'Hairspray Live!' Cast 2016
The 2016 live production of Hairspray Live!
on NBC airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT with a star-studded cast, along with a fresh face as the lead role of Tracy Turnblad. The official NBC
synopsis of the live musical describes the event as this: [The show] takes place in 1962 Baltimore. Plump 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.”
As the show airs, more footage, behind-the-scenes coverage and spontaneous pics will be available online. You can search for videos and photos on social media by using the hashtag #HairsprayLive. You can also check out the show's official Facebook
pages. Now that you've got the rundown on the production, click through our gallery to meet the cast. (Photo by: Brian Bowen Smith/NBC)