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Hairspray Live! - 2016 - Motion Picture

Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "Hairspray Live!" takes place in 1962 Baltimore. Plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on "The Corny Collins Show," a local TV program. When against all odds Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters, including the resident dreamboat, Link; the ambitious mean girl, Amber; an African American boy she meets in detention, Seaweed; and his mother, Motormouth Maybelle, the owner of a local record store. Tracy's mother is the indomitable Edna, and she eventually encourages Tracy on her campaign to integrate the all-white "Corny Collins Show."



Hairspray Live! Motion Picture Cast


by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 8, 2020
Emmy® Award winner and six-time Mirrorball champion dancer Derek Hough joins a?oeDancing with the Starsa?? in a new capacity as a judge.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2021
Ballots Over Broadway 3, the third annual installment of the star-studded Ballots Over Broadway fundraiser series, will take place in a private garden in Hancock Park, LA October 3rd at 7 PM!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2021
Ahead of the full album, the first song has been released. The song is a mashup, including Happiness (Is Christmas), a reworked song from the musical You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, for which Chenoweth won a Tony Award in 1999. The song is mashed up with Christmas Time Is Here, which was featured in the film A Charlie Brown Christmas.
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2020
Derek Hough returns to 'The Kelly Clarkson Show' to share how he's kept busy during quarantine. Plus, he talks about making the switch from contestant to a judge on 'Dancing with the Stars.'
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2020
In an earlier episode of 'The Kelly Clarkson Show,' Tyra Banks asked 'Dancing with the Starsa?? judge Derek Hough for dancing lessons, and boy, did he deliver!
by Michael Major - Sep 23, 2021
The cast features Eichner, who is the first openly gay man to co-write and star in his own major studio film, TS Madison, Natalie Morales, Guillermo Diaz, Guy Branum, Miss Lawrence, and Symone!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 22, 2020
Today, ABC Entertainment announced an overall deal with Emmy® Award winner, six-time Mirrorball champion dancer and “Dancing with the Stars” judge Derek Hough.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2021
In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Hairspray!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 10, 2020
It's the Day of the Show Y'All host Spencer Glass took over our Instagram Live with his new show, Ten Minute Tidbits!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2020
For the first time ever, an all-new online theatre experience will merge live performances and produced video segments to engage viewers in the transformative adaptation of the classic slasher film Scream set during quarantine.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 6, 2020
At the conclusion of the project's first “For Your Consideration” GRAMMY livestream, SWINGIN' WITH THE MOUSE creator, Pablo Rossil, announced two upcoming albums to be released in 2021: Swingin' With The Music Of Broadway and Swingin' With The Mouse: Volume 2.
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2020
Live's Halloween show shares a hilarious, Halloween- themed sneak peek at a fake Tiger King: The Musical.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2020
The Old Globe announced today that its 23rd annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! will be presented by KPBS Radio in San Diego as a free audio-only production. Due to the ongoing pandemic, The Old Globe is unable to produce the San Diego favorite on its stage this year.
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2020
The official “positions” music video by Ariana Grande was released last night.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 14, 2020
Adam McKay's upcoming film 'Don't Look Up' has assembled an all-star cast.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 24, 2020
Amber Riley will return to the world of musical television series in the upcoming NBC comedy, 'Dream,' produced by Neal Meron and Lisa Muse Bryant.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 13, 2020
The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of its 23rd annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, which this year will be presented by KPBS Radio in San Diego as a free audio-only production. Due to the ongoing pandemic, The Old Globe is unable to produce the San Diego favorite on its stage this year.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2020
Academy Award and four-time Emmy Award winner Aaron Sorkin will join Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth to present a master class for the newly created Master's Program in Screen Acting degree from Oklahoma City University (OCU) and London's Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA), it was announced today by OCU School of Theatre Dean Mark Parker and ALRA Principal Adrian Hall.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2020
Join life-long best friends, the self-proclaimed “Black Donny and Marie,” Terron Brooks (The Soul of Broadway, NBC miniseries The Temptations, Broadway's The Lion King) and Kamilah Marshall (NBC's Hairspray! Live, Broadway's RENT, Hairspray, Bette Midler's The Showgirl Must Go On and Kiss My Brass world tour) from the coziness of your home.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021
During the week of July 17-24, the 40 finalists can expect an unforgettable interactive experience of professional vocal training, performance coaching, workshops, daily social activities and educational masterclasses with a star-studded team of mentors led by five-time Grammy Award nominee and Songbook Foundation Founder Michael Feinstein.
by Nicole Rosky - May 3, 2021
2019 Tony nominee Ephraim Sykes has joined the second season of Netflix's Russian Doll in a guest roll. He joins Annie Murphy, and Sharlto Copley Carolyn Michelle Smith in the new season.
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2021
Broadway kid turned international pop Icon, Ariana Grande, has married her fiancé Dalton Gomez. The couple tied the knot in a 'tiny and intimate' ceremony.
by Nuria Pedret - May 13, 2021
El equipo artístico incluye a Lear deBessonet, Stephen Oremus y a Sergio Trujillo, entre otros
by Nicole Rosky - May 12, 2021
Live musicals are coming back to your living room! According to Variety, producers Bob Greenblatt and Neil Meron will bring beloved Broadway musical Annie to NBC this holiday season.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 29, 2021
Damon J. Gillespie took over our Instagram on March 28, in anticipation of Bringing You Broadway's upcoming benefit concert for World Autism Day!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 28, 2021
Damon J. Gillespie is taking over our Instagram today, March 28, in anticipation of Bringing You Broadway's upcoming benefit concert for World Autism Day!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 6, 2021
On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of the one and only Harvey Fierstein!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2021
Today's top stories: The Book of Mormon and Freestyle Love Supreme announce Broadway return dates. Plus, watch Ariana Grande and Marissa Jaret Winkur join James Corden for a special performance of a Hairspray parody in honor of COVID restrictions being lifted.
by Stage Tube - Jun 16, 2021
Winokur was the original Tracy in Hairspray on Broadway, a role that earned her the 2003 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award,  and Outer Critics Circle Award. Grande took on the role of Penny in Hairspray Live!, the live-broadcast NBC musical in 2016.
by Student Blogger: Adam Beam - Jul 7, 2021
While it seems impossible to bring the theatrics of musical theatre to TV screens on a weekly basis, when you get down to it, television provides an insanely wide array of opportunities. However, just like movie musicals, its history is filled with ups and downs, and even nowadays networks struggle to find that balance.
by Team BWW - Jul 22, 2021
Tune in tonight to find out who made the Top 15 in our High School category and tomorrow for the College category. Until then, meet our panel of esteemed judges!
by Team BWW - Jul 16, 2021
Today is the the day! Live the musical fantasy of your dreams with Apple TV+'s new series, Schmigadoon!- a parody of iconic Golden Age musicals. Wondering how you know the cast? Study up on their roles on stage and screen.
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2021
Watch the full clip and check out the special surprise that Kristin Chenoweth had for hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2021
Bringing You Broadway, is a new non-profit organization where Broadway artists create unique performances for children with developmental disabilities. Join Bringing You Broadway for a very special benefit concert being live streamed for 4 days only, beginning April 2nd at 8pm.
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2020
Last night, Billy Eichner was a guest on The Late Late Show. Eichner made his television musical debut performing Mariah Carey's classic 'Miss You Most (At Christmas Time).'
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 8, 2020
Recording artists and Broadway stars Terron Brooks and Kamilah Marshall reunite at the Garry Marshall Theatre for a breathtaking 60-minute holiday extravaganza: Holidaze Harmony. This year the virtual concert comes in the form of a multi-camera filming from the stage of the Garry Marshall Theatre. World premiere stream is Wednesday, December 16 at 7pm PST. On demand performances are December 17-20.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2020
Roundabout has announced Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will join Roundabout’s artistic leadership team as Senior Resident Director in January 2021. In his new role, Leon will participate in the theatre's selection of plays and musicals - both seasonal onstage productions and the dozens of workshops & readings produced annually.
by Drew Maidment - Dec 21, 2020
Hollywood has always had a love affair with musicals. Whether it be Golden Age classics, ambitious Broadway adaptations, or animated adventures, American audiences flock to theaters to see a film that features some toe-tappin’ tunes. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2020
A coast-to-coast lineup of rising stars and top students in the performing arts will gather online this month for a virtual holiday presentation hosted by Great American Songbook Foundation Founder Michael Feinstein. Twelve Songs of the Season: A Virtual Holiday Special will stream online at 8 p.m. ET Saturday, Dec. 19.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 18, 2020
Garry Marshall Theatre announces new Encore show dates to their popular Christmas streaming event Holidaze Harmony – including stunning new, never before seen bonus material.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2020
U.S. high school singers with interests in musical theater, jazz and classic popular music can apply now to experience a life-changing week of performances, pre-professional training and personal mentoring from Broadway stars and other arts and entertainment professionals.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 13, 2020
Kristin Chenoweth took to social media to share a cover of Taylor Swift's song, Mad Woman, in honor of Swift's 31st birthday today. Chenoweth was accompanied by her boyfriend, Josh Bryant, on guitar.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2020
Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), presents a virtual at home sing-along concert CAROLS FOR KIDS, benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and featuring stars from a decade of Lythgoe Family productions.
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2020
Derek Hough talks about how he got hurt right before the 'Dancing With the Stars' finale.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2020
The Talkback with Ruby Locknar premieres September 1 at 5pm ET on Cast Party Network on YouTube.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021
The upcoming Broadway-bound musical stage adaptation of The Karate Kid has set its world premiere dates! The musical will premiere at STAGES St. Louis as part of their 2022 season, before bowing on Broadway.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 20, 2021
Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton star Jordan Fisher and Hairspray Live!'s Dove Cameron will lead HBO Max's adaptation of Jennifer E. Smith 2019 young adult novel, Field Notes on Love, according to Deadline. The film will be adapted for the screen by Smith and Broadway veteran Lauren Graham.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 2, 2021
Today (April 2) in live streaming: it's Game Night on Stars in the House, Lauren Patten in concert, Bringing You Broadway, and more!