"Hairspray" - by Wittman, Shaiman, O'Donnell & Meehan - Emerson Colonial Theatre (Boston, MA.)

The Emerson Colonial Theatre

Presents The 

Broadway Smash Musical


Music by Marc Shaiman 

Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman 

Book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan 

Based on “Hairspray” by John Waters


January 19, 2024 through January 21, 2024 

(Contact Box Office for Exact Times)


Tickets for “HAIRSPRAY” available by calling # 888-616-0272 or online at www.emersoncolonialtheatre.com

Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to standard service fees.

Box Office: 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. 02116

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday starting at noon. 

Emerson Colonial Theatre
106 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116


"If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It's irresistible!" 

- The New York Times

You Can’t Stop the Beat! 

"HAIRSPRAY,Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! 

Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. 

Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the ‘60s,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,"HAIRSPRAY" is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times).

This all-new touring production reunites Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring "HAIRSPRAY" to a new generation of theater audiences.

Don’t miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker).  


In its storied history, The Emerson Colonial Theatre has debuted such seminal Broadway shows as Anything Goes Porgy and Bess Oklahoma! Born Yesterday Follies A Little Night Music Grand Hotel , and La Cage aux Folles, among others. Reviving a great theatrical tradition, Boston’s newly restored Emerson Colonial Theatre officially re-opened its doors in July 2018 with the pre-Broadway World Premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical . Emerson Colonial Theatre, which opened in 1900 with a production of Ben-Hur, is the oldest continuously operated theater in Boston; as well as being amongst the most magnificent, having retained most of its original period details. A theatre for the community, Emerson Colonial Theatre will once again contribute to the rich cultural landscape of Boston, with a new and varied program of Broadway shows, live music, comedy and events.

Emerson Colonial Theatre

106 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116