‘Hairspray’ Vs. ‘Hairspray Live!’: Side-By-Side Comparisons Of Each Character

Everyone is talking about the cast of 'Hairspray Live!' in the days leading up to the premiere. The last time 'Hairspray' was onscreen was back in 2007. See how the stars of 'Hairspray Live!' compare to cast of the 2007!

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Hairspray Live! is the latest live musical event to come to NBC. The show will premiere Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Hairspray Live! comes nearly 10 years after the 2007 movie, which was based off the 2002 Broadway musician and 1988 original film. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the Hairspray Live! cast and the stars of the 2007 movie:

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Maddie Baillio is playing the Tracy Turnblad, played by Nikki Blonsky in the 2007 movie.

Harvey Fierstein is playing Edna Turnblad, played by John Travolta in the 2007 movie.

Martin Short is playing Wilbur Turnblad, played by Christopher Walken in the 2007 movie.

Garrett Clayton is playing Link Larkin, played by Zac Efron in the 2007 movie.

Ariana Grande is playing Penny Pingleton, played by Amanda Bynes in the 2007 movie.

Andrea Martin is playing Prudy Pingleton, played by Allison Janney in the 2007 movie.

Derek Hough is playing Corny Collins, played by James Marsden in the 2007 movie.

Jennifer Hudson is playing Motormouth Maybelle, played by Queen Latifah in the 2007 movie.

Andrea Martin is playing Prudy Pingleton, played by Allison Janney in the 2007 movie.

Dove Cameron is playing Amber Von Tussle, played by Brittany Snow in the 2007 movie.

Kristin Chenoweth is playing Velma Von Tussle, played by Michelle Pheiffer in the 2007 movie.

Ephraim Sykes is playing Seaweed J. Stubbs, played by Elijah Kelley in the 2007 movie.

Will the Hairspray Live! cast be able to measure up to the Hairspray’s before it? Time will tell! After listening to the soundtrack, the Hairspray Live! cast is already doing the musical justice!

HollywoodLifers, are you going to watch Hairspray: Live? Do you like the movie? Let us know!

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