Costumes, Photography, Sketches, & Props
April 22 to May 21, 2017 • FREE Exhibit in Los Angeles
Wednesdays to Sundays 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
FREE admission to the gallery exhibit & screening. No advance ticketing.
The Paley Center for Media welcomes you to the '60s with this dazzling new exhibit. You Can’t Stop the Beat: the Art & Artistry of Hairspray Live! will take visitors into the world of the critically acclaimed hit NBC and Universal Television musical event Hairspray Live! based on the Tony Award–winning Broadway blockbuster.
Visitors to the exhibit will also be able to see eye-popping costumes, actual set pieces and props from Tony and Emmy–Award winning Hairspray Live! production designer Derek McLane, plus dynamic on-set photography, behind-the-scenes video segments, and big-screen presentations of the musical hit.
Screening: Hairspray Live! on the big screen in the John H. Mitchell Theater every Sunday at 2:00 pm throughout the exhibit’s run.
To attend a special preview event with Kristin Chenoweth and Executive Producer Craig Zadan on April 21 at 4:30 pm, join the Paley Center at the Patron level. Click to join or call 212.621.6780 to speak with a Membership representative.
This special preview of the exhibit includes a reception and a screening of Hairspray Live! introduced by Ms. Chenoweth and Mr. Zadan.
Let Kristin Chenoweth give you guided tour of the exhibit
The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles
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Maddie Baillio / Tracy Turnblad
Jennifer Hudson / Motormouth Maybelle
Harvey Fierstein / Edna Turnblad
Derek Hough / Corny Collins
Ariana Grande / Penny Pingleton
Dove Cameron / Amber Von Tussle
Shahadi Wright Joseph / Little Inez
Ephraim Sykes / Seaweed
This immersive exhibit showcases the many eye-popping costumes for iconic stars including Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Ariana Grande, Garrett Clayton, and newcomer Maddie Baillio, designed by Emmy-nominated costume designer Mary Vogt, whose work includes costume design for hit films including Kong: Skull Island and Hocus Pocus. Fans can step into the colorful world of 1962 Baltimore, where teen queen Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on the The Corny Collins Show. Along the way she meets a memorable array of characters, falls in love, and learns the power of peaceful protest at the height of the Civil Rights Era.
Visitors to the exhibit will be able to view actual set pieces and props from Tony and Emmy Award–winning Hairspray Live! production designer Derek McLane, plus dynamic on-set photography, behind-the-scenes video segments, and big-screen presentations of the musical hit.