Everyone Is Going Nuts Over the Hairspray Live Performance From the Macy’s Parade
In keeping with the rich new tradition of broadcasting live remakes of popular musicals with famous people in the lead roles, NBC is premiering Hairspray Live on December 7. To generate a little hype for the big show, the cast participated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and gave an exclusive performance of “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” one of Hairspray‘s most iconic tunes.
With a heavy focus on Ariana Grande in her supporting role as Penny Pingleton, the camera followed the cast as they danced out and on to the parade route.
— Ariana Grande Update (@arianatortoday_) November 24, 2016
Other stars helped celebrate on Twitter, where the performance got rave reviews:
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) November 24, 2016
The accolades poured in:
yesssss #HairsprayLive yessssss! ???
— Hedy (@hedynuggs) November 24, 2016
I AM HERE FOR THISSSSSSSSSSS OMG OMG #HairsprayLive
— Ya girl Wop ? (@dewop_) November 24, 2016
— John Gaines-Grande (@JohnGainess) November 24, 2016
— ✨Princess Carly✨ (@Princess_Carly7) November 24, 2016
— Emrie (@DengXinRui) November 24, 2016
That #HairsprayLive performance during the parade tho. ?
— JP (@jpsketch) November 24, 2016
I CAN NOT WAIT OMG #HairsprayLive
— spooky liz christmas (@_GamingCrybaby_) November 24, 2016
With a reaction like this already, you know NBC executives have something to be thankful for today.
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