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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.

Writers:

Zack Bernstein, Harvey Fierstein (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dove Cameron ... Amber Von Tussle
Ariana Grande ... Penny Pingleton
Kristin Chenoweth ... Velma Von Tussle
Andrea Martin ... Prudy Pingleton
Martin Short ... Wilbur Turnblad
Billy Eichner ... Rob Barker
Garrett Clayton ... Link Larkin
Jennifer Hudson ... Motormouth Maybelle
Harvey Fierstein ... Edna Turnblad
Rosie O'Donnell ... Gym Teacher
Sean Hayes ... Mr. Pinky
Nikki Blonsky ... Cameo
Derek Hough ... Corny Collins
Ricki Lake ... Pinkette
Marissa Jaret Winokur ... Pinkette
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Storyline

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!


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hairspray, el musical See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Ariana Grande was offered four solo songs to be written just for her, similar to what was done for Carly Rae Jepsen in Grease Live (2016), but turned down the offer because she wanted to stay true to the role. See more »

Goofs

When Tracie comes home to watch the Corny Collins show, she smacks the television and says "Philco" while the TV is actually a Muntz brand. See more »


Soundtracks

Good Morning Baltimore
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Whitman and Marc Shaiman
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Disappointing
7 December 2016 | by BeaconSkySee all my reviews

With audio drop outs, shaky camera work, poor direction and a lead actress constantly out of breath and whose dancing was fair at best, this was difficult to watch. The frequency and length of commercial breaks was annoying. The stand out was Derek Hough. We all know he is a great dancer but the guy can sing too! During the bows at the end of the show, the director cut away just as Kristen Chenowith was about to come into camera view for her bow. Yikes! As a huge draw for the show, this goof was an insult to her and an example of the poor directing. NBC can't seem to pull off these live shows without some glaring mistakes.


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