See NBC's 'Hairspray Live!' Cast in Costume in This Promo
NBC has unleashed a promo for “” that gives a first look at most of its main cast in costume. It introduces newcomer Maddie Baillios as wannabe dancer Tracy Turnblad and Harvey Fierstein as her mother Edna. earlier debuted a photo of the daughter-mother duo.
There’s also a glimpse of as celebrity disk jockey Motormouth Maybelle, as Tracy’s overprotected friend Penny Pingleton, as villainous producer Velma Von Tussle, as joke-shop owner Wilbur Turnblad, as afternoon TV host Corny Collins, as dancer-slash-mean girl Amber Von Tussle, and as heartthrob Link Larkin.
Also set to star in the upcoming live musical are , and as a gym teacher, Mr. Pinky (owner of the dress shop) and Prudy Pingleton respectively. Directed by Kenny Leon and Alex Rudzinski, the upcoming telecast based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name is executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
It will be filmed in Los Angeles and air Wednesday, December 7 at 8 P.M. ET. At the TCA summer press tour, it was revealed that the show would not feature any new songs.