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Hairspray

Audiences = 4.6


Running since: August, 2002
A sugary candied-apple of a musical in which a plus-sized teen in 1962 Baltimore discovers that she lives in the best of all possible worlds.
Closes 1/4/2009


The Broadway production of Hairspray closed January 4, 2009. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.


Based on John Waters' classic film of the same name, this bebop musical tells the fun, flouncing story of "a big girl with big dreams - and even bigger hair" who sets out to desegregate the local TV dance show. She becomes a local celebrity, and in the glee and glitz of the early 60's, teaches a few lessons about tolerance, understanding, and cosmetics to the TV audience.

Family Rundown: This show is certainly family-friendly fare, but it might be wise to have a conversation in the car on the way about the racial tensions of the 1960's.

Cast News: Harvey Fierstein recently returned to his Tony-winning role as Edna Turnblad. Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur will return to her role as Tracy Turnblad, the zaftig dynamo at the center of the story, on December 9th. Both actors will play through the end of the run.

No children under the age of 5 will be admitted. Everyone is required to have a ticket (even if the adult has the child in their lap).

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