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  • A debut at home

    When Hairspray launches its national tour at the Mechanic Theatre on Tuesday, one cast member will be making his professional debut in his former home state.
  • 'Hairspray' is ready to hit the road

    Didn't get cast in Hairspray the first time around? Well, get out those Aquanet cans again - you've got another chance. The hit musical is holding an open-call audition in New York on Sept. 20 for its first national tour, which goes into rehearsal in...

    Vilanch might be next Edna Turnblad

    First there was Divine - the larger-than-life, cross-dressing star who created the role of Bawlamer matriarch Edna Turnblad in John Waters' 1988 movie Hairspray. Then Harvey Fierstein donned Edna's wig in the hit Broadway musical version. Now there's word...

    BROADWAY REVIEW: Audience subscribes to 'Newsies' charms

    BROADWAY REVIEW: Audience subscribes to 'Newsies' charms
    NEW YORK —There is something uniquely appealing, entertainment history reveals, about urban urchins in cloth caps, be they Parisian waifs, London pickpockets or unflaggingly optimistic New York orphans. If they sing and dance and have lost a...

    In touring 'La Cage,' mascara runs and hearts bulge

    In touring 'La Cage,' mascara runs and hearts bulge
    In the real world, about 30 years separates the two stars of the current touring production of "La Cage Aux Folles," the first national outing, so to speak, of Terry Johnson's formidably distinctive 2010 Broadway revival, which originated at the...