Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Exclusive Hairspray The Musical Broadway Interviews.
Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaima, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray.
The musical’s original Broadway production opened on August 15th, 2002.
Belfield flew to Broadway to meet the big Stars of Hairspray.
Mary Bond Davis Starred in the classic film ‘Coming to America’ .
She’s taken Broadway by storm ever since with her remarkable voice.
Next, Alex talked to a Broadway legend – Dick Latessa.
Hairspray’s style dance music and “downtown” rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show.
When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters, such as Corny Collins (The show’s singing host who shares Tracy’s liberal political views) and Velma Von Tussle (The villainous producer of the show who does everything in her power to further her daughter’s career and destroy Tracy’s and Corny’s).
She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.
Recorded 2002 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.