Hairspray

Musical - Original

Neil Simon Theatre

  • First Preview: July 18, 2002
  • Opening Date: August 15, 2002
  • Closing Date: January 4, 2009
  • Previews: 31
  • Performances: 2642

Lyrics: Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman

Music: Marc Shaiman

Book: Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan

Synopsis

A girl achieves her dream of performing on a TV dance show in 1960s Baltimore — and works to integrate the show in the process — in this musical version of the John Waters film.

 

Opening Night Cast

Harvey Fierstein in Hairspray Harvey Fierstein Edna Turnblad
Marissa Jaret Winokur in Hairspray Marissa Jaret Winokur Tracy Turnblad
Laura Bell Bundy in Hairspray Laura Bell Bundy Amber Von Tussle
Mary Bond Davis in Hairspray Mary Bond Davis Motormouth Maybelle
Kerry Butler in Hairspray Kerry Butler Penny Pingleton
Linda Hart in Hairspray Linda Hart Velma Von Tussle
Dick Latessa in Hairspray Dick Latessa Wilbur Turnblad
Matthew Morrison in Hairspray Matthew Morrison Link Larkin
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Opening Night Production Credits

Mark O'Donnell Mark O'Donnell Book
Thomas Meehan Thomas Meehan Book
Marc Shaiman Marc Shaiman Music
Scott Wittman Scott Wittman Lyrics
Marc Shaiman Marc Shaiman Lyrics
Jack O'Brien Jack O'Brien Director
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2003 Most Promising Female Performer Kerry Butler Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2003 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Harvey Fierstein Winner
2003 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Marissa Jaret Winokur Winner
2003 Outstanding Book of a Musical Mark O'Donnell
Thomas Meehan
Winner
2003 Outstanding Choreography Jerry Mitchell Nominee
2003 Outstanding Costume Design William Ivey Long Winner
2003 Outstanding Director of a Musical Jack O'Brien Winner
2003 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Corey Reynolds Nominee
2003 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Dick Latessa Winner
2003 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Kerry Butler Nominee
2003 Outstanding Lyrics Scott Wittman
Marc Shaiman
Winner
2003 Outstanding Music Marc Shaiman Winner
2003 Outstanding Musical   Winner
2003 Outstanding Orchestrations Harold Wheeler Winner
2003 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical David Rockwell Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2003 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Winner
2003 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner
2003 Outstanding Performance Harvey Fierstein Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2003 Best Musical Marc Shaiman
Scott Wittman
Thomas Meehan
Mark O'Donnell
Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2003 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Harvey Fierstein Nominee
2003 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Marissa Jaret Winokur Winner
2003 Outstanding Choreography Jerry Mitchell Nominee
2003 Outstanding Costume Design William Ivey Long Winner
2003 Outstanding Director of a Musical Jack O'Brien Winner
2003 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Dick Latessa Nominee
2003 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Corey Reynolds Nominee
2003 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Matthew Morrison Nominee
2003 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Kerry Butler Nominee
2003 Outstanding Lighting Design Kenneth Posner Nominee
2003 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner
2003 Outstanding Set Design David Rockwell Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2003 Theatre World Award Marissa Jaret Winokur Winner
2003 Theatre World Award Jackie Hoffman Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2003 Actor in a Musical Harvey Fierstein Winner
2003 Actress in a Musical Marissa Jaret Winokur Winner
2003 Book of a Musical Mark O'Donnell
Thomas Meehan
Winner
2003 Choreography Jerry Mitchell Nominee
2003 Costume Design (Play or Musical) William Ivey Long Winner
2003 Direction of a Musical Jack O'Brien Winner
2003 Featured Actor in a Musical Corey Reynolds Nominee
2003 Featured Actor in a Musical Dick Latessa Winner
2003 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Kenneth Posner Nominee
2003 Musical   Winner
2003 Orchestrations Harold Wheeler Nominee
2003 Original Score   Winner
2003 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) David Rockwell Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jan. 4, 2009 32 $921,534
$1,061,843
$118,317 $80.58
$240.00
11436
1445
8
0
98.93% 8.69%
Dec. 28, 2008 31 $803,217
$1,061,843
$223,440 $77.00
$240.00
10432
1445
8
0
90.24% 7.07%
Dec. 21, 2008 30 $579,777
$1,061,843
$33,743 $60.31
$240.00
9614
1445
8
0
83.17% 1.00%
Dec. 14, 2008 29 $546,034
$1,061,843
- $58.17
$240.00
9387
1428
8
0
82.17% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $2,850,562
$4,247,372
  $69.02 40869
46104
32
0
88.65 %  
Cumulative
  $252,181,270
$331,336,259
  $72.54
$360.00
3418653
3815904
2642
31
89.59 %  
 
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