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This musical TV special originally aired on NBC in December 2016. It was a live broadcast of a stage production of the Broadway musical Hairspray. The show was an adaptation of the 2002 stage musical, which itself was an adaptation of the 1988 film by filmmaker John Waters. The NBC production was adapted by Harvey Fierstein and starred Maddie Baillio, Kristin Chenoweth and Dove Cameron. It was the fourth of NBC's live musical broadcasts, which began with 2013's The Sound of Music Live!

Hairspray Live! is a Comedy Drama series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (1 episodes). The series first aired on December 2, 2016. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

Hairspray Live! is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hairspray Live! on demand at Google Play online.

NBC
1 Season, 1 Episode
December 2, 2016
Comedy Drama
7.0/10
Cast: Dove Cameron, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short
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  • Based on the celebrated Broadway musical, Hairspray Live! features a star-studded cast, including Harvey Fierstein, Martin Short, Jennifer Hudson and newcomer Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad.

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