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Hairspray Live! (2016)

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A teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show.

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Wilbur Turnblad
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Mr. Pinky
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Rob Barker
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Gym Teacher
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Prudy Pingleton
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Edna Turnblad
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Teenager Tracy Turnblad accomplishes her dream of becoming a regular on her favorite tv show, she sets off on a mission to integrate the all white tv show along the way she is confronted by the pro-segregation mother daughter duo Velma and Amber Von Tussle Written by JJ

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You can't stop the beat!


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7 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Лак для волос  »

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Dove Cameron was originally pulled from the role of Amber due to scheduling conflicts with "Liv & Maddie" as well as filming for "Descendants 2". She was later brought in for a dance audition and was re-offered the part to which she accepted. See more »

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Posters for musical events advertise shows on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, April 20. The story is taking place in June of 1962, but those two show dates only work for the years 1957 and 1963. The latter poster is seen on an outdoor telephone pole -- an unlikely place to promote a show happening nine and a half months in the future, and an impossible place for anything posted in 1957 to still be there. See more »

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Version of Hairspray (1988) See more »

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Run & Tell That
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
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Normally I love musicals
8 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

This was very disappointing. I like singing where beautiful sounds come out, not screeching. Way too much screeching.

There were so many places where the music overpowered the singing so that I only saw moving lips and heard no singing at all. There is no way to adjust ears so that one can tune into the music and the other to the voice, so it's just disappointing when someone doesn't do his/her job to make sure things are working together.

I had to actually force myself to watch all the way through to the end. It was way too long and not interesting enough to enjoy to the end. Maybe NBC just can't pull off a live musical show.


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