John Waters on Broadway

Posted by Kirby Turner on July 20, 2002

Last night Melanie, her sister Brenna, and I saw the new Broadway musical Hairspray based on the John Waters’ movie of the same name. The show set in Baltimore, 1962, was not only hilarious but energetic, up-beat, and quite entertaining. The story is about a plump teenage girl who fights for racial equality and integration by appearing as a regular on a local TV dance show. What’s more funny than that? Well, a lot of things I guess but this show is still very funny. And Harvery Fierstein is simply divine as Edna Turnblad.

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