“Hairspray” Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Video – Watch Performance!
The cast of NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” performed for Thursday’s 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Check out the video below!
It’s become tradition for NBC to stage a live musical every December. And it’s also become tradition for the stars of the show to make an appearance each November in the annual Thanksgiving parade. This year was no exception, with the cast of Hairspray getting a turn in the holiday spotlight.
As Gossip Cop reported, it was announced earlier this year that Hairspray, originally a cult John Waters film and then a hit Broadway musical, would be adapted for a one-time only TV production. Harvey Fierstein is reprising his Tony-winning role of Edna Turnblad. Making her debut as Tracy is Maddie Baillio, who was chosen for the starring role after a series of casting calls.
The star-studded cast also includes Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough and Kristin Chenoweth. Deep into rehearsals with the broadcast only two weeks away, all four have been posting frequent updates from the set on social media. As for the Thanksgiving Day parade, other musical productions taking part in this year’s festivities include Holiday Inn, Cats, and Waitress. Gossip Cop has video of the Hairspray performance below!