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The hit Broadway show Hairspray opened in the famous theater district of New York City on August 15, 2002. The productions home has been the Neil Simon Theatre located at 250 West 52nd Street. The show runs about two hours and forty minutes with one intermission.
Hairspray is an original musical which is set in Baltimore Maryland in the year 1962. The time is still of innocence and a young women named Tracy Turnblad, who has big dreams and possibly bigger hair. Tracy has one dream and one dream only and she is set to take it as far as she can go, never with any hesitation or reserved manner. Tracy wants what she want and that is to dance, not just around the house, but on the most happening show on television called the Corny Collins Show, a teenage dance show with a popular following.
Tracy wins her spot on the dance show and so the story begins. Quickly she becomes an overnight teen celebrity as the most popular girl on the program. Tracy becomes the new queen of the Corny Collins Show and soon pursues her love interest, a young man named Link Larkin, who has captured the heart of Tracy.
Hairspray is based on the John Waters 1988 film of the same name. Starring the then unknown (to anyone but Waters) Ricki Lake , who gained huge success from the role. Hairspray is a light hearted and funny story, which leaves you rooting for Tracy, who plays a bit of an underdog.
The Neil Simon Theatre holds 1297 seats which sell out often, Broadway show Hairspray tickets average about seventy dollars with the ticket high at about two hundred and forty dollars.
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