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Hairspray

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Hairspray (Various Artists)

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
New Line
genre:
Soundtracks

We gave it a B+

John Travolta scats, Michelle Pfeiffer purrs, and Queen Latifah rocks on Hairspray, this slick retread of the 2002 Broadway hit. The sock-hop-ready songs remain ridiculously catchy (try to stop humming ”You Can’t Stop the Beat”), and Hairspray-heads will dig the cut-from-the-film ”Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now,” featuring a trio of Tracy Turnblads — the movie’s Nikki Blonsky, Broadway’s Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Ricki Lake, from John Waters’ 1988 flick — and a campy cameo from stage star/Travolta predecessor Harvey Fierstein. B+
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