UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Starring world-class performers and recording artists, NBC's musical television production of Hairspray Live! stays true to the groundbreaking Broadway show. Available just 13 days after the performance aired on national television, Hairspray Live! arrives on DVD on December 20, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
A show-stopping dream team of stars including Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Derek Hough, Martin Short, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, and Harvey Fierstein come together to bring this Broadway favorite to life! With the Tony Award-winning choreographer of the original 'Hairspray' Broadway musical on board, Hairspray Live! is sure to dazzle. Set in 1962, Tracy Turnblad becomes an overnight sensation after appearing on a Baltimore TV dance show. With her newfound popularity, she twists and shakes her hometown, teaching them a thing or two about racial equality - and of course, the power of big hair!
The spectacular television event is executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, whose numerous credits include Chicago, which won six Oscars® including Best Picture, the television series Smash, The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live!, and The Wiz Live! An exciting new version unlike anything seen before, Hairspray Live! premiered on NBC to rave reviews and will be a holiday classic to watch for years to come!
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Cast: Newcomer Maddie Baillio, Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Garrett Clayton, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Martin Short, Ephraim Sykes, and special appearances by Billy Eichner, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin and Rosie O'Donnell
Directed By: Kenny Leon, Alex Rudzinski
Live Television Direction by: Alex Rudzinski
Executive Produced By: Craig Zadan, Neil Meron
Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell
Teleplay By: Harvey Fierstein
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD
Street Date: December 20, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61182051
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 hours EST
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