42 Hairspray Live! GIFs to Brighten Up Your Day

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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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Hairspray Live! Review: Welcome to the 60s!

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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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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.

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

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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.

Videos:

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

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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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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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