Sunday Showtune: ‘Hairspray’ Alums Remind Us “You Can’t Stop The Beat”

Sunday Showtune: ‘Hairspray’ Alums Remind Us “You Can’t Stop The Beat”

I meant to share this weeks ago, and I’ve been looking for more uplifting content to post. This certainly fits the bill.

Alumni of the hit Broadway musical, Hairspray, created this virtual reunion performance of the show’s finale “You Can’t Stop the Beat” to raise money for the Actors Fund of America.

While the word ‘actor’ is used in the name of the organization, the group actually helps all people who work in the theater including ushers, musicians, wardrobe folks, and more.

The super-infectious, feel-good video is simply pure joy.

Beginning with three Tracy Turnblads – Ricki Lake (from the original John Waters’s original 1988 classic), Marissa Jaret Winokur (who created the role on Broadway), and Nikki Blonsky (from the musical film version in 2007) – stars including Harvey Fierstein, Andrea Martin, Matthew Morrison, Kristin Chenoweth, Andrew Rannells, Laura Bell Bundy, Alex Newell, Sean Hayes, and Randy Rainbow all take part alongside the ensemble alumni.

Bet you can’t keep from bouncing 🙂