By Andrew Gans
05 Aug 2011
|Photo by Paul Kolnik|
Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell directs and choreographs Hairspray, which boasts original Broadway stars Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur reprising their Tony-winning roles as Edna and Tracy Turnblad, respectively.
The starry company also includes Susan Anton (Velma Von Tussle), Corbin Bleu (Seaweed), Drew Carey (Wilbur Turnblad), Diana DeGarmo (Penny Pingleton), Mo Gaffney (Prudy Pingleton, the Gym Teacher, the Matron), Nick Jonas (Link Larkin), Darlene Love (Motormouth Maybelle), Tara Macri (Amber), John Stamos (Corny Collins) and Michael McDonald (Harriman F. Spritzer, the Principal, Mr. Pinky, the Guard).
The ensemble includes Bradley Benjamin, Denosh Bennett, Tiffany Daniels, Taylor Frey, Todrick D. Hall, Joey Haro, Amy Hillner, Chyka Jackson (Little Inez), Chauncey Jenkins, Derek Klena, Daniel LeClaire, Katharine Leonard, Kristolyn Lloyd, Tatiana Mac, NRaca, Jackie Seiden, Daniel Tatar, Jake Wilson, Timothy Wilson and Jessica Keenan Wynn.
Marc Shaiman (music/co-lyricist) and Scott Wittman (co-lyricist), who are currently represented on Broadway with Catch Me If You Can, penned the Tony-winning score to Hairspray, which has a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. The musical won eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Show times at the Bowl are Aug. 5-6 at 8:30 PM and Aug. 7 at 7:30 PM.
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