Original Corny and Link Exit Hairspray Jan. 11

News   Original Corny and Link Exit Hairspray Jan. 11
Clarke Thorell signs off as TV dance-show host Corny Collins in Broadway's Hairspray Jan. 11, the same day fellow original cast member Matthew Morrison departs the show.
Matthew Morrison
Matthew Morrison

Stepping into the roles of Corny and heartthrob Link, respectively, are Jonathan Dokuchitz and Richard H. Blake. They join the Tony Award-winning smash at the Neil Simon Theatre Jan. 13.

Blake was most recently seen on Broadway in Aida (Radames). Other Broadway credits include Saturday Night Fever (Gus, u/s Tony Manero), Rent (Roger), The Sound of Music, Prince of Central Park (Prince), Macbeth (Boy McDuff), Teddy & Alice (Archie), plus national tours of Saturday Night Fever, Footloose, The Sound of Music. He was nominated for Carbonell and Barrymore awards.

Dokuchkitz appeared in Broadway's The Look of Love, The Boys From Syracuse (as a smooth-voiced Antipholus), Company, Aspects of Love, Dream, Into the Woods, Tommy (Captain Walker).

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