Expected to attend Tuesday night's premiere at the Presidential Hall of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center are New Jersey native Queen Latifah, her co-stars James Marsden, Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes, Elijah Kelley and Nikki Blonsky and director Adam Shankman.
The event will serve as a welcome home celebration for Queen Latifah, who will be presented with a replica of her plaque on the New Jersey Walk of Fame by city officials.
Hundreds of school children, as well as stilt-walkers, celebrity look-a-likes, magicians and dancers are to be on hand for pre-screening activities in Theater Square Plaza.
The film version of the Tony Award-winning musical, "Hairspray," which was based on John Waters' 1988 movie of the same name, will open nationwide Friday.
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