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  • A debut at home

    When Hairspray launches its national tour at the Mechanic Theatre on Tuesday, one cast member will be making his professional debut in his former home state. And no one is more surprised than that actor himself - Bryan West. A 1995 graduate of the...
  • Mayor calls 'Hairspray' a 'blast'

    Baltimore's been the hottest ticket on Broadway for four months now. And on Thursday, Mayor Martin O'Malley and his family joined the throngs of true believers when they made a pilgrimage to New York and took in a performance of Hairspray. "We had a...
  • 'Hairspray' yields many happy returns

    "Hairspray" will go down in theater history as the quintessential Broadway success story. The production, based on Baltimorean John Waters' 1988 cult movie, focuses on a tubby teenager who wins her way onto a local TV show in 1962 and integrates the...
  • Cinderella of Baltimore

    NEW YORK - The elements all are there: A ball gown, a lost glass object, even a fairy godfather. Most of all, this real-life fairy tale has, at its center, a beautiful woman who worked very hard for a very long time before her dream - one she never...
  • 'Hairspray' snags eight Tony Awards

    Hairspray put the final rhinestones in its tiara last night when it swept the 57th annual Tony Awards with eight of the little silver trophies, including the top prize, for Best Musical. A radiant Margo Lion, the show's Baltimore-born producer,...
  • UM law program turns 'Hairspray' into a playbook

    Lawyers and musical comedy might not seem to have much in common, but the University of Maryland School of Law is linking the two in a program that uses the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray as a springboard to examine race relations in 1960s...
  • 'Hairspray' fashions at Bloomie's are a plus

    NEW YORK - Divine would be so proud. There, inside the fashion mecca that is Bloomingdale's; there, inside an exclusive designer boutique, a black T-shirt screams the name of the late, great transvestite legend in lipstick-pink letters. And it's selling...
  • 'Hairspray' soundtack review

    "Hairspray" Original Cast Sony Classical "I used to hate musical comedy," writes bizarro filmmaker John Waters in the liner notes to the cast album of the musical based on his "Hairspray," which opened on Broadway Aug. 15. However, he claims that...
  • The look of loud

    Second in an occasional series NEW YORK -- No doubt John Waters meant it fondly when he quipped: "Come to Baltimore and be shocked." Now his vision of 1960s Baltimore is headed to Broadway, where, with the help of a team of designers, the musical...
  • 'Hairspray' gets ready for Broadway

    NEW YORK - If Margo Lion hadn't come down with a head cold three years ago, none of this would have happened. She was in bed, nursing the sniffles and watching videos, when it hit her: Hairspray, the 1988 movie by counterculture filmmaker John Waters,...
  • Baltimore style hits Broadway in 'Hairspray'

    NEW YORK - Hairspray should be - and probably will be - a hit, but not because of the accuracy with which it re-creates 1962 Baltimore. It will be a hit because it doesn't re-create it. That's not to say that theatergoers from Bawlamer won't recognize...
  • 'Hairspray' premiere tousles Broadway audience

    NEW YORK - Welcome to Broadway, Hon. Baltimore came to the Big Apple in a big way last night with the premiere of Hairspray, John Waters' affectionate, $10.5 million tribute to his hometown. Although other shows set in Charm City have played here (Kiss...