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Hit The Seven Seas With The Cast Of Hairspray At The 2012 Tony Awards!

We would have preferred Harvey Fierstein performing in Hairspray, but this wasn't so bad, either!

The actor was on hand at the 2012 Tony Awards - flotation device ready - to present a medley from the musical featuring the Broadway cast currently performing aboard the cruise ship Oasis Of The Seas!

Ch-ch-check it all out (above)!

We wonder if these guys ROCK as hard when the waters aren't as calm! Ha!

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It's Official! Newsies Musical Headed To Broadway!!!!

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YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Back in September, we saw some highlights from the Newsies musical, which premiered on Sept. 25 at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ!

Given the fact that Alan Menken and Harvey Fierstein were the creative forces behind the production, we had a feeling it was going to be a success…and we were right!

Disney's Newsies musical is officially headed to the Main Stem's Nederlander Theater on Broadway, with previews beginning on Mar. 15, and an official opening on Mar. 29!

Best part? The musical premieres on Broadway a mere 12 days before the Newsies movie's 20th anniversary!

Very exciting! We'll definitely try to catch this one next time we're in NY after the musical opens!

What do U think? Will U be check out Newsies when it hits Broadway???

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The Newsies Stage Musical Is Coming THIS MONTH!!! New Deets Revealed!

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It's been nearly a year since we last heard about this, and we're STILL very excited!

Back in Sept '10, we heard that Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken was collaborating with Harvey Fierstein on a stage musical version of Newsies.

As a reminder, the Christian Bale-starring movie came out in 1992, and it "tells the story of child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York who go on strike."

Now, Harvey has opened up about the Newsies stage musical, and how he's going to make it great - by adding more LOVE!

Here's what Harvey had to say about it:

"In a musical, there's an old rule: You must follow the love story. It gives the audience somewhere to go and someplace to rest their hearts."

We trust ya, Harvey! If you think that the stage version of Newsies needs more love, then we say bring it on!

The musical debuts on Sept. 15 at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, and the official opening is scheduled for Sept. 25!

Loyal Newsies fans will be pleased to learn that songs from the film version including Santa Fe, The World Will Know, Carrying the Banner, Seize the Day, and King of New York will be featured in the new stage version.

We seriously CANNOT wait for this! Starting Sept. 15, the town of Millburn is gonna be SWARMING with Newsies fans!!! Ha!

Are U excited for the Newsies stage musical? Will U make the trek to New Jersey to see it? (if you don't already live there that is…)

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Epic News! Harvey Fierstein And Marissa Jaret Winokur Are Reprising Their Roles In Hairspray For Hollywood Bowl Production!

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Oh man! This is going to be absolutely fantastic!

Tony winners Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur will reportedly be reprising their original Broadway company roles as Edna and Tracy Turnblad in the upcoming Hollywood Bowl summer production of Hairspray, which will be directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell!

Meanwhile, Drew Carey will take on the role of Wilbur Turnblad, Nick Jonas will be playing Link Larkin, John Stamos is Corny Collins, and Corbin Blue will play Seaweed! Diana DaGarmo, Mo Gaffney, Darlene Love, and Tara Macri also star in the production, which will run from August 5th-7th!

This really is so, SO exciting!

We wonder who will fill out the rest of the cast!

Not that it matters! We can't wait to see this just as is!

What do U think?? Will U go see the Hollywood Bowl's Hairspray?

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That's A Wrap! La Cage Aux Folles Closing In A Month!

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Well, that's that!

The Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles, which originally starred Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge, will be shutting down once its current run with Harvey Fierstein and Christopher Sieber wraps on Sunday, May 1st.

Ticket sales have reportedly been less-than-stellar since the original cast left, so it's no surprise that they're cutting their losses while they can.

Too bad! But hey - it had a good run!

Hopefully the rest of the show's this April will do well! Hang in there, guys!

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Christopher Sieber Replaces Jeffrey Tambor In La Cage Aux Folles!

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A pretty worthy replacement, we'd say!

There's been quite a few casting switch-ups in the Broadway production of La Cage aux Folles recently, now that Kelsey Grammer has left the production and gotten married to his future ex-wife, Kayte Walsh.

When he and co-star Douglas Hodge left the show February 13th, they were replaced by Harvey Fierstein and Jeffrey Tambor, but unforuntately, the latter had to give up performing on February 24th due to complications from a recent hip surgery!

However, two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber has been announced as his successor, and will take over the role at an unspecified date for a 'brief engagement!'

Phew! Here's hoping he sticks around long enough for people to be able to keep track of who's playing who! LOLz!

Break a leg, guys!

Thoughts??

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Newsies Is Being Adapted For The Stage!

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Well THIS is something to certainly get excited about!

In fact, we're shocked nobody had thought of this earlier!

Academy Awarding winning composer Alan Menken is reportedly collaborating with Harvey Fierstein on a stage adaptation of the musical Newsies!

In case you are not awesome and are unfamiliar with the flick, it's from 1992 and stars Christian Bale as a singing, dancing, and ass-kicking New York City paper boy in 1899!

Menken reveals:

"Yeah, it is in development. What it's going to be is — honestly, right now — undetermined. I think Disney is still trying to decide whether it's a first-class production or whether it's stock and amateur. But there will be available a stage musical of Newsies. That's all I can say. I've been writing it with Harvey Fierstein and Jack Feldman. [How it emerges is] just gonna be [a] business decision of how Disney wants to proceed with it. But yes, we are developing it. We're having a very successful collaboration. We're all having a great time. We already had a 29-hour reading…in May. I don't think Disney knows yet what it's going to be."

He goes on to reveal that they've expanded from the original music, and the stage version will feature "a lot of new songs."

AMAZING!

We're totally psyched about this one - but we can't help but wonder how Christian Bale feels about it!

They should write him a walk-on role! We just hope he's not "done professionally" with his musical days!

LOLs!

What do U think?? Are U excited for more Newsies??

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