Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Check out this new behind-the-scenes video featuring the all-star cast of NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” The highly anticipated musical presentation airs on December 7 at 8 p.m. EST.

90-6As previously reported, “Hairspray Live!” features Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Ephraim Sykes, Shahadi Wright Joseph and exciting newcomer Maddie Baillio. There will also be special appearances by Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin and Rosie O’Donnell.

In “Hairspray Live!,” teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on “The Corny Collins Show,” a local TV program. When against all odds Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters, including the resident dreamboat, Link; the ambitious mean girl, Amber; an African-American boy she meets in detention, Seaweed; and his mother, Motormouth Maybelle, the owner of a local record store. Tracy’s mother is the indomitable Edna, and she eventually encourages Tracy on her campaign to integrate the all-white “Corny Collins Show.”

“Hairspray Live!” will be directed by the legendary Alex Rudzinski alongside Tony-winning director Kenny Leon, who told me during our UPFRONT interview that viewers are in for a real treat. The show is executive produced by while Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

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