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About the Show

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.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Marc Shaiman
Lyricist: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Librettist: Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Neil Simon Theatre
Opening Night: Aug 15, 2002
Total Performances: 2642
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

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