NBC Set for “Hairspray” Live! – December 7, 2016

Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Hairspray Live!” takes place in 1962 Baltimore. Plump 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, including the resident dreamboat, Link; the ambitious mean girl, Amber; an African-American boy she meets in detention, Seaweed; and his mother, Motormouth Maybelle, the owner of a local record store. Tracy’s mother is the indomitable Edna, and she eventually encourages Tracy on her campaign to integrate the all-white “Corny Collins Show.”

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (“The Wiz Live!,” “The Sound of Music Live!,” “Peter Pan Live!”) serve as executive producers of “Hairspray Live!.” Kenny Leon will direct with Harvey Fierstein providing new written material. Jerry Mitchell will serve as choreographer with songwriting by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. “Hairspray Live!” is produced by Universal Television.     (>>Source)

Maddie Baillio – Tracy Turnblad
Kristin Chenoweth – Velma Von Tussle
Harvey Fierstein – Edna Turnblad
Ariana Grande – Penny Pingleton
Derek Hough – Corny Collins
Jennifer Hudson – Motormouth Maybelle
Martin Short – Wilbur Turnblad
Sean Hayes – Mr. Pinky
Garrett Clayton – Link Larkin
Dove Cameron – Amber
Rosie O’Donnell – Gym Teacher
Andrea Martin – Prudy Pingleton

Hairspray Live Official Links

Maddie Baillio’s audition and how she learned she was cast as Tracy Turnblad

Check Also

Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” in Theaters Christmas 2018

“Mary Poppins Returns” stars: Emily Blunt as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who ...