Tuesday, November 24

Monkee Micky Dolenz to appear in Hairspray

Micky Dolenz, who starred in the 1960s sitcom about a fictional band called “The Monkees,” is heading to London’s West End next February to appear in the hit musical Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

He will play the part of Wilbur Turnblad, the father of the show’s heroine, Tracy Turnblad.
Micky Dolenz has appeared in a number of stage musicals including Grease, Aida, Pippin’ and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. He has most recently has been touring the States in Teen Idol  which also stars Peter Noone (ex Herman’s Hermits) and appropriately features hit music from the 1960s.

He has also just finished recording a tribute album to the legendary singer/songwriter Carole King called “King For A Day, and this is due for release around the time of his London-debut on 2nd February 2010.

Brian Conley will return to the musical at the same time as Dolenz makes his debut.  He will have finished pantomime and be ready to reprise his role as Tracy’s voluptuous mother, Edna.

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