Get Your First Look at Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, and More Of The ‘Hairspray Live!’ Cast

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20 Aug2016
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The time is here to get your first look at the Hairspray Live! cast in full costume in the first promo released of the delightful characters in live action.

Come this winter, NBC is bringing the musical to the network with some help from familiar faces. Hairspray Live! tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a teen growing up in Baltimore in the early 1960’s, and her hopes of getting on a popular dance program. The underlying themes of the production also touches on racial issues, social acceptance, and being yourself no matter what.

Photo: NBC via PEOPLE

Photo: NBC via PEOPLE

Maddie Baillios makes her debut as the lead Tracy Turnblad alongside an all-star cast. Jennifer Hudson will play celebrity disk jockey Motormouth Maybelle, Ariana Grande lands the role of Tracy’s BFF Penny Pingleton, Harvey Fierstein is Edna Turnblad, Kristin Chenoweth is the deceptive producer Velma Von Tussle, Martin Short plays Wilbur Turnblad, Derek Hough is TV host Corny Collins, Dove Cameron plays the infamous mean girl Amber Von Tussle, and Garrett Clayton is dance show heartthrob Link Larkin. Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin, and Rosie O’Donnell have been listed as special guests for the production as supporting roles.

Watch the first look at Hairspray Live! below, premiering Wednesday December 7th at 8/7c on NBC. Share your thoughts in the comments.

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