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History Trivia / Hairspray

27th Apr '16 12:28:06 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: In the Broadway version [[Series/{{Glee}} Will Schuester]] originally played Link.
** In the 2007 movie, [[Film/HighSchoolMusical Troy Bolton]] is Link Larkin.
** The original Amber is pop star, "Graduation (Friends Forever)" and current Nickelodeon VP Vitamin C.
25th Apr '16 10:46:33 AM dsneybuf
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* ProductionPosse: NBC reunited at least four people behind their critically-acclaimed ''Theatre/TheWiz'' telecast to adapt ''Hairspray'' for television: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (who produce all of the musicals NBC airs during TheNewTens, and also did the same for the 2007 ''Hairspray'' movie), director Kenny Leon (who collaborated with Zadan and Meron three times before ''Hairspray''), and scriptwriter Harvey Fierstein (who also originated Edna Turnblad on Broadway).

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* ProductionPosse: NBC reunited at least four people behind their critically-acclaimed ''Theatre/TheWiz'' telecast to adapt ''Hairspray'' for television: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (who produce all of the musicals NBC airs during TheNewTens, and also did the same for the 2007 ''Hairspray'' movie), director Kenny Leon (who collaborated with Zadan and Meron three times before ''Hairspray''), and scriptwriter Harvey Fierstein (who also originated Edna Turnblad on Broadway).Fierstein.


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* RoleReprisal[=/=]WrittenByCastMember: NBC's version sees Harvey Firestein both reprise the role of Edna Turnblad, and write the teleplay.
18th Feb '16 8:11:49 PM dsneybuf
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* ProductionPosse: NBC reunited at least four people behind their critically-acclaimed ''Theatre/TheWiz'' telecast to adapt ''Hairspray'' for television: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (who produce all of the musicals NBC airs during TheNewTens, and also did the same for the 2007 ''Hairspray'' movie), director Kenny Leon (in his fourth collaboration with Zadan and Meron), and scriptwriter Harvey Fierstein (who also originated Edna Turnblad on Broadway).

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* ProductionPosse: NBC reunited at least four people behind their critically-acclaimed ''Theatre/TheWiz'' telecast to adapt ''Hairspray'' for television: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (who produce all of the musicals NBC airs during TheNewTens, and also did the same for the 2007 ''Hairspray'' movie), director Kenny Leon (in his fourth collaboration (who collaborated with Zadan and Meron), Meron three times before ''Hairspray''), and scriptwriter Harvey Fierstein (who also originated Edna Turnblad on Broadway).
18th Feb '16 4:31:00 PM dsneybuf
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* ProductionPosse: NBC reunited at least four people behind their critically-acclaimed ''Theatre/TheWiz'' telecast to adapt ''Hairspray'' for television: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (who produce all of the musicals NBC airs during TheNewTens, and also did the same for the 2007 ''Hairspray'' movie), director Kenny Leon (in his fourth collaboration with Zadan and Neron), and scriptwriter Harvey Fierstein (who also originated Edna Turnblad on Broadway).

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* ProductionPosse: NBC reunited at least four people behind their critically-acclaimed ''Theatre/TheWiz'' telecast to adapt ''Hairspray'' for television: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (who produce all of the musicals NBC airs during TheNewTens, and also did the same for the 2007 ''Hairspray'' movie), director Kenny Leon (in his fourth collaboration with Zadan and Neron), Meron), and scriptwriter Harvey Fierstein (who also originated Edna Turnblad on Broadway).
18th Feb '16 4:30:19 PM dsneybuf
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* ProductionPosse: NBC reunited at least four people behind their critically-acclaimed ''Theatre/TheWiz'' telecast to adapt ''Hairspray'' for television: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (who produce all of the musicals NBC airs during TheNewTens, and also did the same for the 2007 ''Hairspray'' movie), director Kenny Leon (in his fourth collaboration with Zadan and Neron), and scriptwriter Harvey Fierstein (who also originated Edna Turnblad on Broadway).
2nd Jan '16 11:49:55 PM Mikeyfan93
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** An extremely ''epic'' one for John Waters. Ironically, this actually led to a lot more controversy due to parents getting such earlier Waters material as ''Film/PinkFlamingos'' for their kids, which in at least one case resulted in a 911 call. Yes, ''Hairspray'' is for the whole family. Anything else by Waters? [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Not even close!]]

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** An extremely ''epic'' one for John Waters. Ironically, this actually led to a lot more controversy due to parents getting such earlier Waters material as ''Film/PinkFlamingos'' for their kids, which in at least one case resulted in a 911 call. Yes, ''Hairspray'' is for the whole family. Anything else by Waters? Waters prior? [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Not even close!]]
2nd Jan '16 11:49:10 PM Mikeyfan93
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* ActingForTwo: Divine played both Edna Turnblad and Arvin Hodgepile. Waters had to give Glen Milstead a male role because he was getting sick of doing drag for film roles. (Milstead insisted that he wasn't a drag queen in ''Hairspray'' because what drag queen would dare be so ''frumpy''?

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* ActingForTwo: Divine played both Edna Turnblad and Arvin Hodgepile. Waters had to give Glen Milstead Divine a male role because he she was getting sick of doing drag for film roles. (Milstead insisted that he wasn't a drag queen in ''Hairspray'' because what drag queen would dare be so ''frumpy''?roles.
2nd Jan '16 11:48:13 PM Mikeyfan93
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** During interviews, Divine made it perfectly clear her character was ''not'' one of her usual "drag queen" roles. As she put it: "What drag queen would allow herself to look like this? I look like half the women from Baltimore."
6th Dec '15 2:31:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* CastingGag: 2011 would have MichellePfeiffer and ZacEfron star together again, but instead of him dating her daughter, it's her he goes after in ''Film/NewYearsEve''.

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** In the 2007 film, Jerry Stiller plays fashion store owner Mr Pinky. Stiller played Wilbur Turnblad in the original 1988 film. Several other actors from the original and the director appear as well, see "The Cameo".
** BrittanySnow in the 2007 version essentially fulfilled the same role as Tracy in her show ''Series/AmericanDreams'' except she actually danced on AmericanBandstand.
** Marissa Jaret Winokur, Tracy of the musical, and Allison Janney, Mrs Pingleton of the 2007 film, were both in ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' - but Janney with the larger part.
* CutSong: "The New Girl in Town" was cut from the stage musical, but put into the 2007 film. Some songs from the stage version were cut from the film, too.
11th Oct '15 8:36:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActorAllusion: Face it, Ruth Brown ''was'' Motormouth Maybelle.

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Face it, Ruth Brown ''was'' Motormouth Maybelle.



** In the 2007 film, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken have a scene where she advances on him sexily, and he tries to stop her by using practical jokes as weapons. It's a deliberate homage to the end of ''BatmanReturns'', where they did the same thing as Catwoman and Max Shreck (although Walken used an actual gun in the latter).
** BrittanySnow actually played a dancer on American Bandstand, the show that the Corny's was based on in AmericanDreams.

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** In the 2007 film, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken have a scene where she advances on him sexily, and he tries to stop her by using practical jokes as weapons. It's a deliberate homage to the end of ''BatmanReturns'', ''Film/BatmanReturns'', where they did the same thing as Catwoman and Max Shreck (although Walken used an actual gun in the latter).
** BrittanySnow actually played a dancer on American Bandstand, the show that the Corny's was based on in AmericanDreams.Series/AmericanDreams.
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