Already closed | 2h 40m | Midtown W


From 736 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Clever

About the show

'Hairspray', based on the 1988 film of the same name, is the story of a young girl in Baltimore, who uses dance to find fame and friendship. More…

Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for integration.

2h 40m | Already closed | Neil Simon Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (736)


Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Clever
Avg Score

Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Original, Great music

See it if You want to laugh and see a classic musical for every age.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals or comedy

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great music

See it if You like fun comedic musicals that make you want to get up and dance.

Don't see it if You don't like having a fun time at the theater.

Banal, Cliched, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if if you like a Grease type of show, good songs, good staging.

Don't see it if your not into PC, I'm okay, your okay, let s sing kumbia. It s overly campy and not relevant to what is being portrayed here.

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Relevant

See it if You're interested in light-hearted fare with a message.

Don't see it if You can't tolerate big, gaudy musicals.

Great staging, Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if It was a big show but I didn't understand what all the fuss was about. It was my first time seeing Jackie Hoffman so that was great!

Don't see it if I did not like this show very much when I saw it back in 2002 (or so).

Also I'd seen the movie when it came out. Didn't like that too much so real... Read more Read less

Fluffy, Fun, Great singing, Great dancing

See it if you are looking for a fun show that also tackles relevant issues and ultimately leaves you dancing in the aisles!

Don't see it if you are bringing young kids. There are some adult themes and situations.

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you like a flashy Broadway show that still has substance

Don't see it if you dislike interracial relationships or men in dresses

Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if Leave sad at the door. All around, what night (or day) at the theater should be: fun. Fierstein, Morrison, Hoffman, Bundy and Butler.

Don't see it if Feeling unwelcomed to the 60's

Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you're looking for an upbeat, fun show, with slight substance.

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie.

Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Original, Romantic

See it if are a fan of John Waters, Baltimore, and Harvey Fierstein, Matthew Morrison, or Clarke Thorell. Also if you like rhythm and blues

Don't see it if you're offended by drag, slight raunch, or loud music

Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if inspiring and captivating.It takes all your attention.Exuberant,ebullient and high-spirited.You will leave the theater energetic and joyful.

Don't see it if no reason to skip this show.See it!

Great music, Modern classic, Funny, Resonant, Timeless

See it if you want to see a big, FUN, family-friendly show with timeless themes & a first rate score that's nothing short of infectious.

Don't see it if Hmm. I don't know why you wouldn't see this. There's nothing not to like. It's a modern classic that has something for everyone. Perfection.

Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Fun, Relevant

See it if You like a straight up good musical with catchy rock music. Great balance of dance, dynamic plot, and entertainment.

Don't see it if Don't see the movie musical first. It got in my way watching this. Or if you're thrown by the civil-rights inspired plot.

Delightful, Funny

See it if you are looking for great music and fun dancing.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of pop-type musical numbers.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if I was able to c this w/ several different casts but the show always stayed strong!! It basically brought out the best in everyone involved!

Don't see it if Don't c it U don't like seeing a man in drag or if U did not like the interracial theme, or if U didn't like the musical film that followed

Clever, Funny, Fluffy, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you love 60s music and smart storytelling

Don't see it if you don't like chick-flicks

Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Buoyant, Great singing

See it if you love a happy, nostalgic, smile your face-off musical.

Don't see it if You don't like men in drag.

Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if you like to root for the underdog.

Don't see it if you don;t like men in drag.

Funny, Entertaining, Great music, Quirky, A good time

See it if you want to have fun. It's super energetic. The songs will get stuck in your head. Appropriate for all ages.

Don't see it if you want a serious play/musical. It deals with real issues like racism, but in an upbeat, accessible way.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful, Quirky

See it if you love an exceptional show with a lot of heart.

Don't see it if you have no love or joy

Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You want a well made feel good musical with a lightly delivered message.

Don't see it if you do not like musicals or only like deep introspective shows.

Entertaining, Overrated

See it if You loved the movie.

Don't see it if You didn't love the movie.

Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like the music or time period, you want a story that touches on important themes while remaining optimistic.

Don't see it if you want a serious show.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if You enjoy jaunty tunes with a message and heart - that's what this show has.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing men in drag.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if you want a fun show that'll leave you happy and singing along. Great for families, kids, and visitors.

Don't see it if if you want something more intellectual, darker, or edgier

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