We got more Hairspray throwbacks going on as we countdown the hours to NBC’s Hairspray Live. We are an hour and 10 minutes away people.

DID YOU KNOW: The longest running actress to have played the lead role of “Tracy Turnblad” in the Broadway production was Shannon Durig. She started with the show as the standby (filling in for Kathy Brier and later Carly Jibson) in 2003. In 2005, she took on the role fulltime playing over 1,000 performances till 2008 at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Every year during the holiday season, the Broadway community takes part in an annual Holiday album for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS called CAROLS FOR A CURE. On the 2007 edition of the album, Shannon Durig and cast members took their rapping skills to the recording studio for a track about life in Baltimore during the holidays entitled TRACY TURNBLAD’S BIG BAD HOLIDAY RAP!!

I gotta tell you everyone Tracy can actually rap people. Awesome job Shannon and cast.


Tracy: Shannon Durig Broadway’s Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure 2007 Stuffed with Holiday Hairspray photos! I own nothing! For entertainment purposes only.

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