Aug. 15, the day Hairspray opens on Broadway, NBC's Today will air a special, behind-the-scenes look at the new hit musical comedy. The morning show, hosted by Katie Couric and Matt Lauer, will eventually air a live performance by the Hairspray company, although that date has not yet been set. Hairspray, based on the John Waters film, is set in 1962 Baltimore, where the girl with the biggest hair and the best moves can obtain fame on the city's number one dance revue, "The Corny Collins Show." Plain Jane Tracy Turnblad defeats the show's reigning queen, Amber Von Tussle, but then the girl's evil, bigoted mother want revenge. Turnblad's own parents, however, are there to make sure Tracy stays on top. In the course of her rise, Tracy falls for and wins the handsomest boy on "Corny Collins," winds up in jail and intergrates the TV dance program.
Today airs on NBC at 7AM ET. Check local listings for exact times.