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Hairspray

Hairspray

by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan

Award-Winning, Based on a Film, Bestseller, Comedy, Critically-Acclaimed, Dance, Pop/Rock Musical

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Hairspray

Hairspray




A new musical based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name.


Story:

Tracy Turnblad is obsessed with The Corny Collins Show and one of its dancers, Link Larkin. Though rejected by producer Belma Vom Tussle at auditions, when Tracey shows off some moves at the Sophomore Hop, Corny Colins gives her a place on the show. Tracey is soon launched to stardom, but can't stand that the show won't allow integration and does everything in her power to make it happen.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Marc Shaiman

Lyricist

Lyricist
Scott Wittman

Librettist

Librettist
Mark O'Donnell

Librettist

Librettist
Thomas Meehan



  • Premiere
  • 1988 Film
  • 2007 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Neil Simon Theatre
Opening Night
Aug 15, 2002
Total Performances
2,642
Original Cast
Marossa Jaret Winokur, Harvey Fierstein, Laura Bell Bundy, Kerry Butler, Mary Bond Davis, Linda Hart, Dick Latessa, Matthew Morrison, Corey Reynolds, Clarke Thorell, Danelle Eugenia Wilson
Director
Jack O'Brian
Choreographer
Jerry Mitchell
Musical Director
Lon Hoyt
Orchestrations
Harold Wheeler
Scenic Design
David Rockwell
Costume Design
William Ivey Long
Lighting Design
Kenneth Psner
Sound Design
Steve C. Kennedy

1998 Film Version

Movie Name
Hairspray
Type
Non-Musical
Director
John Waters
Screenplay
John Waters
Starring
Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Deborah Harry, Ricki Lake, Jerry Stiller, Vitamin C, Michael St. Gerard, Leslie Ann Powers, Clayton Prince, Mink Stole, Shawn Thompson

2007 Film Version

Movie Name
Hairspray
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Adam Shankman
Screenplay
Leslie Dixon
Starring
John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Allison Janney, Nikki Blonsky





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
2007 Motion Picture Soundtrack


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
2007 Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
2007 Hollywood Version Blu-Ray

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Books

Book
Book: The Roots


Other

Merchandise




2003 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Actor in a Musical - Harvey Fierstein
Best Actress in a Musical - Marissa Jaret Winokur
Best Costume Design
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Dick Latessa
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Corey Reynolds
Best Scenic Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Orchestrations

2003 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding New Musical
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Harvey Fierstein
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Marissa Jaret Winokur
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Dick Latessa
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Corey Reynolds
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Kerry Butler
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical

2003 Theatre World Award Nominations

Jackie Hoffman
Marissa Jaret Winokur

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