GET READY BALTIMORE! NBC’s 4th annual televised musical Hairspray Live airs tomorrow …

GET READY BALTIMORE! NBC’s 4th annual televised musical Hairspray Live airs tomorrow …



GET READY BALTIMORE! NBC’s 4th annual televised musical Hairspray Live airs tomorrow night at 8pm.

To get us in the mood, here is a B-Roll montage of scenes from Hairspray’s original Broadway production. This features the original Broadway cast which included…

Harvey Fierstein (who is reprising his acclaimed performance from Broadway in the live presentation tomorrow night) as Edna Turnblad,

Marissa Jaret Winokur as Tracy Turnblad,

Matthew Morrison (in his Pre-Glee breakout role) as Link Larken,

Corey Reynolds as Seaweed J. Stubbs

Dick Latessa as Wilbur Turnblad,

Clarke Thorell as Corny Collins,

Mary Bond Davis as Motormouth Mabel,

Kerry Butler as Penny Lou Pingleton,

Laura Bell Bundy as Amber Von Tussle,

Linda Hart as Velma Von Tussle,

Jackie Hoffman as Prudy Pingleton & others,

and many more.

HAIRSPRAY originally in Seattle at The 5th Avenue Theatre in 2002 before making it ‘s way into Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre. It won 8 Tony Awards in 2003 including Best Musical. The original Broadway production closed in January 2009 and ran 2,642 performances. It’s currently the 21st longest running show in Broadway History. Productions are continued to be performed worldwide. And it’s been rumored that HAIRSPRAY might hit Broadway again soon.



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Happy 1 year Anniversary to the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School o…

Happy 1 year Anniversary to the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School o…



Happy 1 year Anniversary to the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock the Musical continuing to play to packed houses every night at the Winter Garden Theatre. We keep saying our PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE BAND and STICKING IT TO THE MAN!

It begins on a dark stage, then a beam of light…

Broadway, prepare to pledge allegiance to the band!

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Broadway’s RAZZLE DAZZLE cast of the current revival of Chicago The Musical have rele…

Broadway’s RAZZLE DAZZLE cast of the current revival of Chicago The Musical have rele…



Broadway’s RAZZLE DAZZLE cast of the current revival of Chicago The Musical have released a music video for a new original song HOLIDAY MELODY which appears on the 2016 edition of CAROLS FOR A CURE (an annual compilation album for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS where all the different shows perform their own original or classic renditions of beloved holiday songs).

HOLIDAY MELODY is written by cast member Brian O’Brien and features current cast members Angel Reda (Mona / Understudy for Velma Kelly) on lead vocals, along with Paul Alexander Nolan (Billy Flynn), Natasha Yvette Williams (Matron Mama Morton), Lana Gordon (Velma Kelly), and Tonya Wathen (Hunyak / Understudy for Roxie Hart). They are accompanied by the world famous CHICAGO orchestra.

Don’t they sound even more ALL THAT JAZZ and get us into the holiday spirit?!

Today is the performance debut of “Holiday Melody,” featuring cast members of Chicago The Musical. The number will be performed live at #GypsyOfTheYear today and tomorrow.

“Holiday Melody” appears on the 2016 edition of the annual Carols for a Cure album, available for purchase in Broadway Cares’ online store at broadwaycares.org/store. All proceeds from the album benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

“Holiday Melody” is written by Brian O’Brien and features Angel Reda as lead vocalist. Fellow cast members Paul Alexander Nolan, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Lana Gordon and Tonya Wathen are also featured, as is the world-class orchestra of Chicago.

“Holiday Melody” is arranged and orchestrated by Richard Rockage, and produced by Lynn Pinto and Andros Rodriguez of Rock-it Science Records.

The video is directed, filmed and edited by Chicago company member Jason Patrick Sands.

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NBC’s Robert Greenblatt On Hairspray Live!’s Rain Plan and Broadway-Bound Rumors | Playbill

NBC’s Robert Greenblatt On Hairspray Live!’s Rain Plan and Broadway-Bound Rumors | Playbill


With this Wednesday’s televised presentation of NBC’s Hairspray Live being filmed indoors/outdoors on the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot, the crew and creative team have a backup plan in case it rains.

In addition, there is already rumors that Hairspray will possibly boogie it’s way back to Broadway after the live presentation. NBC already set to have last year’s live televised musical The Wiz hit Broadway (which no word has been announced yet when it will happen).

Who is ready for #HairsprayLive?!

NBC’s Robert Greenblatt On Hairspray Live!’s Rain Plan and Broadway-Bound Rumors | Playbill

The producer and chairman of NBC Entertainment explains what will happen December 7 if it rains in Los Angeles.

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RAINDROPS FALLING ON HIS HEAD. Canadian actor Kyle Riabko (who previously appeared in…

RAINDROPS FALLING ON HIS HEAD. Canadian actor Kyle Riabko (who previously appeared in…


RAINDROPS FALLING ON HIS HEAD. Canadian actor Kyle Riabko (who previously appeared in the original production of Spring Awakening Broadway (as the first “Melchior replacement), the recent Broadway revival of Official HAIR Broadway (as Claude)) will be headlining a solo show at Joe’s Pub at The Public featuring acoustic renditions of classic Burt Bacharach songs entitled BACHARACH REIMAGINED on February 15th and 18th, 2017.

Riabko is no stranger to performing Burt Bacharach songs (both acoustically and with a rock edge). He created and starred in his own original musical WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT (which premiered Off Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in 2014) later renamed CLOSE TO YOU (which recently had an acclaimed run in London’s West End).

This concert is also to promote the Original London Cast Recording of CLOSE TO YOU.

Who is excited?!


For those of you in and around NYC — I’m coming back to Joe’s Pub in Feb. 2017. See you there!

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CALLING ALL AUSSIES: Get ready to be inspired and remind yourself that YOU ARE ENOUGH…

CALLING ALL AUSSIES: Get ready to be inspired and remind yourself that YOU ARE ENOUGH…


CALLING ALL AUSSIES: Get ready to be inspired and remind yourself that YOU ARE ENOUGH because Broadway and West End favorite Sierra Boggess Official is embarking on her first Australian concert tour this June 2017.

Accompanied by Brian Hertz and Summer Boggess (her cellist sister), fans can expect to hear songs from Sierra’s acclaimed career (including hits from The Little Mermaid, The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, School of Rock the Musical), Musical Theatre standards, Opera, yup some Barbra Streisand, and even a little Britney Spears. Plus she will share her story and things that inspire him,

To all our Australian Musical Theatre folks out there, you are all in for a treat!!


Singing on the other side of the world?? YES PLEASE!!! And Summer Boggess on cello and Brian Hertz conducting!!!!! I cannot wait to see you there!!!!

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GET READY BALTIMORE! We are only 2 days away from NBC’s long awaited 4th televised mu…

GET READY BALTIMORE! We are only 2 days away from NBC’s long awaited 4th televised mu…



GET READY BALTIMORE! We are only 2 days away from NBC’s long awaited 4th televised musical Hairspray Live. You can expect some exciting showstopping performances featuring an amazing all star cast including….

Newcomer Maddie Baillio as the musical’s beloved hero Tracy Turnblad,

Broadway favorite Harvey Fierstein recreating his Tony winning performance of the stern turned caring mother (we all love) Edna Turnblad,

Tony & Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth as the nasty, racist, and sassy beauty pageant girl turned producer / mother Velma Von Tussle,

Oscar & Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson as the sassy, caring, and warm Motormouth Mabel,

Pop star & Broadway veteran Ariana Grande as the quirky and always “absolutely, positively, permanently punished” BFF Penny Lou Pingleton,

Dancing with the Stars’ Derek Hough as the jamming, cool, and the most fun after school DJ of all time, Corny Collins,

Tony & Emmy winner Martin Short as the whacky, genius, and loving father Wilbur Turnblad,

Disney Channel star Dove Cameron as the rotten, bratty, and the “Acne of the soul” herself Amber Von Tussel,

Disney Channel star Garrett Clayton as the teen romantic heartthrob Link Larkin,

Broadway veteran Ephraim Sykes as the soulful and romantic Seaweed J Stubbs,

Broadway veteran Shahadi Wright Joseph as the dreamy Lil Inez Stubbs,

and
Tony and Emmy winner Andrea Martin as the crazy and overprotective Prudy Pingleton.

The production will also feature special appearances by…

Emmy winner & super Broadway fan Rosie O’Donnell taking on double roles of Tracy’s Gym Teacher and Matron of the Baltimore’s Women’s House of Detention,

Emmy winner Sean Hayes as fashion shop owner Mr. Pinky,

The Tony winning original Broadway Tracy herself Marissa Jaret Winokur as one of Mr. Pinky’s co-workers,

Emmy winner and the original film’s Tracy Ricki Lake as another one of Mr. Pinky’s co-workers,

Hairspray Broadway alumni and comedian Paul Vogt as the president of Ultra Clutch Hairspray himself, Mr. Harriman F. Spritzer,

Emmy nominee Billy Eichner as Baltimore News reporter Rob Barker,

and
Hairspray’s original Broadway cast members Kamilah Marshall, Judine Somerville, and Shayna Steele reprising their performances of Baltimore’s show stopping recording superstars THE DYNAMITES.

We at NEW YORK BROADWAY TOURS will be following along with the live presentation sharing our reactions and what’s happening so you can be up to date with the live presentation at 8pm.

Before the 8pm presentation, there will be a 1/2 hour behind the scenes special hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes (who previously worked together on the 2010 revival of Promises, Promises) entitled COUNTDOWN TO HAIRSPRAY LIVE.

There will also be Behind the Scenes segments during the live presentation as well hosted by Glee and Broadway favorite Darren Criss.

Who is excited?

#HairsprayLive

Maddie Baillio will blow you away!

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Instagram photo by Sheryl Lee Ralph • Dec 4, 2016 at 12:35am UTC

Instagram photo by Sheryl Lee Ralph • Dec 4, 2016 at 12:35am UTC


Sheryl Lee Ralph (the Tony nominated original Deena Jones in Dreamgirls) is expecting to stay at WICKED The Musical as Madame Morrible till April 2017 at the Gershwin Theatre. See the legendary original “Dreamgirl” turned “Villain of Oz” now!!

Instagram photo by Sheryl Lee Ralph • Dec 4, 2016 at 12:35am UTC

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Get a first look at the company of the US Premiere of the West End smash hit The Body…

Get a first look at the company of the US Premiere of the West End smash hit The Body…



Get a first look at the company of the US Premiere of the West End smash hit The Bodyguard – Musical (Starring Deborah Cox) now at Paper Mill Playhouse. Hopefully it hits Broadway soon!!!

Audiences are going crazy for The Bodyguard: The Musical starring Deborah Cox only at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ through January 1st.

Get your seats now at www.PaperMill.org.

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