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US NEWS: Cast announced for Broadway revival of It’s Only A Play

F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick and Stockard Channing will join alongside Nathan Land, Megan Mullally and Micah Stock in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Terrence McNally's uproarious comedy It's Only a Play. It’s opening night of Peter Austin's (Matthew Broderick) new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, ...

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Hairspray – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Book: Mark O’Donnell &Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman &Marc Shaiman Choreograpy: Jerry Mitchell Directed by: Jack O’Brien Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:5] It's a cynical and depressing old world we live in: economic crisis, famine and conflict abounds, so what we really need to lift us from the gloom is to be transported, for a few short hours, ...

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Hairspray – The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds

Book: Mark O’Donnell &Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman &Marc Shaiman Choreograpy: Jerry Mitchell Directed by: Jack O’Brien Reviewer: Liza Kyle [rating:4.5]   Defy the mothers of 1962 and say “Yes! Do! Go!” to this wonderfully energetic, infectious, and unpretentious production. Hairspray tells the story of the big hearted, big boned Tracy Turnblad and her quest to fulfil ...

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Hairspray – Liverpool Empire

Book: Mark O’Donnell &Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman &Marc Shaiman Director: Jack O’Brien Reviewer: Helen Patrick [Rating:4.5] Based on John Waters’ cult 80s film starring Ricky Lake and the late Divine, Hairspray is the ultimate feel good, foot tapping, cheesy grin inducing musical that will guarantee to have you on your feet dancing in the aisles by ...

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Hairspray – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Mark O’Donnell &Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Haiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman Director: Jack O’Brien Reviewer: Lucia Cox [Rating:5] John Water’s 1988 film, Hairspray was only a moderate success upon its release but became a cult classic on home video during the ‘90’s. The original film, starring Ricki Lake, Debbie Harry and Divine, was Water’s reaction to real life events he’d ...

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