Hairspray Live! Promo Feat Jennifer Hudson and Derek Hough (VIDEO)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 2016 -- Pictured: (l-r) Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad -- (Photo by: Brian Bowen Smith/NBC)

The first promo for Hairspray Live!, is here, featuring the cast and even a glimpse of past productions (See: Carrie Underwood in 2013’s Sound of Music Live!)

The all-star cast of NBC’s live musical includes American Idol 3 singer Jennifer Hudson as celebrity disk jockey Motormouth Maybelle, newcomer Maddie Baillios starring as Tracy Turnblad, Harvey Fierstein as her mother Edna, Ariana Grande as Tracy’s friend Penny Pingleton, Kristin Chenoweth as evil producer Velma Von Tussle, Martin Short as Tracy’s dad, Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough as afternoon TV host Corny Collins, Dove Cameron as mean girl Amber Von Tussle, Garrett Clayton as heartthrob Link Larkin, plus special guests Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin and Rosie O’Donnell.

Watch the fun sneak peek here. Hairspray Live! airing out of Los Angeles on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. on NBC. The production plans to take a cue from FOX’s Grease Live and utilize outdoor locations at Universal studios, so watch for that!

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