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Hairspray   

 
Neil Simon Theatre, (8/15/2002 - 1/04/2009)
First Preview: Jul 18, 2002 Total Previews: 31
Opening Date: Aug 15, 2002    
Closing Date: Jan 04, 2009 Total Performances: 2642

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Baltimore. 1962.



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; James L. Nederlander: President)
Produced by Margo Lion, Adam Epstein, The Baruch-Viertel-Routh-Frankel Group, James D. Stern, Douglas L. Meyer, Rick Steiner, Frederic H. Mayerson, SEL, GFO and New Line Cinema; Produced in association with Clear Channel Entertainment, Allan S. Gordon, Élan V. McAllister, Dede Harris, Kardana-Swinsky Productions, John Osher and Bonnie Osher; Associate Producer: The Aspen Group, Daniel C. Staton and Rhoda Mayerson
The world premiere of HAIRSPRAY was produced with The 5th Avenue Theatre (David Armstrong, Producing Artistic Director; Marilynn Sheldon, Managing Director)
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan; Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman; Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Musical Director: Lon Hoyt; Music arranged by Marc Shaiman
Directed by Jack O'Brien; Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell; Associate Director: Matt Lenz; Associate Choreographer: Michele Lynch
Scenic Design by David Rockwell; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by Steve C. Kennedy; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Make-Up Design by Randy Houston Mercer; Associate Scenic Design: Richard Jaris; Assistant Scenic Design: Emily Beck, Robert Bissinger and Ted LeFevre; Associate to David Rockwell: Barry Richards; Assistant to David Rockwell: Michael Dereskewicz and Joanie Schlafer; Associate Costume Design: Martha Bromelmeier; Assistant Costume Design: Laura Oppenheimer; Assistant to William Ivey-Long: Melissa-Anne Blizzard and Donald Sanders; Associate Lighting Design: Philip Rosenberg; Assistant Lighting Design: Paul Miller; Associate Sound Design: John Shivers; Associate Hair and Wig Design: Amy Solomon
General Manager: Richard Frankel Productions and Laura Green; Company Manager: Marc Borsak; Associate Co. Mgr: Aliza Wassner; Exclusive Tour Direction: On The Road
Production Supervisor: Steven Beckler; Technical Supervisor: Tech Production Services, Inc., Colleen Houlehen, Elliot Bertoni, Jarid Sumner and Michael Altbaum; Stage Manager: J. Philip Bassett; Assistant Stage Mgr: Marisha Ploski; Production Stage Manager: Steven Beckler
Conducted by Lon Hoyt; Associate Conductor: Keith Cotton; Assistant Conductor: Seth Farber; Guitar 1 (Electric/Acoustic guitar): David Spinozza; Guitar 2 (Electric/Acoustic guitar): Peter Calo; Keyboard 1: Lon Hoyt; Keyboard 2: Keith Cotton; Keyboard 3: Seth Farber; Electric Bass: Francisco Centeno; Drums/Synth drums/Percussion: Clint de Ganon; Percussion: Walter "Wally" Usiatynski; Reed 1 (Saxs, Flute, Clarinet): David Mann; Reed 2 (Saxs, Flute, Clarinet): Dave Riekenberg; Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Piccolo Trumpet: Danny Cahn; Trombone/Bass Trombone: Birch Johnson; Violin: Robert Shaw and Carol Pool; Cello: Sarah Hewitt-Roth; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation; Onstage Guitar: Matthew Morrison; Onstage Keyboards: Linda Hart; Onstage Glockenspiel: Joel Vig; Onstage Harmonica: Kerry Butler
Press Representative: Richard Kornberg, Don Summa, Tom D'Ambrosio and Carrie Friedman; Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; Dance Captain: Greg Graham; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Promotions: TMG - The Marketing Group; Photographer: Paul Kolnik
Cast
Harvey FiersteinEdna Turnblad
(Jul 18, 2002 - May 02, 2004)
Marissa Jaret WinokurTracy Turnblad
(Jul 18, 2002 - Aug 10, 2003)
Laura Bell BundyAmber Von Tussle
(Jul 18, 2002 - Jul 13, 2003)
Kerry ButlerPenny Pingleton
(Jul 18, 2002 - Jul 13, 2003)
Mary Bond DavisMotormouth Maybelle
Linda HartVelma Von Tussle
(Jul 18, 2002 - Jul 13, 2003)
Dick LatessaWilbur Turnblad
(Jul 18, 2002 - Aug 01, 2004)
Matthew MorrisonLink Larkin
(Jul 18, 2002 - Jan 11, 2004)
Corey ReynoldsSeaweed J. Stubbs
(Jul 18, 2002 - Jul 13, 2003)
Clarke ThorellCorny Collins
(Jul 18, 2002 - Jan 11, 2004)
Danelle Eugenia WilsonLittle Inez
(Jul 18, 2002 - Jul 18, 2003)
Eric AnthonyDuane
Denizen of Baltimore
Shoshana BeanShelly
Denizen of Baltimore
Eric DysartGilbert
Denizen of Baltimore
Adam FlemingSketch
(Jul 18, 2002 - Feb 08, 2004)
Denizen of Baltimore
(Jul 18, 2002 - Feb 08, 2004)
Jennifer GambateseBrenda
(Jul 18, 2002 - Mar 30, 2003)
Denizen of Baltimore
Danielle Lee GreavesLorraine
Denizen of Baltimore
John HillFender
(Jul 18, 2002 - Jun 29, 2003)
Denizen of Baltimore
Jackie HoffmanPrudy Pingleton
Gym Teacher
Matron
Denizen of Baltimore
Hollie HowardTammy
Denizen of Baltimore
Katharine LeonardLou Ann
Denizen of Baltimore
Kamilah MartinOne of The Dynamites
Denizen of Baltimore
Rashad NaylorThad
Denizen of Baltimore
Judine RichárdOne of The Dynamites
Denizen of Baltimore
Peter Matthew SmithBrad
(Jul 18, 2002 - Mar 13, 2005)
Denizen of Baltimore
Todd Michel SmithIQ
Denizen of Baltimore
Shayna SteeleOne of The Dynamites
Denizen of Baltimore
Joel VigHarriman F. Spritzer
Principal
Mr. Pinky
Guard
Denizen of Baltimore
John Waters
Uncredited
TV Announcer
Recorded voice only
Swings: Joshua Bergasse, Greg Graham and Brooke Tansley
Understudies: Eric Anthony (Seaweed J. Stubbs), Shoshana Bean (Tracy Turnblad, Velma Von Tussle), Eric Dysart (Seaweed J. Stubbs), Adam Fleming (Link Larkin), Jennifer Gambatese (Penny Pingleton), Danielle Lee Greaves (Motormouth Maybelle), David Greenspan (Edna Turnblad, Wilbur Turnblad), Katy Grenfell (Tracy Turnblad), John Hill (Corny Collins, Link Larkin), Jackie Hoffman (Velma Von Tussle), Hollie Howard (Amber Von Tussle, Penny Pingleton), Katharine Leonard (Amber Von Tussle), Kamilah Martin (Motormouth Maybelle), Judine Richárd (Little Inez), Peter Matthew Smith (Corny Collins), Shayna Steele (Little Inez) and Joel Vig (Edna Turnblad, Wilbur Turnblad)
Tony Award®
winner 2003 Best Musical [winner] 
 Produced by Margo Lion , Adam Epstein , The Baruch-Viertel-Routh-Frankel Group , James D. Stern , Douglas L. Meyer , Rick Steiner , Frederic H. Mayerson , SEL , GFO and New Line Cinema ;  Produced in association with Clear Channel Entertainment , Allan S. Gordon , Élan V. McAllister , Dede Harris , Kardana-Swinsky Productions , John Osher and Bonnie Osher
winner 2003 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 
 Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
winner 2003 Best Original Score [winner] 
 Music by Marc Shaiman ;  Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
winner 2003 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Harvey Fierstein
winner 2003 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Marissa Jaret Winokur
winner 2003 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Dick Latessa
 2003 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Corey Reynolds
 2003 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  David Rockwell
winner 2003 Best Costume Design [winner] 
  William Ivey Long
 2003 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Kenneth Posner
 2003 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Jerry Mitchell
winner 2003 Best Direction of a Musical [winner] 
  Jack O'Brien
 2003 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 
  Harold Wheeler
Theatre World
winner 2003 Award [recipient] 
  Jackie Hoffman
winner 2003 Award [recipient] 
  Marissa Jaret Winokur
Drama Desk Award
winner 2003 Outstanding New Musical [winner] 
 Produced by Margo Lion , Adam Epstein , The Baruch-Viertel-Routh-Frankel Group , James D. Stern , Douglas L. Meyer , Rick Steiner , Frederic H. Mayerson , SEL , GFO and New Line Cinema ;  Produced in association with Clear Channel Entertainment , Allan S. Gordon , Élan V. McAllister , Dede Harris , Kardana-Swinsky Productions , John Osher and Bonnie Osher
winner 2003 Outstanding Book of a Musical [winner] 
 Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
winner 2003 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Harvey Fierstein
winner 2003 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Marissa Jaret Winokur
winner 2003 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Dick Latessa
 2003 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Corey Reynolds
 2003 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Kerry Butler
 2003 Oustanding Choreography [nominee] 
 Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
winner 2003 Outstanding Director of a Musical [winner] 
 Directed by Jack O'Brien
winner 2003 Outstanding Orchestrations [winner] 
  Harold Wheeler
winner 2003 Outstanding Lyrics [winner] 
 Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
 2003 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical [nominee] 
 Scenic Design by David Rockwell
winner 2003 Outstanding Music [winner] 
 Music by Marc Shaiman
winner 2003 Outstanding Costume Design [winner] 
  William Ivey Long
music by Marc Shaiman; lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
ACT 1 Sung By
Good Morning BaltimoreTracy Turnblad and Company
The Nicest Kids in TownAmber Von Tussle, Brad, Brenda, Corny Collins, Fender, IQ, Link Larkin, Lou Ann and Shelly
Mama, I'm a Big Girl NowAmber Von Tussle, Edna Turnblad, Penny Pingleton, Prudy Pingleton, Tracy Turnblad and Velma Von Tussle
I Can Hear the BellsTracy Turnblad
(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore CrabsAmber Von Tussle, Brad, Brenda, Fender, IQ, Link Larkin, Lou Ann, Shelly and Velma Von Tussle
The MadisonCorny Collins
The Nicest Kids in Town (Reprise) Amber Von Tussle, Brad, Brenda, Corny Collins, Fender, IQ, Link Larkin, Lou Ann and Shelly
It Takes TwoLink Larkin and Tracy Turnblad
Welcome to the '60sTracy Turnblad, Edna Turnblad and The Dynamites, and Company
Big, Blonde & BeautifulCompany
Run and Tell ThatSeaweed J. Stubbs, Little Inez and Company
Big, Blonde & BeautifulEdna Turnblad, Little Inez, Motormouth Maybelle, Tracy Turnblad and Wilbur Turnblad
The MadisonCorny Collins and Company
The Big DollhouseAmber Von Tussle, Edna Turnblad, Matron, Motormouth Maybelle, Penny Pingleton, Tracy Turnblad, Velma Von Tussle and Women
ACT 2 Sung By
Good Morning Baltimore (Reprise) Tracy Turnblad
Timeless to MeEdna Turnblad and Wilbur Turnblad
Without LoveLink Larkin, Penny Pingleton, Seaweed J. Stubbs and Tracy Turnblad
I Know Where I've BeenMotormouth Maybelle and Company
HairsprayCorny Collins and Council Members
CootiesAmber Von Tussle and and Council Members
You Can't Stop the BeatEdna Turnblad, Link Larkin, Motormouth Maybelle, Penny Pingleton, Seaweed J. Stubbs, Tracy Turnblad and Wilbur Turnblad