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NBC Holding Open Auditions for Tracy Turnblad in ‘Hairspray: Live’ >>

Hey there teenage Baltimore. Now, is your chance to strut your stuff on the Corny Collins show. That is right, NBC is holding open auditions to discover the next Tracy Turnblad for the upcoming 'Hairspray Live' musical event.

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NBC Drafts ‘Hairspray’ Vet Harvey Fierstein to Write Live Event Musical >>

The premiere date for NBC’s Live adaptation of 'Hairspray' was announced for December 7. However, there is even bigger news for all you hair-heads out there. (That is what Hairspray super fans are called, right?) 'Hairspray' vet Harvey Fierstein has been drafted to write the adaptation of the live musical event. Fierstein won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for originating the role of Edna Turnblad on Broadway. Check out the report below to see what NBC’s Robert Greenblatt had to say about Fierstein’s new role.


NBC Officially Announces Performance Date for ‘Hairspray Live’ >>

We officially have a performance date for NBC’s next musical event, 'Hairspray Live.' Recently, NBC boss Robert Greenblatt announced that the holiday special will air on Dec 7 starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern. Greenblatt also announced a dream team of creative talent involved in the production. Check the report below for all the details.

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NBC Robert Greenblatt Talks How Live Musical Event Holiday Tradition Started >>

Three years ago NBC started airing live musical events with 'The Sound of Music.' The broadcast was such a success that it has become an annual holiday tradition. Now, NBC’s Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt is opening up about how the tradition came to be.

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Why NBC is Not Feeling 'Wicked' This Hoilday Season >>

In the past few years, NBC has changed the way we think of the holidays by producing a string of live musical events. Now, NBC boss Robert Greenblatt is opening up about how they make sections, and why 'Wicked' is off the table.


Run And Tell That: NBC Plans 'Hairspray' For Winter 2016 Live Muscial Event >>

NBC is heading to the sixties. In the tradition started with 2013 'The Sound of Music,' NBC’s new live winter musical will be 'Hairspray.' NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt announced the musical event during the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. Just as with the 2007, NBC is looking to cast an unknown to play the lead role of Tracy Turnblad.

Broadway veteran Elaine Stritch says goodbye to New York >>

New York theater's veteran Elaine Stritch closes the 71 year long chapter as a Big Apple's favorite actress.

William Shakespeare ‘Macbeth’ starring Alan Cumming to offer limited performances opening April 21 >>

Starting April 7, 2013 with its previews, Broadway will offer a new interpretation of the Scottish play 'Macbeth' written by William Shakespeare, featuring Tony and Olivier Award winner, actor Alan Cumming.

Broadway play ‘Ann’ by actress Holland Taylor extends its run till September 1 >>

A popular play 'Ann' written and performed by actress Holland Taylor extended its run dates till September 1, 2013.

Ballet San Jose to present world premiere ballet on April 19-21 >>

Bay Area ballet company Ballet San Jose will play this month of April a new world premiere of 'Eighty One,' choreographed by Jessica Lang. The ballet will be set to the score by Jakub Ciupinski.

Aleksandar Antonijevic to present a special collection of artwork >>

Aleksandar Antonijevic, a Toronto based Photographer and Principal Dancer of the National Ballet of Canada will present a special collection of artworks at Berenson Art, Toronto, Canada, as part of the 2013 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. The collection of photographs vivifies the human body.

Atlanta Ballet 2013-2014 season to premiere Roméo et Juliette, Secus, Seven Sonatas, and world premiere of Camino Real >>

Today, Atlanta Ballet announced its 2013-2014 season which will feature several Company's premiere and a world premiere including premiere of Roméo et Juliette, Secus, Seven Sonatas, and world premiere of Camino Real.

Can-Can coming back to Broadway in Spring 2014 >>

Based on the Abe Burrows original, a bit revised Can-Can will make it back to Broadway in Spring of 2014.

The Olivier Awards 2013 nominees announced >>

Today, March 26, 2013, the nominees for The Olivier Awards 2013 with MasterCard were announced. The list of nominees was announced at the May Fair Hotel and was presented by Elaine Paige and Ruth Wilson.

The Washington Ballet gala to be held April 12; fundraising event to support Ballet’s training and outreach programs >>

The Washington Ballet will celebrate the world premiere of Septime Webre's Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises with The Hemingway in Paris Ball. The gala will be held on April 12, 2013, at the Library of Congress in the Jefferson Building.

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