HAIRSPRAY
 

HAIRSPRAY
 Book by MARK O'DONNEL & THOMAS MEEHAN
Music by MARC SHAIMAN
Lyric by SCOTT WITTMAN & MARC SHAIMAN
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by JOHN WATERS

Directed by JACK O'BRIEN
Choreography by JERRY MITCHELL

Starring

KATHY BRIER         HARVEY FIERSTEIN

Also Starring
MARY BOND DAVIS     TRACY JAI EDWARDS     JENNIFER GAMBATESE
CHESTER GREGORY II     JACKIE HOFFMAN   AJA MARIA     MATTHEW MORRISON
CLARKE THORELL     JOEL VIG    BARBARA WALSH   and   DICK LATESSA
With
Eric Anthony     Shoshana Bean     Tracee Beazer     J.P. Dougherty    
Shannon Durig    Adam Fleming     Danielle Lee Greaves     Hollie Howard     
Michelle Kittrell     Katharine Leonard     Michael Longoria     
John Jeffrey Martin     Rusty Mowery     Rashad Naylor     Nichole Powell
Judine Richard     Peter Matthew Smith     Todd Michel Smith     
Shayna Steele     Brooke Tansley

Scenery Designed by  DAVID ROCKWELL
Costumes Designed by WILLIAM  IVEY LONG
Lighting Designed by KENNETH POSNER
Sound Designed by STEVEN C. KENNEDY
Orchestration by HAROLD WHEELER
Music Direction by LON HOYT
Arrangements by MARC SHAIMAN
Music Coordinator: JOHN MILLER

NEIL SIMON THEATRE
250 West 52nd Street (between Broadway & Eighth Avenue)
(212) 757-8646 or www.ticketmaster.com


With eight 2003 Tony Awards under its ample belt, HAIRSPRAY
is still one of the hottest tickets on Broadway.  Based on the film by
John Waters, the setting is Baltimore in 1962.  Tracy Turnblad
(Kathy Brier, an indefatigable ball of energy with limbs that move
in so many directions simultaneously they appear to be made of
rubber) is an optimistic, unstoppable teenager with a dream to be on
the Corny Collins' TV Dance Show.   As she struggles to turn her
dreams into reality, she manages to integrate the television show and
fall in love along the way.  The characters, developed by the always-
ahead-of-his-time Waters, are wacky and wonderful with just a tinge
of trashy to keep it interesting.   The indomitable Harvey Fierstein
as Tracy's 300+ pound mom is a scene stealer from beginning to end. 
Dick Latessa as Tracy's dad is the perfect complement, and their
duet of "Timeless To Me" is the musical delight of the evening.  Add
to that a high-energy performance by Matthew Morrison as Tracy's
love obsession and a coming-of-age awakening by her best friend
Penny, hilariously portrayed by Jennifer Gambatese, and you're on
your way to theatrical bliss.   Original songs, big-production dance
numbers, costumes true to the 1960's, and hairstyles as high as a
Baltimore high-rise guarantee an evening of pure joy.
          
- Laurie Lawson -

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