Hairspray Live!: The Star-Studded Cast Previews 'You Can't Stop the Beat'

Matt Webb Mitovich

In case you were on the fence about NBC’s upcoming Hairspray Live! production, the sneak peek that aired as part of the network’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade coverage might move the needle for you.

VIDEOSHairspray Live!: Reveals First Cast Performance Footage

Though prerecorded, this on-location performance of “You Can’t Stop the Beat” highlights the expansive cast, from newcomer Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad to a cavalcade of very familiar faces, including Jennifer Hudson (as Motormouth Maybelle), Ariana Grande (as Penny Pingleton), Derek Hough (as Corny Collins), Kristin Chenoweth and Dove Cameron (as Velma and Amber Von Tussle) and, as seemingly always, Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad.

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If you were busy, I dunno, “brining,” or like me toggling between the parade and watching one hundred 6-foot tall wooden soldiers beat the tar out of the Bogeymen, give the preview above a peek and share your current level of anticipation for Hairspray Live!, airing Wednesday, Dec. 7 and presumably brought to you by Ultra Clutch.

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