The first promo/teaser for NBC’s live musical Hairspray has debuted and it’s a perfectly timed (and perfectly timely) distraction from the grim state of affairs we find ourselves in.
Hairspray is the latest live musical from producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
On Monday, the network distributed the promo for its highly anticipated Dec. 7 production, which features Ariana Grande (Penny Pingleton), Jennifer Hudson (Motormouth Maybelle), Martin Short (Wilbur Turnblad), Derek Hough (Corny Collins) and more members of the cast singing and dancing in the 35-seond video to the tunes of Hairspray‘s signature song.
Come showtime, audiences will see Shahadi Wright Joseph (Little Inez), Ephraim Sykes (Seaweed Stubbs), Garrett Clayton (Link Larkin), Harvey Fierstein (Edna Turnblad), , Kristin Chenoweth (Velma von Tussle) and Dove Cameron (Amber von Tussle) perform in the live production alongside guest stars Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin, Rosie O’Donnell and Billy Eichner.
Newcomer Maddie Baillio will step into the iconic shoes of lead Tracy Turnblad when the show plays live on Dec. 7.
Watch the promo below.