Watch Hairspray's Lizzie Bea singing "Good Morning Baltimore" ahead of the show's West End return
The show returns to the West End with Michael Ball and Marisha Wallace also in the cast
As the show prepares for its West End return in 2020, star Lizzie Bea performs "Good Morning Baltimore" from Hairspray.
Marisha Wallace (Dreamgirls and Waitress) will play Motormouth Maybelle and Bea (Kinky Boots UK tour) will play the lead role of Tracy Turnblad. Michael Ball will reprise his role of mother Edna Turnblad, for which he won both a WhatsOnStage Award and an Olivier Award. Ball was last at the Coliseum in Chess in 2018 and is currently playing Javert in an all-star production of Les Misérables at the Gielgud Theatre.
Hairspray the Musical will play from 23 April to 30 August, with a press night on 29 April. The show is based on the 1988 film of the same name, which starred Divine and Ricki Lake. It originally opened in 2002 on Broadway and won eight Tony Awards, with songs such as "You Can't Stop the Beat", "Big, Blonde and Beautiful" and "Good Morning Baltimore". The original London production in 2008 won four Olivier Awards.
Jack O'Brien will direct, with book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman, choreography by Jerry Mitchell, costumes by William Ivey Long, set by David Rockwell and casting by Jill Green.