July 24, 2008

You Can't Stop The Beat

A sequel to the movie version of Hairspray is in the works, with a projected release date of summer 2010, according to Variety. New Line Cinema has made a deal with Hairspray creator John Waters to write a treatment, and the Tony-winning team of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are reportedly on board to write new songs for the sequel.

On a separate note, but still musical related, three of my favorite Broadway stars, Cheyenne Jackson, Anthony Rapp, and Johnny Gallagher, attended "Broadway Stands Up for Freedom" on Monday night, a concert that benefits the Youth Programs of the NYCLU. Check them out below, posing with Seth Rudetsky (Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search For Elle Woods vocal coach):

And, speaking of "little miss Woods, L," here are some photos of Bailey Hanks meeting the press outside of the Palace Theatre.

I hope her opening night was a hit!

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