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Hey kids,
So with the show, sadly, departing soon, does anyone have any 'wants' as far as info about the show that i can try to post here in this section?
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yes!
is there anyway someone can record it for the people that couldnt make it?

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Now that this is all ending, can you tell us how you're connected with the show? haha, if not, I completely understand.

Also, who is your favorite cast member that you've met?

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I'want' to know if there is a going to be an official farewell to hairspray party? Would you know if anys would be allowed or just the cast members?

And to who posted my favorite cast member... I have grown very close to Marissa Perry, Niki Scalera, and Tevin Cambell. But # 1 for me is Ashley Angel. I have been a fan of his since day one of making the band, and Hair Spray helped make my dream come true of meeting him! emoticon
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bg2's connection to the show is the same as mine- just being here seeing the show often and getting to know everyone involved in the show from the cast to the crew and house staff (which largely hasnt changed over the years) and even people in the producing office. We've both seen the show now in the triple digits. that has never been a secret. its just not fair or right to say why we know specific things especially considering their official or unofficial status- its just enough to say we're well informed and with the running of this board it generally even benefits the show to keep us in the know and anything we say with certainty has indeed been cleared/confirmed/said by someone directly employed by the show-but who? Well that depends on what it was.

Recording the show via any sort of means other than an official decision to do so would be illegal unfortunately. I am not aware of any plans to do this but I will be happy to drop the suggestion, but I fear if it isnt in the planning stages already it is far too late to make it happen. I am sure the Lincoln Center archives have a copy of the show but generally you are only allowed to view those once and only for a set amount of time with the intent of research.

As for my favorite there have been so many great people in the show over the years and I remain close with several, I couldnt possibly pick a favorite person performance or personally speaking. My ideal cast might be the best I can do for ya in that department.

I am more than sure that Hairspray will have a farewell party but sadly these events are always closed to the company only- sometimes even preventing them from bringing friends or family. I suppose it is all dictated by the amount of money being put toward the party.

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Yes, Mistress and I actually met through a common love of the show, and of Broadway, and have become the best of friends.

She is also correct in her statements of our knowledge. Anything posted as fact by us comes from within and is based on what we are "allowed" to speak of..

In regards to the recording of the show, as Harvey is fond of pointing out to patrons snapping pictures, that is a $10,000 fine. As far as officially recording, it is an incredibly expensive and labor intensive thing, so it rarely happens with shows, sadly.

favorite people? Apples, oranges, and bananas. I have made many close friends from the show and I cherish that, so it wouldn't be easy, or right, to pull ONE out of the hat..

There is definatly going to be a company party, but like all the big events, it will be a closed party, I am certain. Invite only.


In regards to a "favorite cast" list, I've been thinking about it.. but it's hard.. do you want me to pull only from the Broadway company? Or include the first national tour, Networks tour, Toronto and Vegas productions? The major regional ones?? I end up having to list a good 5 for every role.


Scary to think about, but I have seen pretty muche very understudy in the Broadway company. The only one that has gone on that I have missed was Rashad Naylor as a Dynamite. The one time a guy has gone on.. EVER. I recently saw Summer Broyhill as Velma and was struck that she is my last "new" understudy.. There are two understudies I haven't seen go on, and sadly, it would have to be a MAJOR emergency for either to happen, so I don't see that occuring -- Lori Eve Marinacci as Penny and Travis Robertson as a Dynamite..

Geez.. I am going to have to write a book length dissertation after closing.. Wowzers.
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I did ask someone who would know about the chances of a recordng and he is not aware of any plans to record the show either, but he said he would let me know if he hears anything.
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I saw a male cast member understudy a Dynamite in the Networks tour. Not Broadway, but still...
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Yes, because the Networks tour is done a "budget", they have a smaller cast.. which can lead to some very interesting things. Sometimes, "Wilbur" is actually younger than "Tracy" for example.. and they have fewer swings, which leads to some interesting moments as well... Inez sometimes understudies the Dynamites on tha tour as well.. so.. it's interesting.

On Broadway, a male has only played a Dynamite once. Rashad naylor went on ONCE.. his performance with the show.. they have a $5,000 red suit on hand just in case that ever happens. It started due the fact that when the show first opened, they kept losing the black female swings, so Lorraine was the only 'reliable' understudy they had, so they decided to add a male understudy for extra security. Ever since, they have had three Dynamite covers - Lorraine, the black female swing, and one of the black boys. At one point, a white girl even understudied the Dynamites!

Under union rule, Inez can not understudy the Dynamites because Inez is a principal and the Dynamites are ensemble members. The reason you see understudies listed for Dynamites and not, say, Brenda, is because the Dynamites are considered a "featured specialty." Besides, when the show first opened, Inez was played by a little girl!
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 But # 1 for me is Ashley Angel. I have been a fan of his since day one of making the band, and Hair Spray helped make my dream come true of meeting him! emoticon



I too am a great APA fan and feel a little sad that he isn't around for the closing (and Constantine definitely won me over)- is there an address to write Ashley where he might actually read what was sent?
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