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 (Maddie Baillio) wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters.
NBC’s redo features an all-star cast that includes Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton and guest stars Sean Hayes, Rosie O’Donnell and Andrea Martin.
This will be fourth consecutive December that NBC airs a live musical, following The Sound of Music, Peter Pan and The Wiz. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who also produced the 2007 Hairspray movie, executive produce.
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