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Photo Coverage: Guest Arrivals at NY Hairspray Premiere

The New York premiere screening of the highly anticipated movie musical Hairspray, based on the Broadway smash, took place at the Ziegfeld Theatre on July 16th.

Hairspray opens nationwide in U.S. theaters on July 20th. Directed by Adam Shankman, the film stars newcomer Nikki Blonsky as heroine Tracy Turnblad, who helps to integrate a Baltimore dance show and wins the heart of Link Larkin in the process. Hairspray's star-studded cast also features John Travolta as Edna Turnblad, Allison Janney as Prudy Pingleton, Christopher Walken as Wilbur Turnblad, Queen Latifah as Motormouth Maybelle, Michelle Pfeiffer as Velma Von Tussle, Brittany Snow as Amber Von Tussle, Zac Efron as Link Larkin, Elijah Kelley as Seaweed, and James Marsden as Corny Collins.

Hairspray is produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who previously broughtChicago to the big screen as an Oscar-winning movie musical.  The film features a screenplay by Leslie Dixon, who adapted it from Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell's original book, as well as a score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who contributed new songs to their existing Tony Award-winning score.

Visit www.hairspraymovie.com for more information on Hairspray.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


Katie Holmes


Katie Holmes


Katie Holmes


Kerry Butler


Kerry Butler


Kerry Butler


Kerry Butler and Curtis Holbrook


Kerry Butler and Curtis Holbrook


Curtis Holbrook


Curtis Holbrook


Laura Bell Bundy 


Laura Bell Bundy


Laura Bell Bundy


Laura Bell Bundy


Clive Davis


Clive Davis and guest


Steve Schirippa


Steve Schirripa and family


Lance Bass


Lance Bass


Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller


Nathan Lane


Nathan Lane


Darlene Love


Darlene Love


Michael Sheen


Michael Sheen and guest


Duncan Sheik


Duncan Sheik and guest


Jamie Lynn Sigler


Jamie Lynn Sigler


Edie Falco


Edie Falco


Matthew Morrison


Matthew Morrison


Matthew Morrison


Barbara Cook


Bernadette Peters


Bernadette Peters


Queen Latifah and Bernadette Peters


Rachel Dratch


Rachel Dratch


John Waters


John Waters


Phylicia Rashad


Harry Hamlin


Lisa Rinna


Lisa Rinna


Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna


Linda Hart


Linda Hart


Liza Minnelli


Liza Minnelli


Liza Minnelli


Liza Minnelli


Liza Minnelli, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan


Neil Meron, Liza Minnelli and Craig Zadan


Nikki Blonsky and Liza Minnelli


Nikki Blonsky and Liza Minnelli

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