HAIRSPRAY: The Roots. A Roundtable Press Book.

New York: Faber & Faber, (2003). First edition. Hardcover. 4to. The musical Broadway adaptation based on John Water’s hilarious 1988 film of the same name. Includes a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and music by Mark Shaiman, opened on Broadway in August 2002 to rave reviews and a sold-out box office. This copy is signed by Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan, Marc Shaima, Scott Wittman, John Waters, Marrisa Jaret Winokur (Tracy Turnblad), and producer Margo Lion. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, leading to social change as Tracy campaigns for the show’s integration. It includes the libretto of the show, hilarious anecdotes from the author and co-authors, cast members, and an interview with John Waters. The musical opened in Seattle in 2002 and moved to Broadway later that year. In 2003 Hairspray won eight Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical, out of 13 nominations. It ran for 2,642 performances and closed on January 4, 2009. This book captures the creative energy, brilliant color, and full-out emotion that made the musical a one-of-a-kind theatrical event that captured the heart of everyone who saw it. 167 pages, Illustrated. A fine copy in a near fine jacket with minor scratches and a slight fold to bottom right. Item #14677
ISBN: 0571211437

Price: $500.00

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