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This edition: Production: "Hairspray" (Fall 2002) Extended Version

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 9, 2002.

The creative team behind the Broadway musical "Hairspray", producers Richard Frankel and Margo Lion, co-book writer Thomas Meehan, choreographer Jerry Mitchell, director Jack O'Brien, co-book writer Mark O'Donnell, composer Marc Shaiman and lyricist Scott Wittman outline the journey the piece took from being a John Waters and Divine cult movie to hitting the Broadway stage; offer a peek at the process that created this smash hit and discuss the social messages that the show sends, both in its content and it's non-traditional casting.

Guest List

Richard Frankel Producer

Margo Lion Producer

Thomas Meehan Writer

Jerry Mitchell Choreographer

Jack O'Brien Director

Mark O'Donnell Writer

Marc Shaiman Composer

Scott Wittman Lyricist