posted by William J. Reynolds
WESTCHESTER, NY – The new musical, Hairspray, currently playing at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, has something for everyone. It is a light-hearted story that tackles some very serious issues. It validates the concept that if one perseveres long enough, success will be met. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. And, reminds us all, that we are equal, regardless of skin color.
The musical’s road to Broadway was a long and winding one. It began as a cult film by John Waters in 1988, with Rikki Lake in the title role of the pleasingly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad. The late drag queen, Divine, played her mother....