PHOTO CALL: London Hairspray Sneak Peek

News   PHOTO CALL: London Hairspray Sneak Peek Hairspray, which begins previews at London's Shaftesbury Theatre on Oct. 11, will star a cross-dressing Michael Ball as matriarch Edna Turnblad.

The Marc Shaiman-Scott Wittman musical, which received a total of eight 2003 Tonys including Best Musical, also stars newcomer Leanne Jones as Tracy Turnblad, and Mel Smith as her father Wilbur. Hairspray is set to open in the West End on Oct. 30.

Here's a look at the musical's leading family in costume.

 
Michael Ball   Mel Smith

 
Michael Ball, Leanne Jones and Mel Smith

 
Mel Smith, Leanne Jones and Michael Ball
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