We’ve been treated to clips of rehearsals and interviews with the star-studded cast but now the first trailer for NBC’s upcoming TV spectacle Hairspray Live! and it’s pretty great.
The trailer shows the cast, which is headed up by newcomer Maddie Baillio and star of the original Broadway show, Harvey Fierstein, singing and dancing to the inimitable score Marc Shaiman and Scott Witman. The musical, which is following in the footsteps of other televised live musicals like Fox’s Grease Live and the UK’s attempt at The Sound of Music on ITV, will also feature Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande and a host of others.
The show has been written by Fierstein and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell is also on board.
The musical airs in the States on December 7 but a UK airing date has yet to be announced.
Watch the trailer below:
Meet the cast in the video below: