Well on its way to becoming the movie musical of its generation, Hairspray will go where no other movie in its original run has gone before: starting this Friday, special edition "sing-a-long" prints will begin screening in select cities.
Not only is this a perfect excuse to see the movie again, this is an excellent way for New Line to keep the movie in the public eye ... and ears. Stars Nikki Blonsky and Elijah Kelly will kick off the special showings with a launch event in New York City August 1.
In related news, the Hairspray soundtrack is currently #4 on the Billboard Top 200 and is the #1 album on iTunes. Over on the singles chart, "You Can't Stop the Beat" is #88 on Billboard's Top 100.
Also on sale is the official Hairspray "companion book", filled with never-before-seen pictures and removable goodies like "Corny Collins Council" trading cards and "Har-D-Har Hut" stickers. The book would make a perfect gift for anyone, like, say, your favorite blogger ...
And for a way-cool three-way comparison between the original movie, the stage musical and the movie musical, head on over to Broadway.com.
Click here to purchase either the Hairspray soundtrackor companion bookfrom Amazon.com.
Links via HairsprayMovie.com, Playbill.com and Broadway.com.