Grab Your Circle Skirts And Spray Your 'Do Because Hairspray Is Coming Back!

5 September 2016, 15:07

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Hairspray is coming back! But this time to our small screens in a one night only TV musical spectacular!

Back in January, a live TV version of the classic musical Grease graced our screens and was performed live for TV in America, and over in the UK on ITV the following day.

The live musical spectacle was filmed totally live on sound stages in LA and featured Julanne Hough as Sandy and Les Mis's Aaron Tveit as Danny Zuko alongside cameos from Jessie J, Boyz II Men and the original Frenchie and Doody!

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It was recently announced that Hairspray Live will be performed in the same way on the 3rd December and we're SO happy with that for an early Christmas present!

To get you in the mood, here's a rundown of the A-Listers that have been cast so far and alongside the stars who played their characters the last time Hairspray hit the screens in 2007 for the smash hit film...

Ariana Grande will play Penny Pingleton

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The songbird will be going back to her musical theatre roots to play the best friend of Tracey Turnblad, played by Amanda Bynes in the 2007 movie.
 

Derek Hough will play Corny Collins

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The dancing with the stars heartthrob will take on the role played by James Marsden in the movie.
 

Jennifer Hudson will play Motormouth Maybelle

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The singer has a touch act to follow from Queen Latifah who played the matriarch in the film, but if it's anything like her Dreamgirls performance we think she'll be phenomenal!
 

Kristen Chenoweth will play Velma Von Tussle

 
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Harvey Feirstein will play Edna Turnblad, newcomer Maddie Bailio will make her TV debut as Tracy Turnblad and Disney channel star Garrett Clayton will play Baltimore heartthrob Link Larkin.
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