The Tony-winning musical premiered on NBC-TV December 7. In the past, I have been a little unsure about this musical; but HAIRSPRAY LIVE made me a believer. Just disappointed that there are no extras on Making Of or Rehearsals as there was with NBC TV's Sound Of Music, Peter Pan, etc. Hairspray Live! Seeing her on Disney Channel's "Liv and Maddie", i thought she would be like other Disney stars turned singers: a great look, but no talent whatsoever. Glad to see Bye Bye Birdie is coming December 2017 with Jennifer Lopez (good choice). Maddie Baillio was fine as Tracy. Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2020. i absolutely hate this production of hairspray live. A half-hour before the December 7 live broadcast of, cast members (and Promises, Promises co-stars) Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes will host a half-hour pre-show. Most Read. A first look at NBC’s December 7 live musical event has been released. One of my all time favourite musicals and this NEW version doesn't let it down, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 10, 2018, Great modern adaptation of one of my favourite feel good musicals, great cast , great songs , very colourful and timeless . I missed "Ladies Choice" sung so well by Zac Efron in the movie. I watched it live, and then watched it the next day on Hulu, and was very disappointed to see that the audio was still off as it was for the live broadcast. It has great energy and love the corny stage comedy. Musical-star-dream-team version of Hairspray the Musical, Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2017. Ephraim Sykes may not have known what an “audition book” was, but that didn’t stop the, Before she was cast as Amber Von Tussle, the, As a new administration takes shape, the cast of, After a childhood transformation, Clayton became a Disney Channel star, booked screen work, and landed the role of Link in. I was pleasantly surprised by Dove Cameron, who played the mean girl Amber Von Tussle. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2020, Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. the songs are sung in a completely different order, and some of the cast choices are just unbearable. Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2019. My favorite aspect of the musical were the songs and the actors' singing, two of my favorite numbers being "(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs" and Good Morning Baltimore" by Kristin Chenoweth and Maddie Baillio, respectively. Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "Hairspray Live!" “Hairspray” vet Harvey Fierstein will star as Edna Turnblad, the role that won him a Tony in the stage production. So happy that the audio is fixed on the DVD! “Hairspray” follows NBC’s past live musicals “The Sounds of Music,” “Peter Pan” and most recently, “The Wiz.”, The live TV musical has become the hot trend of the moment with other broadcasts following suit. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 11, 2017. thank you for my Item i will so enjoy this DVD a lot I have to say i saw Hairspray When Michael Ball did i it in Plymouth and he was brillent and i have to say when i saw this Version over Christmas last year i so enjoyed it a lot and i think the person who did Enda was Fantastic and the cast to so i am so pleased that i went for this Item and i will watch this DVD over and over agian and i like to recamde this Item to all Customs this DVD is so worth having and to buy and thank you for your Excellent serivce to and i hope all customers will so enjoy this item. Plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on "The Corny Collins Show," a local TV program. (Trailer 'Dance Your Heart Out') Hairspray Live! Reviewed in the United States on December 22, 2016. Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. Movie. Teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV program. Hairspray is one of my favorite musical and this Live! Click here to read more about Hairspray’s live audience—how it will function and how to get in. Celebrate Aaron Tveit With a Look Back at His Career Highlights, Look Back at Eden Espinosa, Karen Olivo, and More in, A Starry, Re-Imagined Public Theater Virtual Gala Live Streams October 20, Unions Jurisdiction Battle Continues as SAG-AFTRA Files Formal Complaint Against Actors' Equity, Calls for Mediation, How Ephraim Sykes’ First Musical Audition Landed Him on Broadway, Dove Cameron Overcomes Her Disney Identity to Tackle, Disney’s Garrett Clayton Ditched Bifocals and Sweater Vests to Be, There Are Easter Eggs Hidden in the Set of. Wish this has been available on Blu-ray with extras, but definitely worth buying it on DVD. Directed by Adam Shankman. This version does some things better than the Hollywood version. Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "Hairspray Live!" Kristin was dependably great as usual; Derek Hough added a lot of dance as Corny Collins; and talk about moves, Ephraim Sykes (who was in HAMILTON) had em to spare. Delightful remake of the Broadway musical with a live audience that adds to the immediacy. I watched "Hairspray Live!" Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. I LOVED IT! ABC is also gearing up for a non-live television music of “Dirty Dancing.”. i hate the set up of this version of the film so much. The cast was first rate. one of my absolute favorite movies is hairspray and i hate the way they did this, the live version is just so bad i can’t even begin to explain it. Shahadi Wright Joseph was cute; wish she had more to do. Fox is also prepping for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” this fall, though it won’t be live. Copyright 1991-2020 © Playbill Inc. All Rights Reserved. “Hairspray Live” airs Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. on NBC. Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. Get the complete live theatre experience at home with cast bios, photos, and more! Love this show, love this cast, love the message Hairspray shares. Hairspray Live!, the NBC musical event that will air live December 7, has released its first trailer, featuring newcomer Maddie Baillio and original Tony Award-winning star Harvey Fierstein. takes place in 1962 Baltimore. (Trailer 2) More Videos. Kenny Leon directs alongside Alex Rudzinski as live television director. “Hairspray Live!” features newcomer Maddie Baillio in the star-making role of Tracy Turnblad, plus a star-studded cast including Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin and Rosie O’Donnell. Harvey Fierstein, continuing the tradition of a man playing Tracy's mom (Divine, Travolta), is fun to watch; and as writer on the teleplay tightens the script (except the ending, which felt padded like his breasts) and adds a few funny lines, like the Kruschev comment, that I don't remember in the movie musical. REVEALED. Great picture great value. The musical event will be filmed live at the Universal Studios lots in Los Angeles, CA. The cast also features Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle, Andrea Martin as Prudy Pingleton, Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton, Ephraim Sykes as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Shahadi Wright Joseph as Little Inez, Sean Hayes as Mr. Pinky, Rosie O’Donnell as the gym teacher, Paul Vogt as Mr. Spritzer, Derek Hough as Corny Collins, Garrett Clayton as Link Larkin, Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad, and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle. However, her vocals were great, and she could definitely hold her own against Maddie Baillio (Tracy Turnblad) and Ariana Grande in the number "Mama, I'm A Big Girl Now". Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2020. Watch the first “Hairspray Live!” promo here: © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2017. Fox jived into the genre with “Grease,” which was a critical and consumer hit. version is something. It's the state show, which I've seen, captured "live". Several new songs were added not seen in the movie, such as "It Takes Two" sung by standout Garrett Clayton strutting his considerable stuff, Elvis-like; and a finale sung by the outstanding Jennifer and Ariana Grande. Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "Hairspray Live!" Fierstein has written the teleplay for the new adaptation, and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell serves as choreographer for the live production with music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. takes place in 1962 Baltimore. takes place in 1962 Baltimore. I enjoyed Ariana Grande's performance as Penny Pingleton greatly, finding it amusing and I was surprised by her acting abilities. Sean Hayes as Mr. Pinky added his special touch. The much-anticipated December 7 live television event on NBC hit the spot. Nor do the credits list who plays what part. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The cast works hard and with precision; you can see the sweat and what I assume are real tears from Link, Tracy, Seaweed, and other cast members when the dynamite Jennifer Hudson belts out her emotional "I Know Where I've Been."
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