GET READY BALTIMORE! We are only 2 days away from NBC’s long awaited 4th televised musical Hairspray Live. You can expect some exciting showstopping performances featuring an amazing all star cast including….
Newcomer Maddie Baillio as the musical’s beloved hero Tracy Turnblad,
Broadway favorite Harvey Fierstein recreating his Tony winning performance of the stern turned caring mother (we all love) Edna Turnblad,
Tony & Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth as the nasty, racist, and sassy beauty pageant girl turned producer / mother Velma Von Tussle,
Oscar & Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson as the sassy, caring, and warm Motormouth Mabel,
Pop star & Broadway veteran Ariana Grande as the quirky and always “absolutely, positively, permanently punished” BFF Penny Lou Pingleton,
Dancing with the Stars’ Derek Hough as the jamming, cool, and the most fun after school DJ of all time, Corny Collins,
Tony & Emmy winner Martin Short as the whacky, genius, and loving father Wilbur Turnblad,
Disney Channel star Dove Cameron as the rotten, bratty, and the “Acne of the soul” herself Amber Von Tussel,
Disney Channel star Garrett Clayton as the teen romantic heartthrob Link Larkin,
Broadway veteran Ephraim Sykes as the soulful and romantic Seaweed J Stubbs,
Broadway veteran Shahadi Wright Joseph as the dreamy Lil Inez Stubbs,
Tony and Emmy winner Andrea Martin as the crazy and overprotective Prudy Pingleton.
The production will also feature special appearances by…
Emmy winner & super Broadway fan Rosie O’Donnell taking on double roles of Tracy’s Gym Teacher and Matron of the Baltimore’s Women’s House of Detention,
Emmy winner Sean Hayes as fashion shop owner Mr. Pinky,
The Tony winning original Broadway Tracy herself Marissa Jaret Winokur as one of Mr. Pinky’s co-workers,
Emmy winner and the original film’s Tracy Ricki Lake as another one of Mr. Pinky’s co-workers,
Hairspray Broadway alumni and comedian Paul Vogt as the president of Ultra Clutch Hairspray himself, Mr. Harriman F. Spritzer,
Emmy nominee Billy Eichner as Baltimore News reporter Rob Barker,
Hairspray’s original Broadway cast members Kamilah Marshall, Judine Somerville, and Shayna Steele reprising their performances of Baltimore’s show stopping recording superstars THE DYNAMITES.
We at NEW YORK BROADWAY TOURS will be following along with the live presentation sharing our reactions and what’s happening so you can be up to date with the live presentation at 8pm.
Before the 8pm presentation, there will be a 1/2 hour behind the scenes special hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes (who previously worked together on the 2010 revival of Promises, Promises) entitled COUNTDOWN TO HAIRSPRAY LIVE.
There will also be Behind the Scenes segments during the live presentation as well hosted by Glee and Broadway favorite Darren Criss.
Who is excited?
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