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'Hairspray' Sweeps Tony Awards

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'Hairspray' Sweeps Tony Awards

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'Hairspray' Sweeps Tony Awards

'Hairspray' Sweeps Tony Awards

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The musical Hairspray dominates the 2003 Tony Awards, winning eight awards including best score, book, costume design and director. The performance, which opened on Broadway last year, is the stage version of the 1988 John Waters movie. It focuses on an overweight teenage girl and explores social and racial attitudes of 1962 Baltimore. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards.

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