Hairspray Hits the Hollywood Bowl

hairspray-hollywood-bowlOne of the top Los Angeles summer events: The Hollywood Bowl’s annual musical is the stage version of the kooky John Waters comedy Hairspray.


Starring Tony Award-winning Broadway cast members Harvey Fierstein (pictured) as Edna Turnblad and Marissa Jaret Winokur as Tracy Turnblad, the musical, running Aug. 5–7, features other marquee names such as Drew Carey, Corbin Bleu, Nick Jonas and John Stamos. The fully staged production tells the story of an awkward teenager in 1960s Baltimore who realizes her dreams when she nabs a role dancing on The Corny Collins Show, but faces resistance from her peers when she pushes for racial integration. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000.

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