It’s finally here! The first teaser for the highly-anticipated NBC musical event “Hairspray Live!,” which features a talented and star-studded cast including Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Ariana Grande, Derek Hough and so many more.
“Hairspray Live!” is based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and takes place in 1962 Baltimore. The story centers around teenager Tracy Turnblad (newcomer Maddie Baillio) who dreams of dancing on the local TV program “The Corny Collins Show.” When, against all odds, Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters.
Hudson will portray Motormouth Maybelle, Fierstein, who also wrote the teleplay, will play Edna Turnblad, Kristin Chenoweth is Velma Von Tussle, the self-promoting and manipulative producer of “The Corny Collins Show,” Grande is Penny Pingleton, Short is Wilbur Turnblad and Garrett Clayton takes on the role of Link Larkin. The live musical event also includes special guest appearances by Sean Hayes, Rosie O’Donnell and, just added to the amazing lineup is, Tony winner Andrea Martin as Prudy Pingleton.
The project is the followup to NBC’s phenomenal and critically acclaimed “The Wiz Live!” No doubt about it, this time around, the cast will have a ball shaking and shimming it to the awesome beat!
“Hairspray Live!” will air on Wednesday, December 7 at 8pm ET/PT on NBC.
Check out the promo below!