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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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Harvey Fierstein (teleplay by), Mark O'Donnell (book) | 3 more credits »
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dove Cameron ... Amber Von Tussle
Kristin Chenoweth ... Velma Von Tussle
Ariana Grande ... Penny Pingleton
Billy Eichner ... Rob Barker
Martin Short ... Wilbur Turnblad
Shahadi Wright Joseph ... Little Inez
Andrea Martin ... Prudy Pingleton
Harvey Fierstein ... Edna Turnblad
Rosie O'Donnell ... Gym Teacher
Ricki Lake ... Pinkette
Sean Hayes ... Mr. Pinky
Jennifer Hudson ... Motormouth Maybelle
Garrett Clayton ... Link Larkin
Ricky A. Schroeder ... Sketch (as Ricky Schroeder)
Derek Hough ... Corny Collins
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hairspray Live! See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

This was the second time that Tracy was played by a newcomer. In the 2007 film "Hairspray," she was played by Nikki Blonsky. See more »

Goofs

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 »


Soundtracks

Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Performed by Maddie Baillio, Ariana Grande, Dove Cameron, Harvey Fierstein, Andrea Martin and Kristin Chenoweth
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Disappointing
7 December 2016 | by BeaconSkySee all my reviews

With audio drop outs, shaky camera work, poor direction and a lead actress constantly out of breath and whose dancing was fair at best, this was difficult to watch. The frequency and length of commercial breaks was annoying. The stand out was Derek Hough. We all know he is a great dancer but the guy can sing too! During the bows at the end of the show, the director cut away just as Kristen Chenowith was about to come into camera view for her bow. Yikes! As a huge draw for the show, this goof was an insult to her and an example of the poor directing. NBC can't seem to pull off these live shows without some glaring mistakes.


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