With Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson, 'Hairspray' Sure Looks Like It'll Be NBC's Best Live Musical

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You can't stop the beat, but as the 2007 film version of Hairspray proved, you can make it super awkward by casting John Travolta. That's okay! Because for NBC's live musical rendition, they chose somebody else to play Edna.

Airing December 7, the star-studded event features faces old and new, including Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Kristen Chenoweth, and relative unknown Maddie Baillio in the principal role of Tracy. Fun! Glitter! Group choreo! Will they cut the racism bit (wow, timely)? Watch the promo below, and tune in next month.

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