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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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Harvey Fierstein (teleplay by), Mark O'Donnell (book) | 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
Kristin Chenoweth ... Velma Von Tussle
Ariana Grande ... Penny Pingleton
Billy Eichner ... Rob Barker
Martin Short ... Wilbur Turnblad
Shahadi Wright Joseph ... Little Inez
Andrea Martin ... Prudy Pingleton
Harvey Fierstein ... Edna Turnblad
Rosie O'Donnell ... Gym Teacher
Ricki Lake ... Pinkette
Sean Hayes ... Mr. Pinky
Jennifer Hudson ... Motormouth Maybelle
Garrett Clayton ... Link Larkin
Ricky A. Schroeder ... Sketch (as Ricky Schroeder)
Derek Hough ... Corny Collins
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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 Live! See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Without Love
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Performed by Garrett Clayton, Maddie Baillio, Ariana Grande & Ephraim Sykes
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Best Live Production Ever!
12 July 2019 | by brusselsgriffonSee all my reviews

Hairspray Live was amazing. Apart from a few stumbles and the cast not singing properly, NBC assembled an amazing cast. I loved it how they added some special appearances, as they played the people who are only in 1 or 2 scenes, the soundtrack was 100 times better than the 2007 film, which made the songs even better, thanks to the people who wrote the music for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory in Sydney, which was also great. This movie was by far my favourite and would love to see it live again with the same cast some time soon. Well done NBC keep up the great work


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