When did Hairspray play on Broadway?

August 15, 2002
The musical adaptation of John Waters’ 1988 film Hairspray opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre August 15, 2002, after beginning performances July 18. The musical played 2,642 performances before closing January 4, 2009, winning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

What theater did Hairspray play in?

the Neil Simon Theatre
Original Broadway production After a successful tryout at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, Hairspray opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre on August 15, 2002.

Is Hairspray back on Broadway?

‘Hairspray’ Cast Reunites to Celebrate Broadway’s Return at 2021 Tony Awards. Broadway is back, and this year’s Tony Awards are celebrating with a musical extravaganza and fun cast reunion.

What is the Broadway show Hairspray about?

About the Show It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad, the lovable plus-size teen, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star.

How long was Hairspray on Broadway?

The musical, which opened on Broadway on August 15, 2002, has featured many stars over its six-year run.

Where was Hairspray first performed?

August 15, 2002Hairspray / First performance

Is Hairspray on Broadway good?

Hairspray is one of great pop/rock musical of all-time! It is a satisfying neon cartoon so sweet it melts your heart. This is a major Broadway musical with all the bells and whistles. It looks great with colorful costumes, bright lights; it sings wonderfully, is richly funny and dances up a storm.

Was the 1988 Hairspray a musical?

“Hairspray” is John Waters’ most commercially successful film — the 1988 dancing comedy spawned a hit Broadway musical, a movie and TV movie of that musical, plus multiple sequel and TV show offers that never saw the light of day.