Edna Turnblad

Hairspray

Review: 'Hairspray'

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It took a three-day Hollywood Bowl concert engagement to arrange it, but L.A. finally got a load of the Tony-winning performances of Marissa Jaret Winokur and Harvey Fierstein in "Hairspray."

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John Travolta's decision to soft-shoe into the memorably oversized role of Edna Turnblad in "Hairspray" required 14 months of convincing by producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. Travolta finally said…

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Review: 'Hairspray'

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Director-choreographer Adam Shankman's buoyant stage-to-screen translation of "Hairspray" may not equal the comic zest of its 1988 root source, John Waters' first and still-finest mainstream feature.

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