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You Can't Stop Hairspray: NBC and the Revival

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.20.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My baby nephew is pretty much always happy. If he falls, he cries for a minute and then it is all smiles. I always say it is like he has "You Can't St...

A Return to Tony Award Swag on Broadway?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.31.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

It is the final week of summer in the theater world. After Labor Day the new season really begins to heat up. Of course I'm already thinking about, an...

Ariana Grande Heads To Baltimore For NBC's 'Hairspray Live'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 07.07.2016 | Entertainment

Ariana Grande is set to return to her musical theater roots this year for NBC’s highly anticipated production of “Hairspray Live.” The “Dange...

The Greatest Star: Visiting Shoshana Bean in 'Funny Girl'

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

As soon as Shoshana Bean was announced for Funny Girl at North Shore Musical Theatre, I knew I had to go. Months ago I wrote that I was going and frie...

'Green News Report' - May 17, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Global protests for action on climate change receive no coverage in corpo...

'Green News Report' - May 12, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 2013 West, Texas fertilizer explosion ruled a criminal act; Price of rene...

NBC Taps Jennifer Hudson And Harvey Fierstein For 'Hairspray Live!'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 04.27.2016 | Entertainment

NBC can't stop the beat! Following the success of "The Wiz Live!," the network has just announced their next live production: the iconic musical "Hai...

Taxidermy Hair

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 03.10.2016 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

Her parents named her Dorothy Albritton, when she married she was called Mrs. Wallace Laird, her close friends called her Dot...I called her Oma, a Ge...

Festive "Glee": The #12Stinks of Christmas

Bryen Dunn | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment
Bryen Dunn

With the holiday season fully upon us, there's bound to be stress, mess, and excess to deal with. A new video is making the rounds for Febreze's new h...

Tame Unwanted Flyaways With Some Hairspray And A Toothbrush

LittleThings | Posted 11.19.2015 | Style
LittleThings

As I'm sure many of you women out there can relate, I find it so very annoying when I find flyaways in my hair. They become especially irritating when I already have my hair all done up and put in place...

Donna Lynne Champlin, From Broadway to the CW

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.15.2016 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

From starring as a young Carol Burnett in a Broadway play to portraying Jane Austen in a festival musical, Donna Lynne Champlin has done a lot.

The Broadway Season of David Rockwell

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

It's unusual for stars or directors to have over two shows a season -- even two is quite an accomplishment.

Ricki Lake On The Catch-22 Of Losing Weight In The Public Eye

OWN | Posted 04.24.2015 | OWN

Ricki Lake's weight has been a much talked-about subject ever since the very beginning of her career in entertainment. For her first movie role, Lake ...

Advertising Theater on Television -- What Works

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

What brings people to the theater? I talk a lot about that each day with various producers and press agents. Of course, if anyone really knew an exact answer, many more shows would be successful. Instead we all try our best to guess.

'Into the Woods' and the Dumbing Down of the Movie Musical

David Toussaint | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts
David Toussaint

As much as I love Meryl, I'm never going to buy her records, and I haven't been this uncomfortable watching her in a film since, what do you know, Mama Mia! If we're living in any sort of movie musical cinema revival, it's time to start asking ourselves what we sacrificed to get there.

Playing House Should Be Renewed, Now

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Playing House -- created by, and primarily written by, its stars, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair -- is about best friends. It's really not about that much more than that.

Dana Oliver

The Product Every Naturally Curly-Haired Girl Needs To Tame Frizz

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

Getting reacquainted with the way my naturally curly hair grows from my scalp since I've stopped straightening it hasn't been easy. One of my biggest ...

Muffin Top Movie: Reclaiming the Female Image

Suzette Standring | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Suzette Standring

Muffin top is the bit of blubbery overhang on a woman's mid-riff. Even it is barely noticeable, the female mind expands it exponentially to a monster truck tire. On this natural and normal belt, sadly, self-esteem dangles in despair. Is it possible to reclaim the muffin top as something positive?

A Brand New Drag

Karen Fragala Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Fragala Smith

Hari Nef is not a drag queen. On stage at the Dixon Place cabaret on August 1, they (the preferred gender-neutral, singular pronoun is "they") don bulky athletic shoulder pads, a flowing toile flamenco skirt, and red leather gloves.

Triple Threat Clayton Prince

Yvonna Russell | Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment
Yvonna Russell

Actor, writer and director Clayton Prince is that rare show business commodity of talent called a triple threat. The Philadelphia native turned down a math scholarship to Temple University to pursue the entertainment business and never looked back.

Brandon Wetherbee

The Filthy World Of John Waters

HuffingtonPost.com | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.14.2013 | DC

John Waters will perform Wednesday in an old vaudeville house in Washington -- a space in which he's wanted to work since he was a boy in Baltimore. A...

Director Adam Shankman: Glee Has Helped Anti-Bullying Movement

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Shira Lazar

In between star-studded rehearsals for Sunday's Trevor Live event at the Hollywood Palladium, director Adam Shankman stops by What's Trending to talk about which celebrities will perform at the annual benefit, directing many Glee and the importance of The Trevor Project's cause.

What Becomes a Hollywood Legend Most? Oscar 2013 Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan Talk Money, Sex, and Power

Tomas Mournian | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tomas Mournian

Meron and Zadan's partnership initially took shape in New York City at the Public Theater, where, working for producer Joe Papp, they adopted the legendary producer's forward-looking ethos of color-blind casting and championing minority writers.

Jackie Hoffman: Weird and Wonderful Kvetch Extraordinaire Takes Top Billing at 54 Below

Myra Chanin | Posted 08.15.2012 | Comedy
Myra Chanin

"The girls there were nasty and much thinner than me." Actually no one was aware of her talent until she was cast as a stripper in the high school production of Gypsy, "I wouldn't wear a bikini, so they electrified me and lit up my bra."

Lucas Kavner

Why An All-White Production Of 'Hairspray' Is Raising Eyebrows

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home

"Hairspray" is a musical based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name. It takes place in Baltimore in the early 1960s and follows an overweight...