Hairspray Live! Update: New Sneak Peak, Cast on The Today Show Plus Kristin Chenoweth Sings [VIDEO]

Hairspray Live! finally hits the airwaves in 6 days, on Wednesday, December 7th!

Today we have a few new videos to help everyone with the wait. The first video, First Look: Countdown to Hairspray Live! has new clips from the show, plus clips of the stars talking about the show, each other, the show’s continuing relevance and the the making of the show.


The second video is a longer interview with some of the cast on The Today Show, including Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, Martin Short, and newcomer Maddie Baillio. It also includes more clips from the show.

Finally, here’s a brief video of Kristin Chenoweth in her role as Miss Baltimore Crabs herself, Velma Von Tussle. She looks like she’s having a ball hamming it up like the role requires!

Hairspray Live! You Can’t Stop the Beat (Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Performance)

This video ran during the parade. The song starts at about 1:15.

It looks fantastic!!

There’s nothing we don’t love about this performance. The cast all seem to fit, in the brief moments we get with them. Standouts are Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Mabel, Derek Hough as Corny Collins, and Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton. But where’s Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad? We do get a glimpse of him in the teaser trailer released earlier in the week.

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