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Mark Your Calendar! NBC Will Broadcast HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on December 7

As BWW has previously reported, NBC will have an open casting call for the lead role of Tracy Turnblad in the upcoming holiday special HAIRSPRAY LIVE!. The network has also set an air date for the live broadcast of Wednesday, Dec. 7th!

The casting call is set for Sunday, April 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Telsey + Co., 311 W. 43rdSt., 10thFloor in Midtown Manhattan. Sign-in begins at 9 a.m.

Casting directors will be looking for a female, 18 or older to play high school age. She must be heavyset, be outgoing, unstoppable, good-hearted with a vibrant, loveable, high-spirited personality who loves to dance. A strong pop belt singer and great mover who can become a teen heroine.

Candidates need to be prepared to sing the song "Good Morning Baltimore" a cappella.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("The Wiz Live!," "The Sound of Music Live!," "Peter Pan Live!") serve as executive producers of "Hairspray Live!." Kenny Leon will direct with Harvey Fierstein providing new written material. Jerry Mitchell will serve as choreographer with song writing by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. "Hairspray Live!" is produced by Universal Television.

Those with questions are welcome to email

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