Tag Archives: Hairspray

Positive Reviews For NBC’s Hairspray Live! [VIDEOS]

Watch the highlights clips below. Variety reviews: It’s hard to imagine better casting for the production. Jennifer Hudson stole the show, once Motormouth Maybelle got to the screen; Ariana Grande, certifiable pop star, came away as the show’s MVP, acting as both reliably overlook-able sidekick and, once the situation required it, showstopping diva. Harvey Fierstein was predictably great, reprising his ...

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OPEN THREAD: Hairspray Live!

As a desperately needed diversion from the ongoing decline of our nation, let’s gay the fuck out of this joint and watch Hairspray Live! together. NBC’s live broadcast begins at 8PM Eastern and stars Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, with Maddie Baillio making her television debut as Tracy Turnblad. You can watch via NBC’s smartphone app and ...

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Hairspray: Biggest Musical Opening Ever

Hairspray opened big this weekend with $27.8M in ticket sales, making it the biggest opening weekend ever for a musical. With ticket prices adjusted for inflation, Hairspray edged out Best Little Whorehouse In Texas and Grease for the record. The original Hairspray only grossed $6.7M over its entire run. Unbelievably, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Lousy was #1 this ...

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Hairspray Boycott Gains Visibility

In a story picked up by today’s NY Daily News, Washington Blade editor Kevin Naff is joining the chorus of critics calling for a boycott of the new movie version of John Water’s Hairspray, charging that star John Travolta’s faith, Scientology, is homophobic. I haven’t mentioned the boycott previously, because I didn’t think much would come of it, but the ...

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