Highlights from Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl (Video)

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The Tony Award-winning musical, Hairspray, by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, recently played three performances at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl Aug. 5-7.


In Hairspray, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Harvey Fierstein, who originated the roles of Tracy and Edna Turnblad, respectively, joined Corbin Bleu (Seaweed), Drew Carey (Wilbur Turnblad), John Stamos (Corny Collins), Diana DeGarmo (Penny Pingleton), Mo Gaffney (Prudy Pingleton, the Gym Teacher, the Matron), Nick Jonas (Link Larkin), Darlene Love (Motormouth Maybelle) and Tara Macri (Amber).

Set in 1962 Baltimore, Hairspray follows the hopes of chubby teen Tracy Turnbald as she strives to break barriers and become a dancer on TV's "Corny Collins Show." She helps pave the way for racial integration of the dance program, much to the shock of adults — including zaftig mama Edna — in town. She might also land the coolest guy in school as her boyfriend.

Here, the star-studded cast of Hairspray perform some of the hit numbers from the show including "Nicest Kids in Town," "I Can Hear the Bells," "It Takes Two," "Without Love" and "You Can't Stop the Beat."

To watch "Nicest Kids in Town," look below:

To watch "I Can Hear the Bells," look below:

To watch "It Takes Two," look below:

To watch "Without Love," look below:

To watch "You Can't Stop the Beat," look below:


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