5 things to know about ‘Hairspray Live!’

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Chris Haston/NBCUniversal

Are you ready for Hairspray Live!? This week, fans got a first look at the cast of the upcoming Tony-winning Broadway musical, sure to inspire total ’80’s nostalgia. Set to air live on December 7, the NBC broadcast, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, is packing some major star power including Disney channel stars Dove Cameron and Garrett Clayton, Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and many more.

Based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name, Hairspray won 2003 Tony Awards for Best Score (Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman), Best Book (Thomas Meehan and Mark O’Donnell), Best Actress in a Musical (Marissa Jaret Winokur), Best Actor (Harvey Fierstein), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Dick Latessa), Best Costume Design (William Ivey Long), Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical. Jack O’Brien directed the original Broadway production, which featured choreography by Jerry Mitchell.


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