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Another Disney Movie Gets New Life Onstage

29th September 2011

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...

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Lauper Gets Kinky For Broadway

22nd June 2010

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...

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Minnelli To Honour Kennedy Center Founder

9th March 2010

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...

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Fierstein Fiddles For Injured Topol

12th November 2009

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...

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Travolta Set For Cross-dressing Hairspray Role

25th February 2005

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...

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Hairspray Heads Back To The Big Screen

30th November 2004

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...

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Fierstein Enjoys Rare Downtime

6th May 2004

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...

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Hairspray Triumphs At The Tony Awards

9th June 2003

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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