Yesterday, Kristyn Burtt attended The Art & Artistry of Hairspray Live! where she talked with cast and crew of the show who were also there.
In an interview with Executive Producer Craig Zadan, she asked about the upcoming “Bye Bye Birdie” with Jennifer Lopez and if Derek will be part of this musical as well. The answer might not be positive but, Craig says some amazing things about Derek! Be sure to listen to him.
Kristyn also shared a photo with Derek’s wardrobe from the exhibit. Thank you SO much Kristyn for these! ❤
Maybe with a little bit delay, Douglas Mayo posted his review about Hairspray Live! soundtrack, praising the cast’s performances and how everyone suited perfectly to their roles. Douglas gives the recording 5 stars!
Below you can read some excerpts of it, including what he says about Derek.
“This recording seems to have been made independently of the live broadcast and features a cast so perfectly suited to this show that it is now my favourite recording of Hairspray, topping even the Original Broadway Cast recording which I have loved for many years. […] […] The inclusion of Ladies Choice in this version of the show and The Nicest Kids In Town, complete with blaring brass and driving drums gives Derek Hough a chance to really let rip as TV host Corny Collins.”
Just a reminder everyone that tomorrow the DVD of Hairspray Live! will be released! A perfect gift for Christmas 😉 You can buy it online on Amazon. And don’t forget that the songs and whole album of the show are also available on Amazon and iTunes.
Wow! This is truly an amazing feedback about Derek’s vocals! Ruth Jepson wrote a review about the soundtrack of the show which as he says “is very much worth a listen, even though there are a few flaws.”
“Out of the whole soundtrack, [Jennifer Hudson] is only matched vocally by Derek Hough as Corny Collins, whose cheeky tones prove he is absolutely the Ladies Choice.
You can read the whole review on The Reviews Hub. Thank you Carolyn & HappyHough 🙂
This is a really beautiful video of the whole cast of Hairspray Live! (you can spot Derek quite few times in it) during the 8 weeks of preparation for the show.
As Harvey said when he tweeted it: “Impossible to sum up 8 weeks readying HAIRSPRAY LIVE but here’s a snapshot of the experience.” Couldn’t have said it better!
And one more review after the many we posted yesterday! I LOVE how everyone is praising Derek as Corny Collins! Don’t you? 😀 A great review for the whole show from CBC News.
Derek Hough as Corny Collins was Ken-doll flawless, even gamely dunking an Oreo cookie into milk and popping it into his mouth after a big dance number. (Though, we’re not sure why Oreo needed to follow up Hough’s live Oreo endorsement with another of its cookie commercials. Isn’t that double dipping?)
Also, Broadway World asked the fans to rank their 10 favorite performances when the show ended, and Derek’s “Nicest Kids in Town” made it to the list. Head to Broadway World to see the full list.
After the live show and watching the Hairspray Live! along with Julianne and friends, Derek head to Ariana’s place for an after party. Many members of the cast were there and after they had fun, they all watched together the show.
Check out below what they posted on their social media accounts.
Julianne and many friends gathered at her place last night to watch Derek on Hairspray Live! Among them are Hayley, Emma, Sasha and Arielle. They all cheer on him while watching and Derek returned home and watched with them. Check out what they posted on their social media accounts.
P.S. Among the company are or course Romie, Lexi, Harley and Ruby! Love those dogs! 😀
Yesterday it was sure a long day for Derek and the whole cast of Hairspray Live! In the first video below, I tried to capture all the moments of Derek on social media from the beginning of the day till after the show. He started with a jogging on the set, then went on to get ready and of course moment from during the show. In between, lots of fun with the cast and during the commercial breaks.
Derek also took over TV Guide’s Instagram before the show. We posted a first video with his posts there yesterday, but below you can see the full clip.