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Hairspray Live – Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event

Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Starting as a John Waters film in 1988, turned into a stage show in 2002, and a musical film in 2007 Hairspray is the latest show turned into a television event by NBC in America. No matter what stage of its history you were first introduced to the franchise, you cannot deny that it’s a story which ...

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Hairspray – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Director: Paul Kerryson Choreographer: Drew McOnie Musical Director: Ben Atkinson Reviewer: Karen Bussell   FUN, glitter, and beehives gel with the fight against bigotry and segregation in the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Hairspray. An odd recipe but one that actually works as the hard-hitting ...

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Hairspray – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace Adapted from the 1988 film of the same name, Hairspray in its musical form premiered on Broadway in 2002 and has proved phenomenally popular ever since with successful productions worldwide including London’s West End in a production that ran ...

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NEWS: Maudsley and Sweeney lead Hairspray tour cast

Producers have today announced principal casting for a new major tour of hit musical Hairspray, which opens at Curve Leicester this autumn before touring the UK Tony Maudsley (ITV1’s Benidorm) will play Edna and will be joined by TV and stage actress and presenter Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, Olivier Award nominated actor and ...

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NEWS: Curve, Leicester’s Hairspray gets all new 2015/16 UK Tour

A revival of this year's production of Hairspray produced by Leicester Curve will embark on a major UK tour in 2015/16. This big, bold and beautiful musical comedy will begin its UK tour opening at Leicester’s Curve theatre on 9 September 2015 and will then tour to 29 venues across the UK, including a Christmas residency at Birmingham Alexandra Theatre ...

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NEWS: Alex Jennings takes on Wonka in May

Alex Jennings will play Willy Wonka in the record-breaking West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the rôle currently played by Douglas Hodge. Jennings’s first performance will be on Monday 19 May 2014 Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has quickly become one of the West End’s most popular and successful stage musicals. It has ...

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CD REVIEW: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Book: David Greig Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman &Marc Shaiman Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:3.5] Arriving in the West End eagerly awaited and shrouded in as much mystery as the enigmatic Willie Wonka himself, David Greig, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory now comes to us immortalised in this original ...

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