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Newcomer Maddie Baillio Cast As Lead In Hairspray Live!

The singer/dancer will take on the role of Tracy Turnblad, who has been played on the big screen by Nikki Blonsky and Ricki Lake. The production will mark the college student's professional acting...

Martin Short Romancing Harvey Fierstein In Hairspray Live!

The veteran comedian has been cast as Wilbur Turnblad, the doting husband of Edna Turnblad - played by Fierstein, in the upcoming adaptation for America's NBC network. Fierstein, who originated the role...

Jennifer Hudson Signs On For Nbc's 'Hairspray Live!'

Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming ‘Hairspray Live!’ The live musical event will air on December 7th and follows the success of other NBC productions ‘The Sound of Music Live!’, ‘Peter Pan...

Jennifer Hudson To Star In Hairspray Live Musical

Bosses at NBC have developed musical adaptations of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan and The Wiz for annual TV specials, and theyhave reunited with Hairspray movie producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron...

Cyndi Lauper To Unveil Walk Of Fame Star

Wayne Brady, who has just finished a triumphant run as Lola in the pair's Kinky Boots on Broadway, and Sharon Osbourne will salute the stars as they unveil the 2,577th and 2,578th stars....

Cyndi Lauper Should Wear Great Shoes To Impress The Ladies

Cyndi Lauper says men need to wear great shoes if they want to impress the ladies.The pop legend is married to actor David Thornton and always keeps a watchful eye on the footwear he chooses.And...

Cyndi Lauper To Release Country Album In 2016

Cyndi Lauper is going to release a country album next year.The 'Time After Time' singer has had an ambition to record a country LP for years and she's finally going to make her dream come...

Harvey Fierstein's Mrs. Doubtfire Musical Loses Lyricist - Report

The actor and playwright appeared alongside late funnyman Williams in the 1993 movie and in January (15), Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken revealed he and his Hercules collaborator David Zippel had been hired to...

Emily Blunt To Star In Animal Crackers With Husband John Krasinski

Emily Blunt has teamed up with her husband John Krasinski for 'Animal Crackers'.The 'Into The Woods' actress and her 35-year-old hubby will both lend their voices to the new cartoon.The couple - who have a...

Singer/actress B.j. Crosby Dies

No further details about her death were known as WENN went to press. Actor Harvey Fierstein, who worked with Crosby on stage, paid tribute on Twitter.com, writing, "BJ Crosby, a powerhouse...

Zelda Williams Calls Robin Williams A 'Fighter'

Zelda Williams has claimed that her father, Robin Williams fought depression ''his whole life'' as she promoted World Mental Health Day on Twitter.The 25-year-old daughter of the late 'Good Will Hunting' actor has urged her...

Robin Williams' Daughter Thanks Fans

Robin Williams' daughter has thanked fans for their support following his death.Zelda Williams - who briefly quit Twitter after receiving abusive messages following her father's suicide last month - has been touched to receive letters...

Robin Williams' Daughter Returns To Twitter

Robin Williams' daughter has returned to Twitter. Zelda Williams posted her first tweet on the social networking site tonight (01.09.14) almost three weeks after she abandoned her account when she received abusive messages following her...

Another Disney Movie Gets New Life Onstage

Transposing a failed movie musical to the stage may seem like a fool's errand, but Disney's theatrical unit may have pulled it off in the case of Newsies , the company's 1992 effort to revive...

Lauper Gets Kinky For Broadway

CYNDI LAUPER has teamed up with colourful thespian HARVEY FIERSTEIN to pen a new Broadway musical.Based on cult British film Kinky Boots, the production revolves around two men who make shoes for transvestites. The 2005...

Minnelli To Honour Kennedy Center Founder

Iconic entertainer LIZA MINNELLI is teaming up with Broadway legend HARVEY FIERSTEIN to honour the late founder of American cultural institution the Kennedy Center.The theatrical pair will host a gala tribute to Roger L. Stevens...

Fierstein Fiddles For Injured Topol

Broadway icon HARVEY FIERSTEIN has stepped in to star in the musical tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - after actor CHAIM TOPOL bowed out due to a shoulder injury.The four-time Tony winner will play...

Travolta Set For Cross-dressing Hairspray Role

JOHN TRAVOLTA is in negotiations to play larger-than-life EDNA TURNBLAD in the upcoming HAIRSPRAY movie remake. Transvestite DIVINE played the part in the original JOHN WATERS movie and the role has since been played by...

Hairspray Heads Back To The Big Screen

Hit musical HAIRSPRAY is heading back to the big screen, where it first debuted as a camp project starring RICKI LAKE and DIVINE. The new movie will be produced by the mastermind behind hit...

Fierstein Enjoys Rare Downtime

Flamboyant actor HARVEY FIERSTEIN is thrilled his run on hit Broadway show HAIRSPRAY has come to an end - because he's now enjoying his first week off in almost two years. The actor has...

Hairspray Triumphs At The Tony Awards

Flamboyant musical HAIRSPRAY was the big winner at last night's (08JUN03) TONY AWARDS in New York. The production swept the board at the glitzy ceremony, dedicated to honouring the best work on the American...

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