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Michael Urie Opens 'Torch Song,' Gets Support from Vanessa Williams!

Michael Urie hits the red carpet with his longtime friend Vanessa Williams at the opening night party for his Off-Broadway play Torch Song on Thursday (October 19) in New York City.

The two actors starred together in the beloved series Ugly Betty for many years!

Michael was joined at the event by his co-star Mercedes Ruehl and the show’s writer Harvey Fierstein.

Other stars who attended the opening included Matthew Broderick, Fisher Stevens, and Kate Mulgrew.

Torch Song is currently playing at Second Stage in New York until December 3.

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VIDEO: Three Tracys Unite for 'Welcome to the 60s' During 'Hairspray Live'

One of the most special moments of the night during Hairspray Live was when three different Tracy Turnblads united during “Welcome to the 60s.”

Ricki Lake, who played the role in the 1988 movie, and Marissa Jaret Winokur, who played the role in the 2002 Broadway musical, made a special appearance in the song alongside Maddie Baillio, who is playing the role in the NBC live production.

“Welcome to the 60s” is a song that features Tracy getting her mom Edna (Harvey Fierstein) out of the house to experience what the world is like during the 1960s.


Hairspray Live! – Welcome to the ’60s (Highlight)

READ MORE: The two original Tracys spoke to us about their cameos in the NBC production!

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'Hairspray Live!' Soundtrack Stream & Download - LISTEN NOW!

The soundtrack for NBC’s Hairspray Live! has been released in advance of next week’s live production and you can listen to it here!

The cast album features stars like newcomer Maddie Baillio, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Garrett Clayton, Dove Cameron, and more belting out the musical’s songs.

You can download the soundtrack on iTunes and Amazon and stream it below via Spotify!

The album features some of the songs that were written just for the movie version, including “Ladies’ Choice,” now sung by Corny Collins (Derek Hough), and “Come So Far,” sung as a finale song by Jennifer and Ariana.

Click inside now to listen to the Apple Music stream… More Here! »

Hairspray Live! Cast Practices in New Rehearsal Photos!

As the highly-anticipated premiere of Hairspray Live! gets closer, the cast continues to put in work at rehearsals!

We have some new behind-the-scenes shots of Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Martin Short, Garrett Clayton, Ephraim Sykes, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Maddie Baillio getting ready for the big show.

Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Hairspray Live! takes place in 1962 Baltimore.

Here’s the synopsis: 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.”

Hairspray Live! will air on Wednesday, December 7 @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

MUST-READ: Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson talk about their duet!

ALSO MUST-READ: Watch the cast’s performance at the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade!

More Here! »

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Stream 'Hairspray Live!' Video From Thanksgiving Day Parade

The cast of Hairspray Live! performed “You Can’t Stop The Beat” in the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24.

The all-star cast of the upcoming holiday musical includes Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Ephraim Sykes, exciting newcomer Maddie Baillio and special guest stars Billy Eichner, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin and Rosie O’Donnell.

Hairspray Live! will air from Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. You won’t want to miss it. Watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade performance below!


‘Hairspray Live!’ – Thanksgiving Day Parade
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'Hairspray Live!' Cast List - Who is Playing Who?

There are just two weeks left until the cast of Hairspray Live! performs the show on NBC and we are SO excited to see the amazing stars put on the production.

Newcomer Maddie Baillio is leading the cast as Tracy Turnblad with an amazing roster of performers that also included the Broadway production’s original star Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad and theater legend Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle.

Members of the cast are set to appear on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and we can’t wait to see them rock it on the holiday stage.

We have all of the latest photos of the cast in costume that you can check out in the photo gallery. Make sure to tune in for Hairspray Live! on Wednesday (December 7) at 8/7c on NBC. There is also a pre-show starting a half hour before the show!

Click inside to see the full cast list for Hairspray Live!… More Here! »

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NBC's 'Hairspray Live!' Gets Official Cast Portraits Including Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson!

The official cast photos for Hairspray Live! have just been released!

The energetic portraits feature newcomer Maddie Baillio, Kristin Chenoweth, Derek Hough, Ariana Grande, Ephraim Sykes, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Martin Short, Harvey Fierstein, and Jennifer Hudson. Check them all out in our gallery!

And in case you missed it, the first full cast photo was also recently released.

The musical takes place in Baltimore in the early ’60s, when teenager Tracy Turnblad lands her dream role on the popular Corny Collins Show and becomes a dancing sensation overnight, crossing paths with a colorful array of characters along the way.

Don’t miss Hairspray Live! when it premieres December 7 at 8 p.m. on NBC!

10+ pictures inside of the Hairspray Live! cast… More Here! »

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