History Trivia / Hairspray

19th Jul '16 8:17:05 AM dsneybuf
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* {{Promoted Fan|boy}}girl: Music/ArianaGrande has [[https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/751129504811065344 admitted]] wanting to play Penny Pingleton for years by the time she landed the role in the TV version.



* RoleReprisal[=/=]WrittenByCastMember: NBC's version sees Harvey Firestein both reprise the role of Edna Turnblad, and write the teleplay.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: James Marsden beat out his X-Men co-star Creator/HughJackman and Joey [=McIntyre=] for the part of Corny Collins.

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* RoleReprisal[=/=]WrittenByCastMember: NBC's version sees Harvey Firestein both reprise the role of Edna Turnblad, and write the teleplay.
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James Marsden beat out his X-Men co-star Creator/HughJackman and Joey [=McIntyre=] for the part of Corny Collins.



** John Waters wrote a sequel to the 2007 movie titled ''Hairspray 2: White Lipstick'', detailing everyone's struggles to adjust to new music trends of the late 1960s. Plot points he shared included the African-American dancers planning an all-Black music program, Link becoming FakeBrit to attract fans of Music/TheBeatles, and Edna losing weight through weight loss pills. New numbers included Link having a MushroomSamba and singing with his pimples, and Edna gorging back all the weight she lost after learning that Wilbur thinks she looked better when she looked fat.

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** John Waters wrote a sequel to the 2007 movie titled ''Hairspray 2: White Lipstick'', detailing everyone's struggles to adjust to new music trends of the late 1960s. Plot points he shared included the African-American dancers planning an all-Black music program, Link becoming FakeBrit to attract fans of Music/TheBeatles, and Edna losing weight through weight loss pills. New numbers included Link having a MushroomSamba and singing with his pimples, and Edna gorging back all the weight she lost after learning that Wilbur thinks she looked better when she looked fat.fat.
* WrittenByCastMember: NBC's version sees Harvey Firestein both [[RoleReprisal reprise the role of Edna Turnblad]], and write the teleplay.
30th May '16 4:51:54 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* AllStarCast: Played with. The 2007 movie had several all star members (Creator/JohnTravolta, Creator/ChristopherWalken, Music/QueenLatifah, and Creator/ZacEfron to name a few), but these were mostly secondary roles, whereas the main role went to entirely new actress Nikki Blonsky.

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* AllStarCast: Played with. The 2007 movie had several all star members (Creator/JohnTravolta, Creator/ChristopherWalken, Music/QueenLatifah, and Creator/ZacEfron to name a few), but these were mostly secondary roles, whereas the main role went to entirely new actress Nikki Blonsky.Blonsky (the 2007 version was her debut as a professional actress).



* FanNickname: Amongst the cast, "You Can't Stop the Beat," due to the intense dancing and fast pace, garnered the nickname "You Can't Stop To Breathe."

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* FanNickname: Amongst the cast, "You Can't Stop the Beat," due to the intense dancing and fast pace, garnered the nickname "You Can't Stop To Breathe."''Breathe''." Queen Latifah, being a rapper, was the only one who had no trouble singing the song.
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."
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