Thursday, February 18, 2016

Original Creative Team To Reunite For HAIRSPRAY Live! on NBC

Good news for Broadway musical lovers! The original creative team for HAIRSPRAY will reunite for the upcoming December 7 airing of the Broadway tuner on NBC

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who produced the 2007 movie-musical version of Hairspray, will produce the live television edition.

The Wiz Live director Kenny Leon will take the helm for Hairspray.

Jerry Mitchell will repeat his duties from the Broadway mounting as choreographer.

Harvey Fierstein, who played Edna in the stage show, will adapt the script.

Original Hairspray composer-lyricists Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are also on the team for the live work.

I'm especially glad to see Jerry Mitchell return to the show. While the movie had it's moments, I missed his clever, energetic choreography.

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