Hairspray Live!


Hairspray Live! Information

Hairspray Live! is an upcoming live musical adaptation of the 2002 Broadway musical Hairspray, which in turn is based on the 1988 film of the same name. It is scheduled to be broadcast on NBC television on December 7, 2016. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of the project.

Cast

Ensemble

Source: Playbill

  • Kamilah Marshall, Judine Somerville, and Shayna Steele as the Dynamites


Production

Kenny Leon and Alex Rudzinski are co-directors with choreography by Jerry Mitchell, and Harvey Fierstein is the script adapter. Robert Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, said: "In keeping with our desire to bring the best of Broadway to our live musicals, we've assembled the Broadway dream team of Tony Award winners for Hairspray Live."

Concept

Robert Greenblatt said that the musical will be filmed on the "Universal [studio] back lot in Hollywood, so we"?re going to spend a fair amount of the show outdoors, which we haven"?t done previously. The sun will be going down just as we start "?Good Morning Baltimore,"? "? He further said that the broadcast would feature a live audience, as people from Baltimore and part of The Corny Collins Show.

The appearance of Ricki Lake and Marissa Jaret Winokur in the show was announced in November 2016, but with no additional details. Jerry Mitchell noted: "Don"?t we want to surprise you?"?

Music

Several musical numbers that were written for the 2007 film will be included in Hairspray Live!: "Ladies"? Choice"? and "Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)."? The song "The Big Dollhouse" from the stage production is not in the television version.

Musical numbers

The musical numbers are confirmed on the track list of the soundtrack.

Act I
  • "Good Morning Baltimore" - Tracy
  • "The Nicest Kids in Town" - Corny and Council Members
  • "Mama, I"?m a Big Girl Now" - Edna, Tracy, Prudy, Penny, Velma and Amber
  • "I Can Hear the Bells" - Tracy
  • "(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs" - Velma
  • "Ladies' Choice" - Corny
  • "It Takes Two" - Link and Tracy
  • "Velma's Revenge" - Velma
  • "Welcome to the 60's" - Tracy, Edna, The Dynamites and Mr. Pinky
  • "Run and Tell That!" - Seaweed and Little Inez
  • "Big, Blonde and Beautiful" - Motormouth


Act II
  • "You"?re Timeless to Me" - Edna and Wilbur
  • "Good Morning Baltimore (Reprise)" - Tracy
  • "Without Love" - Tracy, Link, Penny and Seaweed
  • "I Know Where I've Been" - Motormouth
  • "(It"?s) Hairspray" - Corny
  • "Cooties" - Amber
  • "You Can't Stop the Beat" - Tracy, Link, Penny, Seaweed, Edna, Wilbur, Motormouth, Velma, Amber, and Ensemble
  • "Come So Far (Got So Far To Go)" - Penny and Motormouth


See also

  • 2016 in American television
  • The Sound of Music Live! (2013)
  • Peter Pan Live! (2014)
  • The Wiz Live! (2015)
  • Grease Live! (2016)
  • Bye Bye Birdie Live! (2017)



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