THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating the Tony-Winning Musical Hairspray (Video)
04 Jan 2013
The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Hairspray, which features a score from Tony winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman ("Smash"), played its final performance on Broadway Jan. 4, 2009. Here, Playbill.com looks back at the hit musical with performances from the 2002 Broadway production, 2007 feature film, 2011 Hollywood Bowl production and more.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.