The ’60s are here once again—well sort of, thanks to NBC's upcoming live musical.
Hairspray Live!, coming soon to the network, has just released a bright, bubbly promo showing off a first look at almost everyone in the cast.
Based on the Tony-winning Broadway musical, Hairspray Live! takes place in 1962 Baltimore, where teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV program. When, against all odds, Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters.
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The all-star cast of the live telecast includes Jennifer Hudson as celebrity disk jockey Motormouth Maybelle, newcomer Maddie Baillios as wannabe dancer Tracy Turnblad, Harvey Fierstein as her mother Edna, Ariana Grande as Tracy’s overprotected friend Penny Pingleton, Kristin Chenoweth as villainous producer Velma Von Tussle, Martin Short as joke-shop owner Wilbur Turnblad, Derek Hough as afternoon TV host Corny Collins, Dove Cameron as dancer-slash-mean girl Amber Von Tussle, Garrett Clayton as heartthrob Link Larkin, plus special guests Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin and Rosie O’Donnell in a trio of other memorable roles.
Check out the sneak peek below and catch Hairspray Live! airing out of Los Angeles on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. on NBC.