NBC, which has already brought us live versions of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, and The Wiz, is currently prepping to debut Hairspray Live! at the end of this year. The preview video released by NBC shows off the production’s star-studded cast. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the video below:
Hairspray Live! will star Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton, Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle, Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad, Sean Hayes as Mr. Pinky, Derek Hough as Corny Collins, Dove Cameron as Amber Von Tussle, Garrett Clayton as Link Larkin, Andrea Martin as Mrs. Pingleton, Rosie O’Donnell as the Gym Teacher, and will introduce Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad.
Based on John Waters’ iconic film Hairspray, it’s no wonder the announcement of a live version garnered so much interest. The team behind the production features multiple Tony Award winners and a Broadway choreographer, and the costumes featured in the preview stay true to form with the classic rendition.
If you were a fan of the original, or if you’re looking to support the new cast, you can catch Hairspray Live! on NBC this December.