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Hairspray: You Can't Stop The Beat
By Broadway Magazine
Just like it's name, Hairspray is keeping Broadway's style intact, even if it's sometimes a bit on the sticky side.
Hairspray embodies what musical theatre should be about: big costumes, exaggerated sets, laughs, huge foot tapping numbers, and a soft place in our hearts. The pumping energy is as big as the hair, and the charisma is undeniable. The show is far from perfect, but after becoming a smash hit in 2002 it has lost none of its charm. The story of an overweight teenage girl who is determined to achieve her dreams touches on themes of acceptance, race, and family. Based on a John Water's film, the musical version gained even greater [...] read more »
Lon Hoyt, Paul Huntley, Steve C Kennedy, William Ivey Long, Randy Houston Mercer, Jerry Mitchell, Jack O'Brien, Kenneth Posner, David Rockwell, John Waters, Harold Wheeler, Joe Abraham, Ashley Parker Angel, Lance Bass, Gretchen Bieber, Kirsten Bracken, Iris Burruss, Tevin Campbell, Dwayne Cooper, Steven Cutts, Michelle Dowdy, Shannon Durig, Brooke Leigh Engen, Leslie Goddard, Carla J Hargrove, Van Hughes, Darlene Love, Lori Eve Marinacci, Kasey Marino, Harriman F Spritzer, Susan Mosher, Prudy Pingleton, Naturi Naughton, Michele Pawk, Marissa Perry, Hayley Podschun, Nicole Powell, Terita Redd, Travis Robertson, Daniel Robinson, Robbie Roby, Tom Rooney, Niki Scalera, Todd Michel Smith, Judine Somerville, Ashley Spencer, George Wendt
The Broadway hit musical Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad and her family. This buoyant Broadway musical is set in the 1960s, where Tracy, an overweight but super-hip Baltimore teen, has high hopes of dancing on TV's most popular show, dating the cutest boy at school, and oh yes…integrating her town. Hairspray the Broadway musical was based on the Jon Waters film and was subsequently turned into a hit film with John Travolta. With a cast that always includes celebrities and stars, Hairspray remains one of Broadway's most vivacious and up-beat hit musicals.
Neil Simon Theatre
250 West 52nd Street
|Wednesday:||2:00pm and 8:00pm|
|Saturday:||2:00pm and 8:00pm|
Running Time 2 hours and 40 minutes, including 1 intermission