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“Hairspray” is one of the best musicals, it really is. It’s a perfect first musical for newbies, it’s a perfectly written musical for musical lovers. Everyone can identify with it, unless they are white supremacists, and then they shouldn’t get to enjoy musical theatre anyway. I was lucky enough to see “Hairspray” on Broadway with a lot of the original cast but with Michael McKean taking over for Harvey Fierstein as Edna. And the 2007 movie is spectacular. The cast premiered numbers from it back at ShoWest (now CinemaCon) in 2007, which I went to. It was all these old white people at the convention and then me fangirling like a crazy person, jumping up and down at the foot of the stage while Harvey Weinstein was like, you need to calm down. (And then I got a picture with Nikki Blonsky who yes may be troubled but she is a f-ing amazing talent.) The movie is so good that even John Travolta’s performance, which at first I didn’t like, is now my favorite. After seeing it 100 times it really grows on you. Suffice it to say, “Hairspray Live!” had big shoes to fill for me. It didn’t, but it’s such a great show that even a lackluster production of it is still an enjoyable few hours.
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