“Hairspray” Live Stream: Watch NBC Musical Online!

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Hairspray Live Stream

By Shari Weiss

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Hairspray Live Stream

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“Hairspray Live” airs on NBC on Wednesday, and Gossip Cop has a live stream. Watch below!

“Hairspray Live” marks NBC’s fourth foray into the world of live musicals. The network first began what’s become an annual tradition with “The Sound Of Music Live” in 2013. That was followed by “Peter Pan Live” in 2014, and then “The Wiz Live” in 2015. All the productions are one-night-only, feature star-studded casts, and are broadcast live in December.

It was announced earlier this year that Harvey Fierstein, who won a Tony for playing matriarch Edna Turnblad in the Broadway musical, would adapt the script to fit a TV production. He is also reprising his signature role, with newcomer Maddie Baillio in the lead role of daughter Tracy Turnblad. Originally a cult film from John Waters with Ricki Lake playing Tracy, the story focuses on a 1960s Baltimore teen with dreams of dancing on “The Corny Collins Show.” When she unexpectedly gets the opportunity, Tracy uses her newfound platform to call for integration.

The TV production will feature songs both from the Broadway show as well as the 2007 movie remake, which famously starred John Travolta. Joining Fierstein and Baillio here are Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short, Kristin Chenoweth, Derek Hough, and more familiar faces. “Hairspray Live” is slated to begin airing at 8 p.m. Eastern, and will run for three hours. Watch below!

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