Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Little Bit of Broadway


A musical based on a movie which was then turned into a musical film? That’s today’s musical – Hairspray. The story of a teenager in 1962 Baltimore who wants to dance on tv, and more than that, thinks that the black teenagers ought to get to dance more than one “Negro Day” a month. Winning 8 Tony’s, 9 Drama Desk Awards, and 5 Olivier Awards, it certainly lives up to Ben Brantley’s review: 'Hairspray' is as sweet as a show can be without promoting tooth decay…”
Music Marc Shaiman
Lyrics Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman
Book Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan
Basis 1988 film Hairspray

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