Hairspray Live! musical to be streamed for free

The Emmy Award-winning 2016 production of Hairspray will be streamed for free on Friday as part of The Shows Must Go On series.

The piece, which stars Maddie Baillio, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Eichner, Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Dove Cameron, Martin Short and Ariana Grande, will be available from this Friday (29 May) for 48 hours.

It was originally broadcast on American television network NBC on December 7, 2016, with a viewership of over nine million viewers. It was nominated for seven Emmy Awards, winning three.

Hairspray the Musical is based on the 1988 film of the same name, which starred Divine and Ricki Lake. It originally opened in 2002 on Broadway and won eight Tony Awards, with songs such as ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat’, ‘Big, Blonde and Beautiful’ and ‘Good Morning Baltimore’. The original London production won four Olivier Awards in 2008.

Peter J Snee

Peter is a British born creative, working in the live entertainment industry. He holds an honours degree in Performing Arts and has over 12 years combined work experience in producing, directing and managing artistic programs & events. Peter has traversed the UK, Europe and Australia pursuing his interest in theatre. He is inspired by great stories and passionately driven by pursuing opportunities to tell them.

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