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Hairspray Live! (2016)

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A teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show.

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Teenager Tracy Turnblad accomplishes her dream of becoming a regular on her favorite tv show, she sets off on a mission to integrate the all white tv show along the way she is confronted by the pro-segregation mother daughter duo Velma and Amber Von Tussle Written by JJ

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You can't stop the beat!


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7 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Harvey Fierstein, who plays Edna Turnblad, previously played the same role on Broadway. See more »

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Posters for musical events advertise shows on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, April 20. The story is taking place in June of 1962, but those two show dates only work for the years 1957 and 1963. The latter poster is seen on an outdoor telephone pole -- an unlikely place to promote a show happening nine and a half months in the future, and an impossible place for anything posted in 1957 to still be there. Considering all they spent to produce this program, you'd think someone could afford a minute to look up the 1962 calendar online. See more »

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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 8 December 2016 (2016) See more »

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Without Love
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
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Painful to watch
11 December 2016 | by (Somewhere on Earth) – See all my reviews

Awful audio, cheesy product placement, constant cutting to "The audience", camera crew seemed drunk. Dov Cameron was pretty awful.

So much talent show so little of it. Kristin Chenowith, who I was really looking forward to, seemed weak in the Baltimore Crabs number. And sadly I don't think it was because of her performance as much as the audio/camera issues. Ariana Grande played her character quietly, as would be expected of Penny, however she was too quiet for a live show.

It felt like they hadn't done a run through together and there were no sound checks.

Best thing to do is skip watching the entire thing and just look for clips of Jennifer Hudson's performance.

NBC enough already. None of your live shows were worth the money you spent on them


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