With music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman, and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray-The musical is a popular stage version of the 1988 John Waters film of the same name. With 1960-style dance music that embraces downtown rhythm and blues, the story focuses on plump teenager Tracy Turnblad and her dream to dance on The Corny Collins Show. The show also serves as a social commentary when Tracy wins a role on the show and launches a campaign to integrate the dancers. Winning eight Tony Awards, the original Broadway production, which opened in 2002, ran for over 2500 performances before closing in 2009. As this dynamic and ground-breaking show continues to perform across the globe, fans seek Hairspray tickets with baited breath.