NBC ReAiring Hairspray Live! Tonight 12/26/16 at 8 PM ET


NBC will reshow Hairspray Live! TONIGHT, Monday, December 26th at 8:00 PM ET. If you missed the original live airing on December 7th, this is your second chance to watch it on the big screen or record it on your DVR. The official Youtube and NBC streams have been taken down, probably because they’ve released the DVD, so don’t miss this opportunity!


42 Hairspray Live! GIFs to Brighten Up Your Day


Courtesy of the Folks at BroadwayWorld.com

Who were apparently goofing off and making gifs while they were supposed to be covering the event. (Just kidding, they made the gifs to insert into their live tweets of the broadcast.) The gifs include the entire cast, and moments from the length of the show, from opening to closing credits. Here are a few to get you started.

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NBC to Air Hairspray Live! Again on December 26th


They Still Can’t Stop the Beat

The Network Will Show the Entire Musical Again the Day After Christmas

BroadwayWorld.com is reporting that NBC will reshow Hairspray Live! on Monday, December 26th, at 8:00 PM ET. If you missed the original, live airing on December 7th, this is your chance to watch it on the big screen. In the meantime, you can still watch the full musical and the preshow, Countdown to Hairspray Live!, on Youtube and on NBC’s website.

Disclaimer: BroadwayWorld is currently the only site with this story. Even NBC isn’t saying yet when they’re repeating Hairspray Live! They’ve repeated every one of the previous musicals at some point in December, so I’ve been watching for it to be scheduled. I’ll keep an eye out to see if the date changes. 12/11/16: Other sites, including NBC, are now showing the reprise date of 12/26 at 8:00PM ET.

Hairspray Live! Review: Welcome to the 60s!


Now that everyone’s hair has been sprayed so that it won’t move until the next decade, let’s review the show!

Overall, I really loved the show. To be fair, it’s kind of a can’t miss show for me anyway, and with this cast, that would be hard to do. There were some things I didn’t like, which I’ll get to later, but I found it to be a well done production in general.

The opening was great, though I don’t think anyone will ever top last winter’s Grease Live! opening with the beach fake out and the run across the studio lot while Jessie J sang. Good Morning Baltimore opened the show with the same sort of excitement and movement though, and the momentum kept up throughout most of the show. It did drag a bit at times, mostly because they added enough commercials to turn a 2 hour show into a 3 hour broadcast.

In the current political climate, it was incredible to see a show centered around so many women of different sizes, ages, and ethnicities, celebrating them all, asking for them all to be respected. The show has an important message of acceptance for everyone and encouragement to keep fighting the good fight while working together.

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Countdown to Hairspray Live! Watch the Full PreShow Now with Kristin Chenoweth, Sean Hayes and Darren Criss

The full Countdown show is up on Youtube! My local station opted to show the news instead of the preshow, so I’m seeing this for the first time now, too, except for the parts that were on Facebook. Here it is, for everyone who missed it.

Hairspray Live! Watch the Full Show Now!

NBC has put the entire show up on Youtube in a single video, so everyone can watch at their own convenience on whatever device they please. Here it is. Enjoy! (And then take our POLL and read our REVIEW.)

The official versions have been removed. This Youtube isn’t ideal, but it’s the best one available right now. Let me know in the comments if it’s removed too.

It’s only available for rent or purchase now, sorry.


Hairspray Live! The Official Song Performance Videos Are Up!

We Have the Full Cast and Song List

The songs and other official videos can be found on the Hairspray Live! Youtube channel, or on NBC’s Youtube channel. We’ve embedded some of them below (above- It Takes Two). You can take our poll and tell us what you thought of the musical HERE.

ETA: Youtube has taken almost everything down from Hairspray Live! I’ve replaced the live videos with songs from the soundtrack so that there’s something here. The copyright owners really, really want to sell you the video.

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What Did You Think of Hairspray Live? Take the Poll



Did you love it? Hate it? Vote, then tell us why in the comments.

We’ll have a full review up later. For now, let’s just say we loved it! It’s one of our favorite musicals, so it’s hard to go wrong with this show. This production did an exceptional job. It wasn’t perfect, but that’s part of being live. Everyone has different tastes, though, so let us know what you thought below.

Hairspray Live! Airs Tonight on NBC (Video and Audio)


It’s Finally Here! And Darren Criss Is All Over It!

Here are the last few promo videos before Hairspray Live! airs on NBC tonight (12/7/16) at 8:00 PM ET. At the bottom, two bonus audios from the cast album. Darren Criss hosts a preshow special, The Countdown to Hairspray Live!, on NBC at 7:30PM ET. Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth cohost. Darren will also host a Facebook live event during the broadcast, as well as giving viewers peaks backstage within the broadcast itself.


Darren Criss and Garrett Clayton (Link Larkin) tour the 3 acre set in a golf cart.

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More on Hairspray Live!: Listen to the Soundtrack Album and Watch the New Promo


Wednesday Night Is the Night!

Here’s another round of videos and articles on  Hairspray Live! before it airs on NBC Wednesday night, December 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET.

The Hairspray Live! soundtrack album was released on Spotify a few days ago and it sounds amazing. Maddie Baillio, the newcomer who plays Tracy Turnblad, is a real find. There are surprises that are different from both the stage show and the movie. You can listen to it by getting a free Spotify account, or hear samples at BroadwayWorld.com.

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