FOUNDATION FOR NEW AMERICAN MUSICALS to present first ever Gala honoring Marc Shaiman and Robert Klein at the New Amsterdam Theatre on October 24th!!!

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BREAKING NEWS: The Foundation for New American Musicals is set to present its first ever benefit gala honoring 2 of the most acclaimed Award winning faces of our Broadway Theater scene next week. It has just been revealed that this year’s recipients will consist of it’s co-founders….
Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winning composer Marc Shaiman (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, Smash, and recently Mary Poppins Returns)
Tony nominee Robert Klein (Broadway’s They’re Playing Our Song and The Apple Tree).
The Gala will be held on October 24th, 2021 at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre (current home of Aladdin).
The Gala will also include live performances from some familiar faces who have worked with both Shaiman and Klein including….
Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Broadway’s original “Tracy Turnblad” in Hairspray),
Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch (Original National Tour and Broadway replacement “Edna Turnblad” in Hairspray and TV’s Hollywood Squares plus writer for the Oscars, Emmys, and Tonys),
Tony nominee Megan Hilty (Broadway’s WICKED, 9 to 5, and Noises Off plus TV’s Smash),
Broadway and West End favorite Marisha Wallace (recently seen as “Motormouth Mabel” in the recent limited engagement West End revival of Hairspray),
and more.
Congrats Marc and Robert!!!
How exciting is this?!!!

Top #14 TONY Countdown – Hairspray

GET READY BROADWAY FANS! It’s time once again for another great performance on our Top 30 Tony Awards. Broadway’s biggest night is only 14 days away.

At #14 is another toe-tapping and hair teasing showstopper. It follows the story of an overweight teenager who has big dreams, loves to dance, seeks true love, and tries to integrate a National TV dance show in 1960’s Baltimore. This is course Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman‘s smash hit?Hairspray.

From the 2003 telecast, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Matthew Morrison, Kerry Butler, Corey Reynolds, Harvey Fierstein, Dick Latessa, Mary Bond Davis,?Laura Bell Bundy, Linda Hart, Clarke Thorell, and the entire company perform the show’s showstopping finale number YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT.

HAIRSPRAY (based on the classic John Waters film of the same name) premiered at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle earning critical acclaim before moving into Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre in 2002 where it ran for an acclaimed 6 years and 2,642 performances. It was nominated for 12 Tonys in 2003 winning 8 including Best Musical.

Besides the original film, there are 2 remakes of the HAIRSPRAY… In 2007 (first film version of the musical), starring Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, and an all star cast and coming up this Holiday season with NBC‘s live televised remake which will feature Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Tony winner Martin Short, Dancing with the Stars and Broadway bound?Derek Hough, and Tony winner Harvey Fierstein reprising his Tony winning performance of Edna Turnblad (and is also doing the script). HAIRSPRAY LIVE is set to air December 7th.

Doesn’t this show make you wanna boogie?!!!

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