Dancingthrulife2 said: "CarlosAlberto said: "I am a person of color and I can definitely see that this is NOT a case of racism at all. This is clearly a case of the estate protecting the original author's intent and the integrity of the play.
You have to set some sort of boundaries or else theatrical companies/directors will just run amuck with your work. Respect the author's vision.
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!!!