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Hairspray to Play Hollywood Bowl in August

Hairspray to Play Hollywood Bowl in August
Marissa Jaret Winokur & the original Broadway cast of 'Hairspray'
You can't stop the beat at the Hollywood Bowl in summer 2011.

The Hollywood Bowl will present a staged production of the Tony-winning musical Hairspray, according to the Los Angeles Times. The production will run August 5-7. No casting or creative team members have been announced.

Adapted from the 1988 John Waters film, Hairspray follows plus-sized teenager Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she attempts to become a cast member of a popular local dance TV series. Turnblad soon finds herself leading a civil rights campaign to help integrate the show.

Featuring music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, the original Broadway production, starring Tony winners Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur, opened on August 15, 2002 and ran for 2,642 performances. The show took home eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It was made into a movie, starring John Travolta and Nikki Blonsky, in 2007.

The Bowl's season will also include sing-along screenings of Grease and The Sound of Music.

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