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Hairspray - Original Broadway Production Information


Hairspray the Musical
Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Based upon the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler; Arrangements by Marc Shaiman
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Original Broadway Production Information

The original Broadway production of Hairspray was produced on Broadway by Margo Lion and Adam Epstein at the Neil Simon Theatre, opening 17 August 2002 and closing 4 January 2009 . Direction - Jack O‘Brien, Choreography - Jerry Mitchell, Music Supervision - Lon Hoyt, Scenic Design - David Rockwell, Costume Design - William Ivey Long, Lighting Design - Kenneth Posner, Sound Design - Steve Canyon Kennedy, Hair and Wig Design - Paul Huntley, Make-Up Design by Randy Houston Mercer. Production Stage Manager - Steven Beckler, Stage Manager - J. Philip Bassett, Assistant Stage Manager - Marisha Ploski. Casting - Telsey and Company.

Original Broadway Cast

Tracy Turnblad………………………………........................................................ Marissa Jaret Winokur
Corny Collins……………………………….......................................................................... Clarke Thorell
Amber Von Tussle………………………………........................................................... Laura Bell Bundy
Brad; Understudy Corny Collins, Male Auth………………………………............ Peter Matthew Smith
Tammy; Understudy Penny Pingleton, Amber Von Tussle………………………………. Hollie Howard
Fender; Understudy Link Larkin, Corny Collins………………………………................………… John Hill
Brenda; Understudy Penny Pingleton………………………………..............………….. Jenn Gambatese
Sketch; Understudy Link Larkin………………………………..............................………… Adam Fleming
Shelley; Understudy Tracy Turnblad, Velma Von Tussle, Female Auth…………. Shoshana Bean
IQ………………………………......………….................................................................. Todd Michel Smith
LouAnn; Understudy Amber Von Tussle…………………………………………………. Katharine Leonard
Link Larkin………………………………......................................................…………… Matthew Morrison
Penny Pingleton………………………………....................................................................… Kerry Butler
Female Authority Figure: Prudy Pingleton, Gym Teacher, Matron;
Understudy Velma Von Tussle………………………………..…. Jackie Hoffman
Edna Turnblad………………………………................................................................... Harvey Fierstein
Velma Von Tussle………………………………........................................…............................ Linda Hart
Male Authority Figure: Harriman F. Spritzer, Principal, Mr. Pinky, Guard;
Understudy Edna Turnblad, Wilbur Turnblad………………………… Joel Vig
Wilbur Turnblad………………………………................................………….………................ D1ck Latessa
Seaweed J. Stubbs………………………………...........................................……………... Corey Reynolds
Duane; Understudy Seaweed J. Stubbs…………………………………….................... Eric B. Anthony
Gilbert; Understudy Seaweed J. Stubbs………….………………………………...................... Eric Dysart
Lorraine; Understudy Motormouth Maybelle, the Dynamites.…….............Danielle Lee Greaves
Thad; Understudy Seaweed J. Stubbs, the Dynamites……………………................. Rashad Naylor
Dynamites; Peaches; Understudy Motormouth Maybelle…………………………. Kamilah Marshall
Dynamites; Cindy Watkins; Understudy Little Inez……………………………………. Judine Somerville
Dynamites; Pearl; Understudy Little Inez…………………………………..……………….... Shayna Steele
Little Inez………………………………………..................................................... Danelle Eugenia Wilson
Motormouth Maybelle………………………………..................................................... Mary Bond Davis
Stand-by Tracy Turnblad………………………………........................................................ Katy Grenfell
Stand-by Edna Turnblad; Understudy Wilbur Turnblad, Male Auth…………….. David Greenspan
Swing (Assistant Dance Captain)……………………………...................………………. Joshua Bergasse
Swing (Dance Captain)……………………………...................................…………………….. Greg Graham
Swing; Understudy Penny Pingleton, Amber Von Tussle, the Dynamites……….. Brooke Tansley

** added track: Swing / Understudy Velma Von Tussle, Female Auth…………….. Liz Larsen**
** added track: Swing; Understudy the Dynamites…….………………………….... Sabrina Sloan**
** added track: Swing………………………………...........................................................Abdul Latif**

Final Broadway Company

Tracy Turnblad………………………………........................................................ Marissa Jaret Winokur
Corny Collins……………………………….......................................................................... Clarke Thorell
Amber Von Tussle………………………………................................................................... Kate Loprest
Brad; Understudy Corny Collins………………………………........................................... Kasey Marino
Tammy; Understudy Amber Von Tussle, Female Auth (Dance Captain)..… Brooke Leigh Engen
Fender; Understudy Link Larkin, Corny Collins……………………………….............. Daniel Robinson
Brenda; Understudy Amber Von Tussle, Velma Von Tussle…………………………. Gretchen Bieber
Sketch; Understudy Link Larkin………………………………............................................. Curt Hansen
Shelley; Understudy Tracy Turnblad, Penny Pingleton…………………………….. Lori Eve Marinacci
IQ……………………………….................................................................................... Todd Michel Smith
LouAnn; Understudy Amber Von Tussle………………………………............................ Katie Donohue
Link Larkin………………………………................................................................ Constantine Rousouli
Penny Pingleton………………………………....................................................................... Niki Scalera
Female Authority Figure: Prudy Pingleton, Gym Teacher; Matron;
Understudy Velma Von Tussle………………………………........ Susan Mosher
Edna Turnblad………………………………................................................................... Harvey Fierstein
Velma Von Tussle……………………………….................................................................. Karen Mason
Male Authority Figure: Harriman F. Spritzer, Principal, Mr. Pinky, Guard;
Understudy Edna Turnblad, Wilbur Turnblad………………… Kevin Meaney
Wilbur Turnblad………………………………......................................................................... Ken Marks
Seaweed J. Stubbs………………………………............................................................. Tevin Campbell
Duane; Understudy Seaweed J. Stubbs, the Dynamites……………………………. Travis Robertson
Gilbert; Understudy Seaweed J. Stubbs………………………………................................ Steven Cutts
Lorraine; Understudy Motormouth Maybelle, the Dynamites…………………………. Terita R. Redd
Thad……………………………….................................................................................... Dwayne Cooper
Dynamites; Peaches; Understudy Motormouth Maybelle, Little Inez………..… Carla J. Hargrove
Dynamites; Cindy Watkins………………………………............................................. Judine Somerville
Dynamites; Pearl; Understudy Little Inez………………………………................................ Iris Burruss
Little Inez……………………………….......................................................................... Melissa Van Pelt
Motormouth Maybelle………………………………................................................... Charlotte Crossley
Stand-by Tracy Turnblad………………………………......................................................... Annie Funke
Stand-By Tracy Turnblad……………………………….......................................... Marissa Perry
Stand-by Wilbur Turnblad; Understudy Wilbur Turnblad, Male Auth……………. Blake Hammond
Swing; Understudy Velma Von Tussle, Female Auth……………………………........ Summer Broyhill
Swing……………………………...................................................................... Ryan Christopher Chotto
Swing; Understudy Penny Pingleton………………………………...................................... Lauren Kling
Swing; Understudy Seaweed J. Stubbs………………………………..................... Matthew S. Morgan
Swing; Understudy the Dynamites………………………………........................................ Nicole Powell
Swing; Understudy Corny Collins, Male Auth (Dance Captain)…..…........................ Robbie Roby

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Scenes and Musical Numbers
Setting: Baltimore, 1962

ACT ONE
Prologue: “Good Morning Baltimore” - Tracy & Company
Scene 1: TV Station WZZT & Turnblad Home
“The Nicest Kids in Town" - Corny Collins & Council Members
Scene 2: At the Vanities
“Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” - Edna & Tracy, Velma & Amber, Penny & Prudy
Scene 3: TV Station WZZT
“I Can Hear the Bells” - Tracy
“(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs” - Velma & Council Members
Scene 4: Detention
Scene 5: Patterson Park High School Gymnasium
“The Madison” - Corny & Company
Scene 6: WZZT & Turnblad Home
“The Nicest Kids in Town” (Reprise) - Corny & Council Members
“It Takes Two” - Link & Tracy
“Velma’s Revenge” - Velma
Scene 7: Turnblad Home and Streets of Baltimore
“Welcome to the ’60s” - Tracy, Edna, The Dynamites & Company
Scene 8: Patterson Park Playground
“Run and Tell That” - Seaweed
Scene 9: Motormouth Maybelle’s Record Shop
“Run and Tell That” - Seaweed, Little Inez & Company
“Big, Blonde & Beautiful” - Motormouth, Little Inez, Tracy, Edna, Wilbur

ACT TWO
Scene 1: Baltimore Women’s House of Detention
“The Big Dollhouse” - Women
“Good Morning Baltimore” (Reprise) - Tracy
Scene 2: The Har-De-Har Hut
“Timeless to Me” - Wilbur & Edna
Scene 3: Tracy’s Jail Cell & Penny’s Bedroom
“Without Love” - Link, Tracy, Seaweed, Penny
Scene 4: Motormouth Maybelle’s Record Shop
“I Know Where I’ve Been” - Motormouth & Company
Scene 5: The Baltimore Eventorium
“Hairspray” - Corny & Council Members
“Cooties” - Amber & Council Members
“You Can't Stop the Beat” - Tracy, Link, Penny, Seaweed, Edna, Wilbur, Motormouth & Company
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Characters / Tracks (in order of appearance)

Tracy Turnblad
Corny Collins
Amber Von Tussle
Brad <Drunken Bum; Stooie; Protest Mother>
Tammy <Pinky Assistant; Hooker 1; GMB Shadow; Prison Shadow>
Fender <Pinky Assistant; GMB Shadow; Protest Mother>
Brenda <Pinky Assistant; Hooker 3; GMB Shadow; Prison Shadow>
Sketch <Hot Dog Boy; Protest Mother; Prison Shadow>
Shelley <Pinky Assistant; Hooker 2; GMB Shadow; Prison Shadow>
IQ <Photographer; Protest Mother; GMB Shadow; Prison Shadow>
Lou Ann <Pinky Assistant; Beatnik Chick; GMB Shadow; Prison Shadow>
Link Larkin [Guitar]
Penny Pingleton [Harmonica]
Prudy Pingleton; Gym Teacher; Matron <Riot Cop>
Edna Turnblad
Velma Von Tussle [Keyboards]
Harriman F. Spritzer; Principal; Mr. Pinky; Guard <Flasher; Riot Cop> [Glockenspiel]
Wilbur Turnblad
Seaweed J. Stubbs
Duane <Photographer; Protest Mother; GMB Shadow>
Gilbert <Autograph Hound; Protest Mother; GMB Shadow>
Lorraine <Bag Lady; Prison Shadow; GMB Shadow>
Thad <Photographer; Protest Mother; GMB Shadow>
Dynamites; Peaches [’Kamilah‘ track] <Prison Shadow>
Dynamites; Cindy [’Judine‘ track] <Prison Shadow>
Dynamites; Pearl [’Shayna‘ track] <GMB Shadow; Prison Shadow>
Little Inez <Prison Shadow>
Motormouth Maybelle

Stand-by Tracy Turnblad
Stand-by Edna Turnblad <Understudy Wilbur, Male Auth.>
Swing (White Female 1) <Or Stand-by Velma, Female Auth.>
Swing (White Male 1)
Swing (White Female 2)
Swing (White Male 2)
Swing (Black Female)
Swing (Black Male)

Newscaster (voice-over) [Pre-recorded voice of John Waters]

[Female Authority Figure: Prudy Pingleton, Gym Teacher, Matron]
[Male Authority Figure: H. F. Spritzer, Principal, Mr. Pinky, Guard]
[11 ‘Good Morning Baltimore‘ Shadows, 5 Pinky Assistants (1M, 4F), 3 Photographers, 3 Black Protest Mothers, 4 Council Protest Mothers, 2 Riot Cops, 3 Hookers, 11 Prison Shadows]
[Flasher, Drunken Bum, Stooie, Hot Dog Boy, Autograph Hound, Bag Lady, Beatnik Chick]

[NETworks tour: Cut ‘Lorraine’ - give dialogue to the Dynamites, use Female Auth. Fig. as the Bag Lady; No stand-bys, three swings; Fender is a photographer, IQ is a Pinky Ass’t; Brad, Sketch are the male Prison Shadow Dancers; the Newscaster voice-over is performed live by Corny Collins.]

Conductor; Keyboard 1 [en tour]
Associate Conductor; keyboard 2 [en tour]
Keyboard 3
Electric, Acoustic Guitar 1 [en tour]
Electric, Acoustic Guitar 2
Electric Bass [en tour]
Tenor Sax; Alto Sax; Flute; Clarinet
Tenor Sax; Bari Sax; Flute; Clarinet
Trumpet; Flugelhorn
Trombone; Bass Trombone
Drums [en tour]
Percussion

Broadway only: Violin 1
Broadway only: Violin 2
Broadway only: Cello

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