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About This Show

It’s 1962, and Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad wants to dance. When she wins a spot on the local TV dance program The Corny Collins Show, this big girl with big hair becomes a teen celebrity overnight. Soon Tracy finds herself pitted against the show’s reigning princess for the title Miss Teenage Hairspray 1962. Based on the John Waters film, Hairspray is the winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, the 2003 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Musical, and the 2003 Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Musical!

25 rush tickets are distributed by lottery for seats in the first row of the orchestra. Sign-up begins 3 hours prior to each show and the drawing is two and a half hours before the performance. Tickets are $25, limit 2 person, cash only, and valid ID is required for all winners.

For group sales, phone 212-302-7000 or 800-677-1164. Hairspray now offers the ShowTrans system for foreign-speaking audience members in the following languages: French, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 40min (1 intermission)
Dates: Opening Night: August 15, 2002 Final Performance: January 4, 2009

Theatermania Review

| | June 23, 2004


Leah Hocking Velma Von Tussle
Karen Mason Velma Von Tussle

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