morning afternoon, Baltimore.
NBC on Friday released the first promo for Hairspray Live! — airing on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8/7c — giving us our first official look at the production’s cast in action.
Newcomer Maddie Baillio stars as Tracy Turnblad, a rhythmic young Baltimore resident who uses her curves and cunning to break down social barriers in 1960s Baltimore — much to the initial chagrin of her mother, played by Harvey Fierstein (who originated the role on Broadway in 2002).
NBC’s production also stars Ariana Grande (Scream Queens) as Tracy’s BFF Penny, Andrea Martin (Difficult People) as Penny’s mom Prudy, Garrett Clayton (Teen Beach Movie) as local TV star Link Larkin, Jennifer Hudson (Smash) as record shop owner Motormouth Maybelle, Kristin Chenoweth (American Gods) as evil pageant queen Velma Von Tussle, Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) as Velma’s daughter Amber, Derek Hough (Dancing With the Stars) as TV host Corny Collins, Martin Short (Maya & Marty) as Penny’s dad Wilbur, Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) as dress shop owner Mr. Pinky and Rosie O’Donnell (The Fosters) as a gym teacher.
Hit PLAY on the promo above, then drop a comment with your thoughts below: Are you pumped for Hairspray Live?