Oh hells no. The Broadway and Movie versions are better than this one. This recording is "ok" but the production and the vocals are vastly superior on the original Broadway cast album and the film version is so much better...especially Nikki Blonsky as Tracy...and in my opinion Elijah Kelley's version of Run and Tell That blows the TV version out of the water.
BrodyFosse123 said: "Oh, Michael St. Gerard. From playing Link in the original 1988 film HAIRSPRAY to playing Elvis Presley a few times to obscurity. Now at age 55, he's a pastor in Harlem.
He is still the hottest Link Larkin out of all the Link Larkin's to date, and what's so wrong with being a pastor or even playing Elvis. You say it like he has something to be ashamed of. At least he didn't play a power bottom! LMAO!!!
If they do revive this show anytime soon I truly hope + pray it is NOT the production that is now playing across the pond. The costumes are hideous.
I want the original staging and costumes, I want "Listen" relegated back to the 2006 feature film as the original stage show does NOT need or require it and for God's sake please, oh, please re-instate that fabulous Act II opener with The Dreams in Las Vegas.
Mister Matt wrote: The lukewarm TV movie was over 20 years ago and neither it nor the original film have endured very well in pop culture.
The bolded part of that sentence is waaaaaay off base. The original 1963 film version of BYE BYE BIRDIE took liberties with the original material, but one thing is for sure is that it is considered a classic and the film that made Ann-Margret a bankable Hollywood movie star, her performance in it and the infamous openi