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Hairspray Translated for Cariocas

By Maíra Amorim, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - After two films and stage versions produced all over the world, Hairspray, the musical, has arrived in Rio. Carioca playwright and actor Miguel Falabella translated and adapted Mark O´Donnell and Thomas Meehan’s book for a Brazilian audience. The musical opened on July 10 at Oi Casa Grande in Leblon and has conquered the city's finicky theater critics.

The production is based on the original film from indie director John Waters, released in 1988. The first musical version debuted on Broadway in New York in 2002, and ran until . . .

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