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Hairspray is an American musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and "downtown" rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program (based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show). When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful group of characters, leading to social change as she campaigns for the show's integration. In 2003, Hairspray won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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