Hairspray to Be Revived for New U.K. Tour, Launching in September 2015

News   Hairspray to Be Revived for New U.K. Tour, Launching in September 2015 The multiple Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Hairspray, which premiered on Broadway in 2002 and won the Tony for Best Musical in 2003, is to embark on a new 40-week tour to 29 venues, beginning performances at Leicester's Curve Sept. 9, 2015.

Paul Kerryson is to direct the production — he previously revived the show at Curve in March 2014 — with musical direction by Ben Atkinson, who will also reprise his duties here. However, original Leicester choreographer Lee Proud has been replaced by Drew McOnie.

The tour will be produced by Mark Goucher and Laurence Myers, Tom O’Connell for QNQ, Just for Laughs Theatricals and Curve Theatre.

The show, with music and lyrics by Academy Award, Tony and Emmy-winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, will tour to Leicester, Aylesbury, Northampton, Malvern, Liverpool, Hull, Manchester, Wimbledon, Bradford, Southampton, Ipswich, Brighton, Birmingham, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Oxford, Bristol, Woking, Cardiff, Norwich, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Plymouth, Stoke, Bromley, Canterbury and Southend.

The musical is based on the 1988 film of the same name, which starred Divine and Ricki Lake.

To book tickets for the Leicester un, contact the box office on 0116 242 3595 or visit www.curveonline.co.uk.

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