Based on the New Line Cinema film, written and directed by John Waters
Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
Thomas Meehan, Mark O'Donnell
The musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture and won eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It’s Baltimore in 1962, and lovable plus-size heroine Tracy Turnblad’s passion for dancing pays off as she wins a spot on the popular TV dance program “The Corny Collins Show.” Overnight she is transformed from social outcast to teen celebrity, but this larger-than-life adolescent must then vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the affection of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate the TV network (which has a “Negro Day” once a month but is otherwise segregated) – all without mussing her hairdo. Rock to the hit songs Mama, I’m A Big Girl Now, I Can Hear the Bells, Welcome to the 60s, You’re Timeless to Me, Without Love, Big, Blonde and Beautiful, I Know Where I’ve Been, You Can’t Stop the Beat, and, of course – It’s Hairspray.
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.