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Hairspray – Tevin Campbell

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Many years later, still loving Tevin Campbell. Isn’t he great? He has a couple of albums.

Just got back from watching Hairspray (with the Filipino Librarian) where Tevin plays Seaweed J. Stubbs. I loved him/the show! Since I had no idea what Hairspray was about, I was pleasantly surprised to find out what Hairspray was all about. Go go Hairspray! Highly recommended — although admittedly, I’m more used to the traditional Broadway musical with self-glorifying solos while suspended above the stage on a broomstick.

Thanks to the newfound skills I learned from Von regarding getting cheap Broadway tickets — lotteries are cool! — I think I’m going to make this a project! I’ve decided that I’m not going to line up for the lottery everyday since they might suspect I’m a stalker. So maybe just once a week — so I’m not too obvious, but obvious enough. Hahaha. rickey.org is going to have Hairspray updates! Hey, I live in New York, why not. I’m so excited.

Tomorrow (gasp), Von and I are going to attempt a double-header for both Avenue Q and Spelling Bee – I hope we win the lottery!

Here’s Von with Aaron Tveit who plays Link Larkin:

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mpreston123
mpreston123

Thank you for sharing with us your review of Hairspray with Tevin Campbell. He is indeed a very talented and gifted "artist" whose career ended way too soon. I sill love and listen to his music and wished that I could check him out in his broadway debut. Glad to hear that he performed very well. I don't think there's really anything that Tevin can't accomplish. A lot of his fans are still anticipating his new comeback CD. Missing that smooth sexy tenor voice. Good luck to you Tevin and know that we love you and we are missing you. Peace & Love

Dina
Dina

omg haha. I found one of his cds when I was really little. It has a huge T on it. I am pretty sure it was him. wow.

LNR
LNR

Are the lotteries the 30 minutes before the show rush tickets for $10? I've never done a rush ticket, but I'm familiar with the process.

I envy you guys who can see NY theatre anytime you want! I moved to SD six years ago, and I've only been to one play worth seeing in all this time. The touring musicals that come through San Diego, so far that I made the mistake of seeing, are, at best, 2nd- or 3rd-rate. Nothing sucks more than going to see a production of one of your favorite musicals and finding it a substandard production (actually, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" IS a good production and only done in SD, I think, but after 2-3 views, I don't need to see it anymore). You're so lucky, Rickey! I don't think you should have to worry about lining up everyday. I have a feeling that's nothing new...

Danielle
Danielle

How do you do the lotteries? My family is coming in town and I would love to take them to a few shows!!!

Michelle
Michelle

Hey Rickey,
I hope you get to see Avenue Q! It is awesome! You will love it! I would love to see it again, maybe on a national tour. Spelling Bee was good, but not in the same league as Avenue Q! Wicked is great too! (You know Avenue Q beat Wicked for the best musical Tony in 2003!)

Kimber
Kimber

That's awesome Rickey. If I had the opportunity I'd be going to shows all the time. Unfortunately in the midwest we get to see a traveling Broadway show maybe a few times a year.

merrr
merrr

Hey Rickey!!! I'm so glad you got to watch Hairspray and that I can now get my Hairspray updates directly from you! :) Hairspray is #1 on my list of shows to watch if (when!) I ever get to visit New York. I LOVE IT!!! I love Wicked too. In fact, I love all musicals. Hehehe... musical theater geek...

Laura
Laura

Wow! That's so cool. I loved Tevin Campbell's music. I was in junior high when his music was really popular. They'd always play his songs, like "Tell Me What You Want Me To Do" at the school dances. Awe, memories!

mayapapaya
mayapapaya

OMG, is that little tevin campbell from graffiti bridge?

vonjobi
vonjobi

dealmeanace: the info you want is here: http://digbig.com/4mdqq, with an update on the way.

rickey: isn't it ironic that someone from out of town had to tell you about the lotteries? =)

holly
holly

Snaps for Hairspray & Wicked!

Should you fail to win the lottery, there's always TKTS in Times Square ..

henry
henry

Hey Ricky,

did you know that they are filming "Hairspray" in Toronto starting in September? John Travolta and Queen Latifa will be in it.

DealMeAnAce
DealMeAnAce

"Good morning Baltimore....
There's the flasher who lives next door!!!"

Rock On Rickey!

When I lived right outside of Manhatten..I saw every musical also.
Why not?
It makes you feel alive.

Are you going to share the "lottery" secret? I only know about the half-price same-day TKTS window..