Already closed | 2h 40m | Midtown W

Hairspray

From 741 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 (741)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Clever
89
Avg Score

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see

See it if You like moving pieces, also take your mom!

Don't see it if You don't love theater

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Cliched, Funny, Quirky

See it if You know the music or have seen and enjoyed the movie

Don't see it if You're not a fan of stereotypical, classic musicals

75
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You like a show that's fun with catchy music. Doesn't require a lot of intense focus. Easy going.

Don't see it if You want a show with intensity or if you don't like shows that are over the top quirky

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if this is the first broadway show I've been to and i loved fit. Harvey Fierstein is Amazing. this show got me into theatre

Don't see it if you don't want to have a fun time at the theatre

90
Delightful, Funny, Thought-provoking, Great music, Fun

See it if You're with a family or kids You want an upbeat show with serious social undertones You like romance, comedy, social justice and a good plot

Don't see it if You're looking for a serious, groundbreaking original musical (I think it's great but could see a serious person maybe not enjoying)

95
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if You enjoy sixties-style music and big flashy numbers

Don't see it if You are easily offended by racial tension

84
Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You like cute musicals.

Don't see it if You hate fluff.

88
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You are the underdog and would like to see the underdog get a chance to shine.

Don't see it if You dislike the absurdness of characters that are dramatized to provide a meaningful lesson.

100
Delightful, Funny

See it if want to have fun

Don't see it if you don't

88
Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if If you love the fifties, sock hops, and thought provoking scenarios.

Don't see it if If protests upset you.

90
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Relevant

See it if enjoy laughs, rhythm and blues music, and music that makes you want to dance

Don't see it if you want to miss out on something good

27
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Confusing

See it if It takes a story of racism and societal acceptance and makes it about white girls. If that's your thing, go for it.

Don't see it if It underplays racism and the role white privilege has it in.

80
Funny, Great singing, Romantic, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if This was a really fun play. The music was fun and it was funny.

Don't see it if you have young kids, there are some innuendos that they would not understand.

85
Clever, Funny, Great singing

See it if Like a story about equality on several levels.

Don't see it if Don't like musicals.

90
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you like 60s style pop music, stories about underdogs coming out on top, and a mix of cute and moving songs. Music and characters are so fun

Don't see it if you are looking for something thought-provoking, don't like big productions, want to see a more standard musical. This show is new and fun.

70
Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You want to enjoy a light evening of song and dance

Don't see it if You're looking for something new and different

76
Clever, Fun, Up beat, Family firendly, Quirky

See it if You like a fun musical with a lot of 60s inspired bubble pop music, another one of the movie versions I've seen. Can't wait for the live!

Don't see it if Honestly, it's not a MUST see, it's pretty good but not an earth shattering show.

91
Funny, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You enjoy shows with fun, upbeat numbers that's songs will be stuck in your head for days, if you enjoy a humorous approach to real issues.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that deal with political issues, or set in the 60's.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Romantic, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in historical fiction.

Don't see it if you do not like modern musicals

83
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Original, Refreshing

See it if people who enjoy clever musical theatre, stories of racial justice, and men in drag.

Don't see it if those who do not enjoy light story-telling of serious issues, or men in drag.

95
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if You love hilarious, yet poignant, socially relevant stories, with unusually original characters and genius lyric play.

Don't see it if You don't have a heart.

Also This is one of the most sun-steeped show I've seen. The music is glori... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Original, Resonant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like a show that's fun and has a good message.

Don't see it if everyone should see it.

100
Funny, Clever, Refreshing, Must see, Entertaining

See it if u wanna

Don't see it if see it

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if you want a good laugh without too much emotional investment

Don't see it if you want a serious and moving storyline

99
Funny, Intelligent, Intense, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You wanna have fun!

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh


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