August Wilson's Jitney Is Poised for the Play's Broadway Debut by Lindsey Sullivan

Jitney is the only work from the great August Wilson's American Century Cycle yet to play on Broadway. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning scribe's drama begins performances at Manha…

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The Cast of August Wilson's Jitney Are Poised for the Play's Broadway Debut by Lindsey Sullivan

Jitney is the only work from the great August Wilson's American Century Cycle yet to play on Broadway. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning scribe's drama begins performances at Manha…

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tony Award-Winning Director Kenny Leon on Hairspray Live!, The Impact of Diversity, & More! by Marcus Scott

When NBC’s The Wiz Live! aired on December 3, 2015, Kenny Leon, the Tony Award-winning Atlanta-based theatre director won laurels of praise from insiders and viewers alike. A co-producti…

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Monday, November 28, 2016

VIDEO: Harvey Fierstein & Derek Hough Give Tour of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Set by TV News Desk

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Harvey Fierstein and Derek Hough give Facebook fans atour of Derek McLane's colorful set, which featuresvarious shops named in tribute to the talented people who have been i…

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Talking Hairspray Live! with Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande and All the Stars of the NBC Live Broadcast by

Paul Wontorek hits the red carpet on the NBC Universal lot to meet the stars of the December 7 broadcast of Hairspray Live!

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VIDEO: All-Star Cast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Stop By NBC's 'Today' by TV News Desk

On this morning's TODAY, the all-star cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE, Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short and newcomer Maddie Baillio, stopped by …

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There Are Easter Eggs Hidden in the Set of Hairspray Live! by Michael Gioia

And Harvey Fierstein explains all of the hidden gems before you watch it live on NBC December 7.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Watch Maddie Baillio, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth & the Cast of Hairspray Live! Perform by Lindsey Sullivan

Happy Thanksgiving, Broadway fans! Before you begin the epic eat-athon and catch up with the family, be sure to watch the cast of Hairspray Live! dish out a superbly dancey performance durin…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Run & Tell That! Watch the Unseen Footage From the Hairspray Live! Auditions by Imogen Lloyd Webber

We are LOVING this hysterical video at HQ! Check out below the "unseen footage" of the Hairspray Live! auditions, featuring the talents of the NBC family trying to imp…

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Watch Kristin Chenoweth Reveal Why She's 'Scared to Death' About Hairspray Live! by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth will soon be seen on screen in NBC’s Hairspray Live! and she stopped by The Tonight Show on November 21 to chat about taking on the role of Velma…

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VIDEO: Harvey Fierstein Talks HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on 'Theater Talk' by TV News Desk

November 25 - December 1 on ThirteenWNET, WLIW21, CUNY TV amp NYCLife25 Favorite guest Harvey Fierstein returns to THEATER TALK to bring co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susa…

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Reveal Details on Lake, Winokur Cameos! by Caryn Robbins

Today, BWW participated in a media conference call with HAIRSPRAY LIVE's playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.

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Interviews: Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Mitchell Divulge Hairspray Live! Secrets

The star and choreographer of the upcoming broadcast provide details about the show's live audience, new songs, and the potential for a revival.

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STAGE TUBE: Watch All New Promo for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! by Stage Tube

The countdown continues forHAIRSPRAY LIVE, which airsWednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ETPT from Los Angeles. The all-star cast will feature newcomerMaddie Baillioas Tracy Turnblad,Harvey Fierstei…

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Review: Strindberg: A Monkey, A Miser and Two Lovebirds Walk Into a Forest by Michael Block

By Ed MalinIn 1906, Strindberg wrote a humorous fable, in uncounted iambic verse, appropriate for children.  Leave it to Strindberg Rep to present Abu Casem’s Slippers as part of thei…

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth & Sean Hayes to Co-Host Hairspray Live! Pre-Show by

Before hitting the live broadcast, Hairspray Live! stars Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes will host a live half-hour pre-show, airing at 7:30PM on NBC on December 7. Chenoweth and Hayes sta…

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Photo Flash: Broadway's Kinky Boots Welcomes Todrick Hall and Celebrates 1,500 Performances

The musical is written by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Theatre Communications Group's 2016 Gala by Jennifer Broski

Theatre Communications Group TCG just honoredplaywright and actressDanai Gurira, producersStephen C. ByrdandAlia Jones-Harvey, and the Vilcek Foundation and Rick Kinsel at their gala, last n…

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Eclipsed Playwright Danai Gurira and More Honored by TCG Group by Sandi Durell

        The Theatre Communications Group 2016 Gala honored Eclipsed playwright and “The Walking Dead” star Danai Gurira, as well as Broadway producers Stephen C. Byrd…

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