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HAIRSPRAY OPENS IN THE WEST END AT LAST!!


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#11 Terry

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 03:42 PM

Just got back from new york, and after seeing 10 musicals this is the best one that we saw .. hope it does transfer as walked out wanting to go straight back in  and see it again!

Also Curtains is good and Spring Awaking overated.

#12 tsaurus

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 04:48 PM

I saw 'Hairspray' in New York a couple of years ago and loved it.  

Any news on the casting of the West End production?  

I've been trying to think of a good actor to play Edna, it's a hard role to fill ... but eventually settled on Johnny Vegas .... anyone else with any 'Hairspray' casting fantasies??

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE(tsaurus @ Mar 9 2007, 04:48 PM) View Post
I saw 'Hairspray' in New York a couple of years ago and loved it.  

Any news on the casting of the West End production?  

I've been trying to think of a good actor to play Edna, it's a hard role to fill ... but eventually settled on Johnny Vegas .... anyone else with any 'Hairspray' casting fantasies??


They want Matt Lucas - who would be fabulous!!

#14 angelfan

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 07:41 PM

Just because a theatre has a reputation for shows that don't last long doesn't mean Hairspray will flop.  I can't wait to see it!
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#15 M George

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE(angelfan @ Mar 9 2007, 07:41 PM) View Post
Just because a theatre has a reputation for shows that don't last long doesn't mean Hairspray will flop.  I can't wait to see it!


Indeed not.  Hairspray could be the show to reverse the Shaftesbury's fortunes.  I certainly hope so.
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#16 Blue

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 10:26 AM

I'm confused are they going to the Savoy or the Shaftsbury?

#17 theatrebuzz

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(Blue @ Mar 10 2007, 10:26 AM) View Post
I'm confused are they going to the Savoy or the Shaftsbury?


Shaftesbury.

Fiddler goes into The Savoy over the Summer/Early Autumn...



#18 Charlotte

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 03:08 PM

WOW, I havent heard about Fiddler going to the Savoy before now. I'm glad, this musical is very moving and I think it will be a credit to the West End

#19 Miss Belgique

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 08:57 PM

blink.gif ...Is it a good idea to open the show AFTER the release of the upcoming movie version?
I have seen TOMMY, RENT and the uninspired (...sweet euphemism!) PEGGY SUE at the Shaftesbury, and it's surely one of the most beautiful theatre of the West End, would really love to see a true hit there again, but I'm not that sure it's for this time! unsure.gif




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