CAA has signed Broadway director Jack O'Brien, the prolific helmer whose Tony-winning Main Stem work ranges from razzledazzle tuner “Hairspray” to Shakespeare's “Henry IV” to Tom Stoppard's epic “The…
It took a three-day Hollywood Bowl concert engagement to arrange it, but L.A. finally got a load of the Tony-winning performances of Marissa Jaret Winokur and Harvey Fierstein in "Hairspray."
Six years after it elevated John Waters from underground bad-tastemeister to Broadway baby, the Tony-winning musical "Hairspray" is expected to shutter its Rialto production in January, with original…
New Line Cinema has made a deal with "Hairspray" creator John Waters to write a treatment for a sequel to summer 2007's hit musical feature.
In the beginning, Divine played the role of Edna Turnblad. And the first day on the set of "Hairspray," I didn't recognize him. I thought it was another neighborhood woman watching the shoot. We were…
The history of Broadway musicals on film is often unhappy. (John Huston's "Annie," anyone?) Even when the creative teams responsible have been involved in their adaptation -- the Rodgers and…
By the looks of its "Hairspray" presentation at ShoWest on Wednesday night, New Line is going to stick it to the summer sequels ... and finally has something to buzz about bigtime ever since the…
"Hairspray" arrives in Las Vegas with a spirit true to its original production, but with a newfound emphasis on its integration subplot. What was once a giddy tuner about a plump, teen realizing her…
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