If you thought HAIRSPRAY was a hit on Broadway, you’re right. The fact is, the show is also the hottest ticket in London’s West End. The show is such a hit in the UK that it has spawned an entirely new television program. No, not casting a lead in the show. No, not a backstage look at a Broadway production. With Sky 1’s launch of Hairspray The School Musical, one high school has been selected to audition, cast, rehearse, and produce a full-scale Broadway level production of Hairspray. From the show’s PR:
“Hairspray: The School Musical” follows the hardworking students on their rollercoaster journey from the playground to the stage; with romance, tantrums and tough decisions along the way.
The show also features stage stars coaching the student, and the whole circus is lead by UK Chicago star Denise Van Outen. You can’t stop the beat, or the sophomores! Watch on-line.
-Broadway Magazine, Broadway.tv