GET READY BALTIMORE! NBC’s 4th annual televised musical Hairspray Live airs tomorrow night at 8pm.
To get us in the mood, here is a B-Roll montage of scenes from Hairspray’s original Broadway production. This features the original Broadway cast which included…
Harvey Fierstein (who is reprising his acclaimed performance from Broadway in the live presentation tomorrow night) as Edna Turnblad,
Marissa Jaret Winokur as Tracy Turnblad,
Matthew Morrison (in his Pre-Glee breakout role) as Link Larken,
Corey Reynolds as Seaweed J. Stubbs
Dick Latessa as Wilbur Turnblad,
Clarke Thorell as Corny Collins,
Mary Bond Davis as Motormouth Mabel,
Kerry Butler as Penny Lou Pingleton,
Laura Bell Bundy as Amber Von Tussle,
Linda Hart as Velma Von Tussle,
Jackie Hoffman as Prudy Pingleton & others,
and many more.
HAIRSPRAY originally in Seattle at The 5th Avenue Theatre in 2002 before making it ‘s way into Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre. It won 8 Tony Awards in 2003 including Best Musical. The original Broadway production closed in January 2009 and ran 2,642 performances. It’s currently the 21st longest running show in Broadway History. Productions are continued to be performed worldwide. And it’s been rumored that HAIRSPRAY might hit Broadway again soon.