Review: Hairspray Live

Continuing the tradition that NBC has of airing musicals live, this year they tackledĀ Hairspray. With an all-star cast of Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Ariana Grande, Dove Cameron, and Kristin Chenoweth, I had high expectations for this show. Hairspray: Live did a good job paying homage to the original dance movie, Broadway musical, and musical movie; however, it unfortunately fell flat.

opening number of "Good Morning, Baltimore" with Maddie Baillio during Hairspray: Live
opening number of “Good Morning, Baltimore” with Maddie Baillio during Hairspray: Live

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