HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL INFORMATION:
Opened: August 15, 2002
Hairspray Director: Jack OBrien
Hairspray Music By: Marc Shaiman
Hairspray Lyrics By: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Theatre: Neil Simon Theatre
Theatre Location: 250 West 52nd Street, New York, NY
Tony Award Nominations: 13
Tony Awards Won: 8
Notable Actors: Diana DeGarmo (American Idol 2004 runner-up), Haylie Duff (sister of Hilary Duff)
The Hairspray is a famous theatre production played at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York. The Hairspray musical production is based off John Water's 1988 movie Hairpsray. Hairspray enjoyed phenomenal success on Broadway, expanding to US National Tours and many International productions.
Hairspray is about Tracy Tunblad, a big teenager with big hair and big dreams to dance on a local TV dance program. When her dreams come true, her celebrity status soars overnight. There are many characters you'll come to love, especially Edna, Tracy's mother. Plus you'll be entertained with the musical numbers on Hairspray, including the famous "You Can't Stop the Beat" and "Big, Blonde, and Beautiful." Hairspray is a happy, light-hearted theatrical production for all types of families to enjoy.
Hairspray has attracted a star-studded Hollywood cast, including Lance Bass, Haylie Duff and American Idol winner Diana DeGarmo. It's been creditd with multiple Tony Awards such as the coveted Best Musical Award as well as Oustanding Actor and Actress in a Musical, among many other awards. Buy Hairspray Tickets today and experience the excitement of a Hairspray show live!
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Hairspray at The El Dorado in Reno For a small stage production of a large stage musical it was surprisingly good. The show is shortened by a few numbers, but retains the story of the full stage production. Some of the sets are somewhat crude as you can see the castors and plywood bases; and every once in a while a little bit of stage hand can be seen moving them. But, the cast is talented and work very hard to keep the energy up. Some standout performences are (sorry don't know the actor's names) Seaweed, Tracy, Penny (outrageously funny), and Motormouth Maybelle (who's rendition of "I Know Where I've Been" will leave you speechless.) It's definately a great way to spend an evening. August 24, 2011